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3 Attachment(s) UGC 5340 A Galactic Mess by WA0CKY
UGC 5340 is also known as DDO 68, VV542 and PGC 28714 as well as a lot of other designations. It is a blue compact dwarf galaxy by some and an Irregular...
May 23rd 17 07:41 PM
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Astro: Ngc 5068/5084 by slilge
I rarely find time to process my images from Athos at La Palma but sometimes the improbable happens ;-) NGC 5058 is a nice spiral in the southern part of...
May 18th 17 07:44 AM
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3 Attachment(s) A Couple Galaxies and Many Close Friends by WA0CKY
While I'd taken some of the spiral galaxies that hover around the edges of the Coma Cluster of galaxies, ABELL 1656, I'd not taken the center of it which is...
May 16th 17 09:06 PM
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3 Attachment(s) IC 658 A Galaxy with a Big Handle by WA0CKY
IC 658 is a strange galaxy between the rear legs of Leo the lion. It is classified as E+ pec by NED and S0/a? pec by Seligman. The pec (for peculiar)...
May 15th 17 08:32 PM
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3 Attachment(s) NGC 3884 A Large Red and Dead Galaxy by WA0CKY
NGC 3884 is a huge ringed galaxy in northeastern Leo about 330 million light-years distant. It is likely a member of the Abell 1367 galaxy cluster. The...
May 15th 17 08:27 PM
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3 Attachment(s) NGC 4639 and NGC 4654 two possibly interacting galaxies by WA0CKY
NGC 4639 and NGC 4654 may be an interacting pair in northern Virgo (top of the frame is in Coma Berenices) about 62-63 million light-years distant by redshift....
May 15th 17 08:24 PM
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3 Attachment(s) NGC 2449 and IC 476 by WA0CKY
NGC 2449 and IC 476 are a possibly interacting pair of galaxies in Gemini about 1.1 degrees southeast of Pollux. While at the same redshift there's no tidal...
May 15th 17 08:19 PM
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3 Attachment(s) NGC 2744, A Train Wreck by WA0CKY
NGC 2744 is the strange galaxy in the NGC 2749 galaxy group which is located in Cancer the crab. It certainly is a train wreck of a galaxy. It is often...
May 15th 17 08:15 PM
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3 Attachment(s) Berkeley 30 by WA0CKY
Berkeley 30 is a rarely imaged open star cluster in Monoceros. WEBDA puts it at a distance of about 15,600 light-years. They give an age of 300 million years...
April 16th 17 09:41 PM
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1 Attachment(s) Astro: Ngc 2835 by slilge
NGC 2835 is a large (6 arcminutes) galaxy in Hydra. It's southern spiral arms look like they have been distorted by some other galaxy, but no neighbour was...
April 8th 17 05:24 AM
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2 Attachment(s) NGC 5068 A nearby spiral galaxy by WA0CKY
NGC 5068 is a face on, nearby spiral galaxy in southern Virgo. Redshift measurements are rather inaccurate for nearby galaxies. Using other methods NED comes...
April 8th 17 05:16 AM
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3 Attachment(s) REPOST Spacebanter lost a new post of HOLM 124 by WA0CKY
Don't trust this site. It loses posts at random. Trying yet again HOLM 124 is a group of 4 galaxies in eastern Ursa Major, southeast of M81 and M82. At one...
March 30th 17 11:28 PM
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2 Attachment(s) M35 by WA0CKY
M35 is one of the more famous open clusters in the northern sky. Oddly I never imaged it until March of 2017. It's size is greater than my field so I figured...
March 30th 17 08:59 PM
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1 Attachment(s) NGC 674-697 One Galaxy two NGC numbers. by WA0CKY
NGC 697-674 is a spiral galaxy in northwestern Ares about 130 million light-years distant by redshift and 110 by the consensus of 17 non redshift measurements...
March 27th 17 10:24 PM
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3 Attachment(s) M96 reprocessed by WA0CKY
M 96 is a galaxy in Leo near and related to M 95. While M objects are numbered in the order that they were added to the list so can bounce all over the sky M...
March 27th 17 10:12 PM
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1 Attachment(s) ASTRO: Reflection nebulae in Monoceros by slilge
There are too many nebulae in this image to fit the title line. It includes IC 447,IC 447, IC446, NGC 2245 and NGC 2247. This is the first of my La Palma...
March 27th 17 09:53 PM
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2 Attachment(s) Berkeley 71 An Open Star Cluster by WA0CKY
Berkeley 71 is an open star cluster in Auriga about 1.2 degrees southwest of M36. It is listed at WEBDA as being about 12,700 light-years distant and rather...
March 14th 17 10:03 PM
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3 Attachment(s) Annual Hubble's Variable Nebula Comparison by WA0CKY
Hubble's Variable Nebula aka NGC 2261, is a highly variable nebula in Monoceros. Famous for being the first light image of the 200" Palomar Telescope in 1949...
March 14th 17 09:57 PM
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3 Attachment(s) NGC 681 the other Sombrero Galaxy by WA0CKY
NGC 681 is another Sombrero Galaxy, at least in appearance. It is located in Cetus about .6 degrees west of Zeta. It's distance seems rather uncertain. I...
March 10th 17 09:57 PM
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1 Attachment(s) Astro: Ngc 2175/2174 by slilge
At the end of January we had three cloudless but a bit hazy nights, so I decided to get out my Skywatcher Esprit 150 APO and test a new 0.79 reducer. Using...
February 19th 17 07:00 PM
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