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Friday, 13 November 2020 16:35

EZ Aqr 2020

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EZ Aqr is a triple red dwarf system 11 light years away. Star "C" of the triplet orbits every 3.8 days, the other one "B" has a 823 day period.All three of the stars have an estimated mass of a…

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  • Constellation Aquarius
  • Right Ascension 22h 38m 33.73s
  • Declination –15° 17′ 57.3″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 11.1
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Thursday, 12 November 2020 17:17

NGC 129

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NGC 129 an open cluster in Cassiopeia. Contains several giant stars including the Cepheid variable star DL Cas which can used to measure its distance of around 5,300 light years. Contains 35 - 80 members and estimated age of 77…

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  • Constellation Cassiopeia
  • Right Ascension 00h 30m 00s
  • Declination +60° 13′ 06″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 5,300
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
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
Friday, 06 November 2020 16:53

The Double Cluster 2020 Version

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The Double Cluster consists of two open clusters, NGC869 and NGC884 located in Perseus. Estimated age is 12.8 million years. Although visible to the naked eye, they need optical aid to show the two individual clusters and to see them…

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  • Constellation Perseus
  • Right Ascension 2h 20m
  • Declination 57° 08′
  • Distance (Lightyears) 7,500
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Thursday, 29 October 2020 13:43

NGC 6885 and NGC 6882

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NGC6885 and NGC6882 are a pair of overlapping open clusters located in Vulpecula. NGC 6885 is the small group of brighter stars, and NGC 6882 is the set of fainter stars or possibly it is Collinder 416 as there is…

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  • Constellation Vulpecula
  • Right Ascension 20h 11m 56s
  • Declination 26d 29m 20s
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2,000
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC 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
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 13:17

Ross 248

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Ross 248 or HH Andromedae is a red dwarf star currently located in Andromeda. At a distance of 103 light years, it is one of the closer stars. In about 33,000 years it will actually be the closest star for…

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  • Constellation Andromeda
  • Right Ascension 23h 41m 55.0361s
  • Declination +44° 10′ 38.825″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 10.3
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Friday, 23 October 2020 23:53

NGC 514 and Supernova SN2020uxz

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Supernova SN2020uxz located in galaxy NGC 514. Type 1a supernova where a white dwarf accretes matter from a binary companion star until it reaches a critical mass and ignites as a supernova, currently shining at 13.8 magnitude.. NGC514 is 80+…

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  • Constellation Pisces
  • Right Ascension 01h 24m 03.89603s
  • Declination +12° 55′ 02.8476″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 82 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Friday, 23 October 2020 12:37

NGC 7000 North American Nebula

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NGC 7000 North American Nebula a large emission nebula located in Cygnus. The nebula resembles a map of North America, with the dark lower center being the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico located in lower part of the image stretching around…

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  • Constellation Cygnus
  • Right Ascension 20h 59m 17.1s
  • Declination +44° 31′ 44″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2,590
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 15:41

Tulip Nebula, Cygnus X-1, and Eta Cygni

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Random objects, with emission nebula Sh 2-101, aka the Tulip Nebula on the left, blue super-giant star HD226868 and its unseen black hole companion Cygnus X-1 center (lower) bright star, and shining brilliantly the multiple star system Eta Cygni on…

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  • Constellation Cygnus
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 01:02

IC 4756

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An open cluster located in Serpens located about 1,500 light years away. Somewhat difficult to pick out against the dense background stars of the Milky Way. 

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  • Constellation Serpens
  • Right Ascension 18h 38m 31.2s
  • Declination +05° 29′ 24″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 1,300
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Friday, 09 October 2020 16:49

NGC 6633

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NGC 6633 Open cluster located in the rich star fields of Ophiuchus. It contains around 30 stars and is about 1,000 light years away with an estimated age of 600 million years.

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  • Constellation Ophiuchus
  • Right Ascension 18h 27.7m
  • Declination 6° 34′
  • Distance (Lightyears) 1,000
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Thursday, 08 October 2020 15:25

Trappist-1

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Trappist 1 is an ultra cool red dwarf star currently located in Aquarius. It is slightly larger than Jupiter, but with a mass of over 80 times that of of Jupiter. Three planets were discovered around it in 2015, with…

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  • Constellation Aquarius
  • Right Ascension 23h 06m 29.283s
  • Declination −05° 02′ 28.59″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 39
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Thursday, 08 October 2020 14:14

NGC 7380

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NGC 7380 or often called the Wizard Nebula is a open cluster and nebula located in Cepheus. Difficult to see visually, this image is enhanced with Ha and SIII narrow band filters.

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  • Constellation Cepheus
  • Right Ascension 22h 47.0m
  • Declination 58° 06′
  • Distance (Lightyears) 7,200
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Friday, 02 October 2020 17:41

NGC 7129

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NGC 7129 is a reflection nebula located in Cepheus. Light reflecting off the surrounding dust and gas from young hot new stars gives a bluish glow. The cluster consists of around 130 stars and is estimated to be around 1…

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  • Constellation Cepheus
  • Right Ascension 21h 42m 56s
  • Declination +66° 6′ 12″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 3,300
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Friday, 18 September 2020 14:11

Messier 2

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Messier 2, a globular cluster located in Aquarius. One of the largest size wise globular clusters know at 175 light years across. Home to over 150,000 stars. Its age is estimated at 13 billion years, making it one of the…

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  • Constellation Aquarius
  • Right Ascension 21h 33m 27.02s
  • Declination –00° 49′ 23.7″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 55,000
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Wednesday, 16 September 2020 14:30

NGC 7243

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NGC 7243 is an 6th magnitude open cluster located in Lacerta. The cluster contains around 40 members in a large and sparse cluster. It's estimated age is around 100 million years.

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  • Constellation Lacerta
  • Right Ascension 22h 15m 08.6s
  • Declination +49° 53′ 51″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2800
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Thursday, 03 September 2020 12:31

Messier 8 and Messier 20

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Wide-field mosaic of Messier 8 The Lagoon Nebula and Messier 20 The Trifid Nebula. Messier 8 is an emission nebula HII region in Sagittarius. Several collapsing clouds know as Bok globules are visible which may eventually collapse down to form…

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  • Constellation Sagittarius
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC 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
Friday, 28 August 2020 18:42

Barnard 143

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Barnard 143 is a dark nebula consisting of gas and dust that blocks the background stars of our galaxy. Located in Aquila with as estimated distance of 2,000 light years. 

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  • Constellation Aquila
  • Right Ascension 19h 40' 44"
  • Declination +10° 51' 0"
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2,000
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 15:34

Messier 27

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Planetary nebula Messier 27, often called the Dumbbell Nebula. Located in the constellation of Vulpecula. The term planetary is a misnomer as it has nothing to do with planets. The outer layer of the star is expelled into space when…

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  • Constellation Vulpecula
  • Right Ascension 19h 59m 36.340s
  • Declination +22° 43′ 16.09″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 415
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Sunday, 23 August 2020 14:04

Barnard's Star 2020 Version

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Barnard's Star is a red dwarf located 6 light years away. At mag 9.5 telescope is needed to see it. It displays the highest motion across the sky (proper motion). It's motion is visible in images taken a year apart.…

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  • Constellation Ophiuchus
  • Right Ascension 17h 57m 48.49803s
  • Declination +04° 41′ 36.2072″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 6
  • 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, 19 August 2020 16:27

Messier 17

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Messier 17 is a H II region located in Sagittarius. Similar to the Orion Nebula, but more massive and viewed edge on. The main part of the nebula spans some 15 light years and is home to some current 800…

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  • Constellation Sagittarius
  • Right Ascension 18h 20m 26s
  • Declination −16° 10′ 36″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 5,000+
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 13:44

Messier 12

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Messier 12 is a globular cluster located in Ophiuchus. Span 75 light years across and is a loosely concentrated globular cluster. It contains around 200,000 stars but contains relative few amount of low mass stars, which may have been stripped…

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  • Constellation Ophiuchus
  • Right Ascension 16h 47m 14.18s
  • Declination –01° 56′ 54.7″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 15,700
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
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