Nebulas

Cocoon Nebula

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Cocoon with 12″ ACF   Optics/mount : 12″ACF 2.7m AP-Reduzer Alt-5 Camera/filters: Atik 11002 Astrodon LRGB HA5nm Exposure: 12×600 Lum, 8×400 RGB 2x2bin Cocoon Widefield with Epsilon 180 f2,7 Optics/mount: 180 Epsilon f2,8 Takahashi  Mount Ci700 Celestron Camera/filters:QHY 12 exposure: 19×600 sec IC 5146 (also Caldwell 19, Sh 2-125, and […]

Galaxies

M66 and M65 Galaxies

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Messier 66 (also known as NGC 3627) is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 36 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1780. M66 is about 95 thousand light-years across[3] with striking dust lanes and bright star clusters along sweeping spiral arms.[4] M66 is […]

Galaxies

NGC 3628 Galaxy

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NGC 3628, also known as Sarah’s Galaxy, is an unbarred spiral galaxy about 35 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1784. It has an approximately 300,000 light-years long tidal tail. NGC 3628 along with M65 and M66 form the famous Leo Triplet, […]

Nebulas

M8 M20 widefield

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The Lagoon Nebula (catalogued as Messier 8 or M8, and as NGC 6523) is a giant interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius. It is classified as an emission nebula and as an H II region. The Lagoon Nebula was discovered by Guillaume Le Gentil in 1747 and is one of […]

Nebulas

Iris nebula

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NGC 7023 was observed 18 October 1794 by William Herschel. It is located about 3.5 degrees south west of Beta Cephei (Alfirk). This is a wonderful example of a reflection nebula. Its unusual structure gave rise to the name, the Iris Nebula. The nebula is illuminated by light for a […]

Gallery, Nebulas

Helix nebula

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The Helix Nebula (also known as The Helix, NGC 7293, or Caldwell 63) is a large planetary nebula (PN) located in the constellation Aquarius. Discovered by Karl Ludwig Harding, probably before 1824, this object is one of the closest to the Earth of all the bright planetary nebulae. The estimated […]

Nebulas

Vdb 142 Elephants Trunk HST Version and LRGB

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The Elephant’s Trunk nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust in the star cluster IC 1396 – an ionized gas region located in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years away from Earth. The piece of the nebula shown here is the dark, dense globule IC 1396A; it […]

Galaxies, Gallery

NGC2903 in the Leo

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Optics/mount : 12″ACF 2.7m AP-Reduzer Alt-5 Camera/filters: Atik 11002 Astrodon LRGB Exposure: 20×600 Lum, 6×600 RGB all 1bin 21 Feb 2012 NGC 2903 is a barred spiral galaxy about 30 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by William Herschel who cataloged it on November 16, 1784 […]