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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 16:03

M 81, M 82 - Dance of the Galaxies

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Messier 81 is a spiral galaxy located in Ursa Major, it is the largest galaxy in the M81 galaxy group, which is a relatively close grouping of galaxies. It is often called Bode's Galaxy after its discovery by Johann Bode…

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  • Constellation Ursa Major
  • Right Ascension 09h 55m 33.2s
  • Declination +69° 3′ 55″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 11.8 million
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Messier 46 is an open cluster located in the constellation of Puppis. The cluster contains approximately 500 stars and is estimated to be 300 million years old. Also visible in the cluster is a planetary nebula designated NGC 2438, however…

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  • Constellation Puppis
  • Right Ascension 07h 41.8m
  • Declination −14° 49′
  • Distance (Lightyears) 5,400
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 16:39

M 41

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Messier 41 is an open cluster located in Canis Major near the brightest star in the sky, Sirius. First recorded notice of it was by Giovanni Battista Hordierna in 1645. Charles Messier added it to his catalog in January 1765.…

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  • Constellation Canis Major
  • Right Ascension 06h 46.0m
  • Declination −20° 46
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2,300
Friday, 16 March 2018 15:03

M 42 - The Orion Nebula

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Messier 42 The Orion Nebula Probably one of the most photographed and studied nebula in the sky. The nebula can be viewed as a "fuzzy" star in the belt of Orion. The nebula is a stellar nursery where new stars…

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  • Constellation Orion
  • Right Ascension 05h 35m 17.3s
  • Declination −05° 23′ 28″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 1340
Friday, 16 March 2018 14:13

NGC 4755 The Jewel Box Cluster

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NGC 4755, The Jewel Box Cluster is a young open cluster in the southern constellation of Crux. Taken with a remote scope in Australia while I waited out the clouds here. One of the youngest open clusters near us at…

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  • Constellation Crux
  • Right Ascension 12h 53m 42s
  • Declination −60° 22.0′[
  • Distance (Lightyears) 6,440
Saturday, 10 March 2018 01:32

NGC 5139 Omega Centauri

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Omega Centauri appears to be a globular cluster located in the skies of the southern hemisphere. It can be barely visible rising just above the horizon from southern locations in the northern hemisphere. This image was imaged from a remote…

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  • Constellation Centaurus
  • Right Ascension 13h 26m 47.28s
  • Declination −47° 28′ 46.1″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 15,800
Friday, 09 February 2018 15:07

La Superba

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Other names for La Superba are Y CVn, and HD 110914. La Superba is a late stage red giant star, with a mass of three times that of our Sun, but with its outer layers extending out to a radius…

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  • Constellation Canes Venatici
  • Right Ascension 12h 45m 07.83s
  • Declination +45° 26′ 24.92″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 1,000
Thursday, 01 February 2018 22:46

Lunar Eclipse January 31, 2018

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The morning of January 31, 2018 featured an lunar eclipse, which was also "blue" moon, which means it was a 2nd full moon in a single month, and also while the Moon was slightly closer in its orbit, which is…
Friday, 26 January 2018 22:26

NGC 1514

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NGC 1514 is often called the Crystal Ball Nebula. It is a planetary nebula located in the constellation of Taurus. Discovered by William Herschel in 1790, it caused him to rethink the idea that nebulosity is just unresolved stars. The…

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  • Constellation Taurus
  • Right Ascension 04h 09m 16.984s
  • Declination +30° 46′ 33.47″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2200
Sunday, 21 January 2018 17:02

NGC 253 Sculptor Galaxy

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NGC 253 or often called the Silver Dollar Galaxy is dominated by it's dust patterns. Discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783, it is one of the brighter galaxies visible. NGC 253 is a member of the Sculptor Group of galaxies,…

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  • Constellation Sculptor
  • Right Ascension 00h 47m 33s
  • Declination −25° 17′ 18″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 11.4 million
Sunday, 21 January 2018 16:10

NGC 2261 Hubble's Variable Nebula 2017

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NGC 2261 is an unusual nebula in that it's appearance can change in a matter of weeks. The most plausible explanation is denser knots of gas closer to the star R Mon at the tip of the nebula cast shadows…

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  • Constellation Monoceros
  • Right Ascension 6h 39m 10s
  • Declination +8° 45′
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2,500
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 10:39

NGC 7814

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NGC 7814 is a galaxy located in the constellation of Pegasus.It resembles the more well know M104 Sombrero galaxy, but due to its increased distance, appears dimmer and smaller. It is located at an estimated distance of 40 million lightyears.…

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  • Constellation Pegasus
  • Right Ascension 00h 03m 14.9s
  • Declination +16° 08′ 44″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 40 Million
Friday, 29 December 2017 16:07

NGC 2244 Rosetta Nebula

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The Rosetta Nebula, also known as Cadwell 49, and sometimes referred to as NGC 2244, although that actually refers to the open cluster in the nebula. The nebula is located in the constellation of Monoceros at a distance of 5,200…

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  • Constellation Monoceros
  • Right Ascension 06h 33m 45s
  • Declination +04° 59′ 54″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 5,200
Friday, 29 December 2017 12:44

NGC 281

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Also known as IC 11, or Sh2-184, and is occasionally referred to as the Pacman nebula due to its resemblance to the Pacman game's main character. The surrounding gas and dust is ionized by the open cluster IC 1590 which…

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  • Constellation Cassiopeia
  • Right Ascension 00h 52m 59.3s
  • Declination +56° 37′ 19″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 9,500
Thursday, 30 November 2017 22:45

M 39 (2017)

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Messier 39 is an open cluster located in Cygnus. It contains an estimated 30 members and an age of approximately 200 - 300 million years. A wide and loose cluster with a starry background. Imaged with the ED80CFT refractor and…
Thursday, 23 November 2017 15:06

M 33

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Messier 33, or also called the Triangulum Galaxy, is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Triangulum. Sometimes it is referred to as the Pinwheel galaxy, but that name is more associated with Messier 101. It is a member…

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  • Constellation Triangulum
  • Right Ascension 01h 33m 50.02s
  • Declination +30° 39′ 36.7″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2.5 Million
Friday, 03 November 2017 14:48

NGC 457 ET Cluster

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NGC 457, better known as the ET cluster or the Owls cluster, is an open cluster located in the constellation of Cassiopeia Imaged with the 80 mm refractor and ZWO 1600 mono camera.

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  • Constellation Cassiopeia
  • Right Ascension 01h 19m 32.6s
  • Declination +58° 17′ 27″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 7,900
Friday, 03 November 2017 13:19

NGC 7789 Caroline's Rose

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Ngc 7789, or more poetically known as Caroline's Rose, or the White Rose was discovered by Caroline Herschel. An open cluster in the constellation of Cassiopeia at a distance of 7.6 thousand light years. An estimated 1,000 stars make up…

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  • Constellation Cassiopeia
  • Right Ascension 23h 57m 24s
  • Declination +56° 42′ 30″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 7,600
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 14:55

Observe the Moon 2017

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My quick My #ObserveTheMoon image. Cropped and resized to fit the page, and despite my best efforts, still a bit over-exposed using the 80 mm refractor.
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 14:39

M 45 - Pleiades

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The Pleiades is an open cluster located in the constellation of Taurus. At a distance of only 444 light years, its one of the closer open clusters. The dust surrounding them was originally thought to be left over from their…

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  • Constellation Taurus
  • Right Ascension 3h 47m 24s
  • Declination +24° 07′ 00
  • Distance (Lightyears) 444
Saturday, 21 October 2017 16:03

NGC 185

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Dwarf spherical galaxies are not the most photogenic of galaxies, but sometimes I like to image stuff off the beaten track to see what I can find. I was able to track down and identify some of the globular clusters…
Saturday, 21 October 2017 14:55

NGC 869,NGC 884 Double Cluster in Perseus

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The Double cluster in Perseus is a pair of open clusters (NGC 869 and NGC 884) located in the constellation of Perseus. Both are young clusters at an age of around 12.8 million year old, and contain many blue-white super…
Saturday, 21 October 2017 14:31

Asteroid 2012 TC4

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On Oct 12, 2017, a small asteroid zoomed past Earth just outside the range of our geosynchronous satellites. First discovered in October 4, 2012 during it's last close approach. It will make several more approaches in the coming decades, but…
Saturday, 23 September 2017 23:16

M 11 with a Milky Way Background.

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 Messier 11 is an rich and compact open cluster located in the constellation of Scutum containing an estimated 2900 stars. It borders the northern end of the Scutum Cloud which is a dense section of the visible Milky Way. It's…
Thursday, 14 September 2017 15:19

Asteroid 3122 Florence Close Approach

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On the night of August 31, I imaged the asteroid Florence which made a relatively close pass of Earth. At a distance of 4.4 million miles, it is one of the larger near Earth asteroids. With a size of 2.7…
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