Galaxies

Galaxies (53)

Galaxies I've imaged.

Wednesday, 21 April 2021 15:42

Messier 94

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Messier 94 or sometimes referred to as the Cat's Eye or the Croc's Eye galaxy it is a spiral galaxy with distinct inner and outer rings. Several theory's on how it came about, but no definite answer. The inner ring…

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  • Constellation Canes Venatici
  • Right Ascension 12h 50m 53.1s
  • Declination +41° 07′ 14″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 16 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 8.9
  • Galaxy Type (R)SA(r)ab LINER
Wednesday, 14 April 2021 13:55

Messier 49

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Messier 49 is a giant elliptical galaxy located in Virgo. Part of the Virgo B sub cluster of the Virgo super cluster, it was the first member of the cluster identified. The galaxy stretches across 157,000 light years and contains…

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  • Constellation Virgo
  • Right Ascension 12h 29m 46.7s
  • Declination +08° 00′ 02″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 56 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 9.4
  • Galaxy Type E2
Friday, 05 March 2021 15:24

NGC 3079

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NGC 3079 - A barred spiral located in Ursa Major. Higher resolution images show bubbles forming above and below the nucleus formed by intense star formation.

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  • Constellation Ursa Major
  • Right Ascension 10h 01m 57.8s
  • Declination +55° 40′ 47″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 50 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 11.5
  • Galaxy Type SB(s)c
Thursday, 04 February 2021 15:46

NGC 253

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NGC 253, aka Sculptor Galaxy, aka Silver Dollar Galaxy.One of the brightest galaxies visible, but a bit low in the sky for Northern observers. About 11 million light years away and a diameter of 90,000 light years. Also one of…

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  • Constellation Sculptor
  • Right Ascension 00h 47m 33s
  • Declination −25° 17′ 18″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 10 Million
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
  • Magnitude 8
  • Galaxy Type SAB(s)c
Friday, 01 January 2021 17:55

NGC 488

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NGC 488 a nearly face on spirally spiral galaxy with it's tightly wound arms located 90 million light years away in Pisces. Estimated size of the diameter of the galaxy is 170,000 light years across. Many background galaxies are also…

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  • Constellation Pisces
  • Right Ascension 01h 21m 46.8s
  • Declination +15° 24′ 19″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 90 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 10.4
  • Galaxy Type SA
  • Variable Type undefined
  • B-V Color Index undefined
Thursday, 26 November 2020 14:10

NGC 278

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Compact isolated face on spiral galaxy located in Cassiopeia. The galaxy is undergoing a burst of star formation in an inner ring but it does not extend out to the outer parts of the galaxy. It is thought to have…

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  • Constellation Cassiopeia
  • Right Ascension 00h 52m 04.3s
  • Declination +47° 33′ 02″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 39 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 11.5
  • Galaxy Type SABb
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 12:40

NGC 7217

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NGC 7217 a gas poor spiral galaxy located in Pegasus 50 million light years away. Three ring like structures where most of the star formations is occurring. Possibly a result of a past galaxy merger as some stars are moving…

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  • Constellation Pegasus
  • Right Ascension 22h 07m 52.4s
  • Declination +31° 21′ 33″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 50 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 15:47

Messier 33 2020 Version

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Messier 33 or the Triangulum Galaxy located conveniently in the constellation of Triangulum is a member of our local group of galaxies. The third biggest of a group that includes the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxies. A spiral galaxy…

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  • Constellation Triangulum
  • Right Ascension 01h 34m 33.2s
  • Declination +30° 47′ 06″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2.7 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Wednesday, 02 September 2020 12:38

NGC 891

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NGC 891 galaxy is located in Andromeda. Similar in size and shape to our galaxy, it's what ours would look like viewed edge on. Fingers of dust and gas are seen extending above and below the galaxies disk, possibly cause…

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  • Constellation Andromeda
  • Right Ascension 02h 22m 33.4s
  • Declination +42° 20′ 57″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 27 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Saturday, 22 August 2020 18:55

Messier 31 2020 Version

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Messier 31 or the Andromeda Galaxy, located in the constellation of Andromeda contains more than one trillion stars. Also visible are Messier 110 above the galaxy, and Messier 32 just below the galaxy disk. Two of the 14 satellite galaxies…

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  • Constellation Andromeda
  • Right Ascension 00h 42m 44.3s
  • Declination +41° 16′ 9″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2.5 million
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Wednesday, 17 June 2020 20:50

Messier 51 The Whirlpool Galaxy

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Messier 51 and NGC 5194 are a pair of interacting galaxies. It is the brightest member of the M51 galaxy group, which also includes M63, the Sunflower galaxy. It is about 35-40% the size of our galaxy, and is Seyfert…

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  • Constellation Canes Venatici
  • Right Ascension 13h 29m 52.7s
  • Declination +47° 11′ 43″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 23 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
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
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