Observing deep sky


Galaxies

Diffuse nebulae

Planetary nebulae

Globular clusters

Open clusters


Galaxies

M31

M31 Andromeda galaxy

Captured with a Starlight XPress MX5 12 bit CCD camera at prime focus of a MEADE LX10 8" telescope equipped with a focal reducer F/3.3
Mosaic made with 2 minutes exposures.

M31 is the unique naked eye visible galaxy. This spiral galaxy is at a distance of 2.9 millions light-years, in Andromeda constellation. In the sky, M31 covers an area as wide as five aligned full moons (click to enlarge).

 

M33

M33  - Triangulum galaxy

Captured with a SBIG ST7E CCD camera at prime focus of a MEADE LX200 8" telescope equipped with a focal reducer F/3.3
8 pictures have been added, totalizing 40 minutes of exposure.

M33 is a spiral galaxy lying in the Triangle constellation at a distance of 3 millions light-years.

 

M51

M51 Whirlpool galaxy - Canes Venatici M51 Whirlpool galaxy - Canes Venatici

On the left side picture captured with a Starlight XPress MX5 12 bit CCD camera at prime focus of a C8 telescope equipped with a focal reducer F/6.3
7 exposures of 1 minute were added.

On the right side picture captured with a CANON EOS300D digital camera at prime focus of a MEADE LX200 8" telescope.
11 exposures of 4 minutes were added.

M51 is lying in Canes Venatici constellation at a distance of 37 millions light-years. This galaxy is interacting with another small irregular galaxy on top (NGC5195).

SN2005cs, a supernova in M51
This supernova was discovered on 06/272005 par
Wolfgang Kloehr (Germany). This picture was captured a month later on 07/ 24/2005.
21 x 60 seconds with a Starlight XPress MX516 camera at prime focus of a MEALDE LX200 8" telescope opened at F/6.3.

 

M63

M63 Sunflower galaxy - Canes Venatici

Captured with a Starlight XPress MX5 16 bit CCD camera at prime focus of a MEADE LX200 8" telescope equipped with a focal reducer F/6.3
20 exposures of 60 seconds were added.

M63 also called Sunflower galaxy, is a spiral galaxy lying in Canes Venatici constellation at a distance of 35 millions light-years.

 

M65

M65 Lion galaxy

Captured with a Starlight XPress MX5 16 bit CCD camera at prime focus of a MEADE LX200 8" telescope equipped with a focal reducer F/6.3
13 exposures of 60 seconds were added.

M65 is a spiral galaxy lying in the Lion constellation at a distance of 35 millions light-years.

 

M82

M82 Ursa Major galaxy

Captured with a Starlight XPress MX5 16 bit CCD camera at prime focus of a MEADE LX200 8" telescope equipped with a focal reducer F/6.3
9 exposures of 60 minutes were added.

M82 is an irregular galaxy lying in Ursa Major constellation at a distance of 11 millions light-years.

 

M101

M101 Ursa Major galaxy

Captured with a Starlight XPress MX5 12 bit CCD camera at prime focus of a MEADE LX10 8" telescope equipped with a focal reducer F/3.3
2 exposures of 5 minutes were added.

M101 is a spiral galaxy lying in Ursa Major constellation at a distance of 17 millions light-years.

 

M104

M104 Sombrero galaxy

Captured with a Starlight XPress MX5 16 bit CCD camera at prime focus of a MEADE LX200 8" telescope equipped with a focal reducer F/6.3
12 exposures of 60 seconds were added.

M104 also called Sombrero galaxy, is an edge-on spiral galaxy lying in Virgo constellation at a distance of 40 millions light-years. The dark line is a spiral arm containing dust opaque to nucleus light.

 

NGC253

NGC253 Sculptor galaxy

Captured with a Starlight XPress MX5 12 bit CCD camera at prime focus of a MEADE LX200 8" telescope equipped with a focal reducer F/6.3
10 exposures of 60 seconds were added.

NGC253 is a spiral galaxy lying in Sculptor constellation at a distance of 10 millions light-years.

 

NGC891

NGC891

Captured with a Starlight XPress MX5 12 bit CCD camera at prime focus of a C8 telescope equipped with a focal reducer F/3.3
4 pictures were added, totalizing 230 seconds of exposure.

NGC891 is an edge-on spiral galaxy lying in Andromeda constellation at a distance of 20 millions light-years.

 

NGC3628

NGC3628

Captured with a Starlight XPress MX5 12 bit CCD camera at prime focus of a MEADE LX10 8" telescope equipped with a focal reducer F/3.3
6 exposures of 2 minutes were added.

NGC3628 is an edge-on spiral galaxy lying in Leo constellation at a distance of 35 millions light-years.

 

NGC7331

NGC7331 galaxy in Pegasus

Captured with a Starlight XPress MX5 12 bit CCD camera at prime focus of a MEADE LX200 8" telescope equipped with a focal reducer F/6.3
10 exposures of 60 seconds were added.

NGC7331 is a spiral galaxy surrounded by satellites galaxies, lying in Pegasus constellation at a distance of 48 millions light-years.



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