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3 Attachment(s) [MNA2010] IRAS 20568+5217 Nebula by WA0CKY
IRAS 20568+5217 Nebula is listed at SIMBAD as a reflection nebula though it has the red color of a hydrogen emission nebula. The illuminating star is a FU...
February 7th 17 09:10 PM
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3 Attachment(s) Barnard 122 and 123 by WA0CKY
Barnard 122 and 123 are a pair of dark nebulae in northeastern Scutum. They are also known as LDN 545 and 546 respectively. They are quite obvious when seen...
February 7th 17 09:06 PM
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3 Attachment(s) Sh2-188 A planetary shaped by the interstellar medium by WA0CKY
I originally took this data in 2007 but my processing of it was horrid as I had no idea how to combine LRGB and H alpha data. This is a reprocessed version...
January 25th 17 09:44 PM
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3 Attachment(s) KPG 3 and a friend by WA0CKY
KPG 3 is a pair of galaxies in Andromeda about a half degree east of Alpheratz a bit over 310 to 340 million light-years distant. The eastern member is NGC 27...
January 10th 17 06:01 AM
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2 Attachment(s) ASTRO: NGC1931 with OSC camera by slilge
I recently used my ASI1600MC cool colour camera for the first time "seriously" for long exposures on my 10" Meade ACF (have tried some "lucky imaging"...
January 10th 17 05:59 AM
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2 Attachment(s) ASTRO: Kohoutek 2-1 (PN in Auriga) by slilge
Kohoutek 2-1 is a rather large (3 arcminutes) and rather faint planetary nebula, but definately not an extremely weak object. It surprised me when I found it...
January 10th 17 05:54 AM
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2 Attachment(s) KPG 542 A pair of possibly interacting galaxies by WA0CKY
KPG 542, also known as UGC 11453 is a pair of interacting galaxies in the northwest corner of Cygnus about 165 million light-years distant by redshift. Not a...
January 8th 17 10:42 PM
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2 Attachment(s) NGC 7142 An Open Cluster by WA0CKY
NGC 7142 is an open cluster in Cepheus that was discovered by William Herschel on October 18, 1794. Webda puts it at a distance of 5,500 light-years. The...
January 8th 17 10:39 PM
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3 Attachment(s) VV 773 A pair of interacting galaxies by WA0CKY
VV 773 is a likely pair of interacting flat looking galaxies a bit southwest of the tail star, eplsilon, of Delphinus about 230 to 240 million light-years...
January 8th 17 10:37 PM
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2 Attachment(s) Barnard 103 by WA0CKY
Barnard 103, aka LDN 497, is a dark nebula about 3 degrees west northwest of M11 and is darkness class 6 the darkest classification. In fact after my normal...
January 8th 17 10:35 PM
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3 Attachment(s) NGC 7348 and friends plus some ID confusion by WA0CKY
NGC 7348 is a rather ratty looking galaxy in the neck of Pegasus about 300 to 320 million light-years distant. It is an ultra violet excess galaxy though I...
December 22nd 16 09:20 PM
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3 Attachment(s) NGC 6821 repost as Space Banter lost the post by WA0CKY
NGC 6821 is a rather disorganized barred spiral galaxy in southern Aquila about 60 million light-years distant both by red shift and Tully-Fisher measurements....
December 21st 16 10:24 PM
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2 Attachment(s) Arp 63 and Arp 129 by WA0CKY
Arp 63/NGC 2924 is a multiple galaxy in northwestern Leo about 320 million light-years from us. Arp puts it in his category for spiral galaxies with small,...
December 21st 16 08:07 AM
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2 Attachment(s) UGC 11593 An interacting pair by WA0CKY
UGC 11593 is a pair of galaxies in southern Delphinus. Most papers I found on this pair consider them likely interacting as the rotation curve of the spiral...
December 20th 16 10:06 PM
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1 Attachment(s) ASTRO: Sharpless 2-152/153 by slilge
SH2-152 is the small bright partner to large an dim Sh2-153. Both are in Cassiopeia. Image scale is 0.64 arcseconds/pixel. Taken from Berlin with a 10" Meade...
December 13th 16 01:55 AM
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1 Attachment(s) Astro: Ic289 by slilge
IC289 is a planetary nebula in Cassiopeia. Colour look quite mushy in my image but that is a trait that can be seen in a number of images on the net. I...
December 13th 16 01:39 AM
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2 Attachment(s) Arp 3 Another apparently lost on the hard drive for years by WA0CKY
Arp 3, MCG-01-57-016, is a low surface brightness spiral, which is also where Arp put it in his catalog. It's located in Aquarius a bit southeast of the "Water...
December 13th 16 01:35 AM
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2 Attachment(s) NGC 6700 A barred spirl in Lyra by WA0CKY
NGC 6700 is a barred spiral galaxy in Lyra about 1.75 degrees southwest of M57 and about 200 million light-years distant by redshift and 260 million...
December 12th 16 08:36 PM
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2 Attachment(s) Sh2-170 Another lost on the hard drive for years by WA0CKY
Sh-170 is an emission nebula in the northwestern corner of Cassiopeia not far south of Sh-171 on the Cepheus-Cassiopeia border. It is a round emission nebula...
December 8th 16 06:47 AM
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3 Attachment(s) Barnard 118 Bullet holes in a star wall? by WA0CKY
Barnard 118 is a very small but very dark nebula on the edge of the Scutum star cloud one and a third degrees southeast of M11. It is in a very dense part of...
December 2nd 16 08:50 PM
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