Observing deep sky

 

Galaxies

Diffuse nebulae

Planetary nebulae

Globular clusters

Open clusters


Diffuse nebulae

 

La TÍte de Cheval

Horse head nebula in Orion

Captured with a SBIG ST7E CCD camera at prime focus of a MEADE LX200 8" telescope equipped with a focal reducer F/3.3
Total exposition of 25 minutes.

Horse head nebula is a dark nebula located in Orion constellation.

 

M42 & M43

M42 Orion nebula

Captured with an EOS300D CANON digital camera at prime focus of a MAK 3.5" telescope F/5.7
Addition of 2x240 seconds and 4x120 seconds exposures at 1600 ISO totalizing 16 minutes,

M42 is a nebula in Orion constellation at a distance of 1500 light-years (click to enlarge). M43 is the little greenish nebula on top right.

 

NGC2024

NGC2024 Flame nebula

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
4 exposures of 2 minutes have been added

NGC2024, also called flame nebula, is at a distance of 1300 light-years in Orion constellation.

Strange form on the left is created by parasitic light reflecting inside the telescope tube. This parasitic light comes from the bright star on the right..

 

M8

M8 Lagoon nebula

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
4 exposures of 1 minute have been added

M8 also called lagoon nebula, is at a distance between 3000 and 5000 light-years in Sagittarius constellation.

 

M20

M20 Trifid nebula

Captured with a CANON EOS300D digital camera at prime focus of a MEADE LX200 8" telescope.
6 exposures of 3 minutes were added.

M20 also called Trifid nebula, is at a distance of 4800 light-years in Sagittarius constellation.

 

NGC7000

NGC7000 North America nebula

Captured with a Starlight XPress MX5 12 bit CCD camera placed at focus of a 50 mm photo lens F/1.7 on piggyback.
8 minutes exposure

NGC7000 also called North America nebula is at a distance of 3000 light-years in Cygnus nebula.

 



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