Galaxies

Galaxies (42)

Galaxies I've imaged.

Friday, 29 May 2020 16:43

The Hercules Galaxy Cluster

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Abell 2151 - The richest galaxy cluster of the Hercules super galaxy cluster. It contains around 200 galaxies and is located some 500 light years away. It contains a wide variety of spirals and elliptical as well as lenticular galaxies.

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  • Constellation Hercules
  • Right Ascension 16h 05m 15.0s
  • Declination +17° 44′ 55″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 500 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Thursday, 21 May 2020 12:08

Messier 61 and SN2020jfo

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Messier 61 is a barred spiral galaxy located in Virgo, and part of the Virgo galaxy cluster. M61 is roughly the same size as our galaxy and is classified as a starburst galaxy that is undergoing a high rate of…

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  • Constellation Virgo
  • Right Ascension 12h 21m 54.9s
  • Declination +04° 28′ 25″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 52 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:38

Messier 109

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Messier 109 is a barred spiral located in Ursa Major, and the brightest galaxy of the M109 galaxy group. It has a radius of around 90,000 light years and contains an estimated 1 trillion stars. Charles Messier made note of…

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  • Constellation Ursa Major
  • Right Ascension 11h 57m 36.0s
  • Declination +53° 22′ 28″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 83 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Thursday, 02 April 2020 17:37

Messier 63

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Messier 63, also called the Sunflower Galaxy is a spiral galaxy located in Canes Venatici. While the galaxy only has two major spiral arms, they are patchy and wrapped around the core forming what is called a flocculent type spiral…

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  • Constellation Canes Venatici
  • Right Ascension 13h 15m 49.27s
  • Declination +42° 01′ 45.72"
  • Distance (Lightyears) 29.3 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Thursday, 30 January 2020 14:18

NGC 2683

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NGC 2683 is a nearly edge on spiral galaxy, with a possible barred structure. Located in Lynx, and lies approximately 25 million light years away. 

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  • Constellation Lynx
  • Right Ascension 08h 52m 41.3s
  • Declination +33° 25′ 19″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 25 million
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 12:43

IC 342

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IC 342, sometimes called the Hidden Galaxy because it is heavily obscured by dust since it lies in the direction of the galactic equator of our Milky Way galaxy. Without that, it would be one of the brighter galaxies in…

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  • Constellation Camelopardalis
  • Right Ascension 03h 46m 48.5s
  • Declination +68° 05′ 46″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 10 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Friday, 24 January 2020 23:48

NGC 2681

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NGC 2681 is a lenticular galaxy located 50 million light years away in Ursa Major. Various other more distant galaxies are also visible. 

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  • Constellation Ursa Major
  • Right Ascension 08h 53m 32.7s
  • Declination 51° 18′ 49″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 50 million
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 16:09

NGC 404 - Mirach's Ghost

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NGC 404 is a dwarf lenticular galaxy 10 million light years away. It lies just 7 arc-min away from the star Mirach, a red giant. The close proximity has earned it the name of Mirach's Ghost because of the difficulty…

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  • Constellation Andromeda
  • Right Ascension 01h 09m 27.0s
  • Declination +35° 43′ 04″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 10 million
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Thursday, 26 December 2019 22:10

NGC 1961

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NGC 1961, a some what distorted massive spiral galaxy, over twice the size of the Milky Way, some 170 million light years away in Camelopardalis. 

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  • Constellation Camelopardalis
  • Right Ascension 05h 42m 04.6s
  • Declination +69° 22′ 42″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 170 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Tuesday, 24 December 2019 15:16

Messier 74

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M 74 is a an example of a "grand design" spiral galaxy, which means it has well defined spiral arms. It has a low surface brightness, that makes is one of the more difficult Messier objects, but the face on…

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  • Constellation Pisces
  • Right Ascension 01h 36m 41.8s
  • Declination +15° 47′ 01″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 32 million
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Thursday, 05 December 2019 15:54

Messier 33

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Messier 33 is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Triangulum, for that reason it is often called the Triangulum Galaxy. Sometimes referred to as the Pinwheel Galaxy, but that is the name given to Messier 101. It is…

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  • Constellation Triangulum
  • Right Ascension 01h 33m 50.02s
  • Declination +30° 39′ 36.7″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2.7 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Saturday, 09 November 2019 02:50

NGC 7741

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NGC 7741 A barred spiral located in the Pegasus constellation. A barred galaxy has a central bar with spiral arms trailing off of the bar. Many additional distant background galaxies are also in this image.

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  • Constellation Pegasus
  • Right Ascension 23h 43m 54.4s
  • Declination +26° 04′ 32″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 41 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Thursday, 05 September 2019 23:11

NGC 206

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Star Clouds of Andromeda featuring NGC 206 in the center, which is an OB association of hot O and B type stars numbering over 300 and stretching some 4,000 light years.

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  • Constellation Andromeda
  • Right Ascension 00h 40m 31.3s
  • Declination +40° 44′ 21″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2.5 million
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Friday, 09 August 2019 13:27

Hercules Galaxy Cluster

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Abell 2151 - Hercules Galaxy cluster. Over 200+ distant galaxies in this image. Galaxies are located 450-500 million light years away. Part of the larger Hercules super cluster. Annotated image follows..

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  • Constellation Hercules
  • Right Ascension 16h 05m 15.0s
  • Declination +17° 44′ 55″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 500 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Friday, 02 August 2019 13:34

NGC 4490

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NGC 4490, commonly called the Cocoon Galaxy is a disrupted barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Canes Venatici. A smaller companion galaxy NGC 4485 has interacted with it in the past, creating a distorted galaxy and helping to…

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  • Constellation Canes Venatici
  • Right Ascension 12h 30m 36.2s
  • Declination 41° 38′ 38″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 25
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera Atik 314l+ Mono ccd
Saturday, 27 April 2019 15:28

Leo Triplet

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Leo Triplet (M65, M66, NGC 3628) in my favorite orientation. The galaxies form part of the M66 Group. The three galaxies show signs of gravitational interaction in the past. M66 has drawn out spiral arms that show a high rate…

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  • Constellation Leo
  • Right Ascension 11h 17m
  • Declination +13°25′
  • Distance (Lightyears) 35 million
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:08

M 81 and M 82

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Messier 81 is a spiral galaxy about half the size of the Milky Galaxy with a diameter of 90,000 light years, lies about 12 million light years away. Messier 82 has a diameter of 37,000 light years and is classified…

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  • Constellation Ursa Major
  • Right Ascension 09h 55m 33.2s
  • Declination +69° 3′ 55″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 12 million
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 10:09

NGC 4565 The Needle Galaxy

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NGC 4565 or the Needle Galaxy, edge on view of a spiral galaxy located in Coma Berenices, around 40 million light years away. A prominent dust lane is visible the entire length of the galaxy. Slightly larger than our own…

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  • Constellation Coma Berenices
  • Right Ascension 12h 36m 20.8s
  • Declination +25° 59′ 16″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 40 million +/- 10 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera Atik 314l+ Mono ccd
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 18:39

M 33 - Triangulum Galaxy

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M 33 or the Triangulum Galaxy at only 3 million light years away, is the third biggest galaxy in our local group of galaxies. It is a smaller spiral galaxy with a size of 60,000 light years across compared to…

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  • Constellation Triangulum
  • Right Ascension 01h 33m 50.02s
  • Declination +30° 39′ 36.7″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 3 million
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 18:36

NGC 772

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Start off the year with a galaxy, NGC 772. 130 million light years away in Aries, at twice the size of our galaxy. Elongated spiral arm probably caused by one of its satellite galaxies.

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  • Constellation Aries
  • Right Ascension 01h 59m 19.6s
  • Declination +19° 00′ 27″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 130 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera Atik 314l+ Mono ccd
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 14:49

NGC 253 The Sculptor Galaxy

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Located in Sculptor, of course, the Sculptor Galaxy is sometimes referred to as the Silver Dollar Galaxy. It is one of the brighter galaxies after the ones in the Local Group. Discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783, William Herschel added…

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  • Constellation Sculptor
  • Right Ascension 00h 47m 33s
  • Declination −25° 17′ 18″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 11.5 million
Friday, 14 December 2018 13:19

M 77

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Messier 77 is an active galaxy located in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster). It has an active galactic nucleus and is classified as a type 2 Seyfert galaxy. It is one of the closest of this type of…

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  • Constellation Cetus
  • Right Ascension 2h 42m 40.7s
  • Declination −00° 00′ 48″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 47 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera Atik 314l+ Mono ccd
Thursday, 22 November 2018 17:25

NGC 891

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NGC 891 is an edge on spiral galaxy in which the disk of the galaxy shows many dusty regions. Filaments of the dust extend out from the disk, it is thought that supernova explosions might have caused them.

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  • Constellation Andromeda
  • Right Ascension 02h 22m 33.4s
  • Declination +42° 20′ 57″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 27 million light years
Monday, 05 November 2018 05:35

NGC 6503

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NGC 6503 Nicknamed the Lost in Space Galaxy as it sits on the edge of an area of space devoid of galaxies that is called the Local Void. A dwarf galaxy at one third of the size of the Milky…

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  • Constellation Draco
  • Right Ascension 17h 49.4m 00s
  • Declination +70° 09′ 00″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 18 million
Thursday, 11 October 2018 15:19

M 31 - The Andromeda Galaxy

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Messier 31, or more commonly known as the Andromeda Galaxy, is one of the largest members of our local group of galaxies. Charles Messier added it to his catalog in 1764. Until 1917 it was thought it was just a…

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  • Constellation Andromeda
  • Right Ascension 00h 42m 44.3s
  • Declination +41° 16′ 9″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2.5 million
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