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1 Attachment(s) Berkeley 83 by WA0CKY
BERKELEY 83 is a small but rather well-defined cluster in northern Vulpecula on the edge of the dark rift that runs through the Milky Way in this part of the...
August 18th 17 03:54 PM
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2 Attachment(s) NGC 7067 An Open Star Cluster by WA0CKY
NGC 7067 is an open cluster in Cygnus about 1.3 degrees west of M39. It was discovered by William Herschel on September 27, 1788. Dreyer's description says:...
August 16th 17 07:24 PM
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1 Attachment(s) ASTRO: M27 with halo by slilge
M27's halo is not an extremely faint object, but still difficult for city skies. I gathered data in four short (without astronomic dawn) nights in June. One of...
August 16th 17 07:16 PM
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2 Attachment(s) Three Reflection Nebula DG 169, 170 and 171 by WA0CKY
DG 170 is a small reflection nebula in the Cygnus Rift. Unlike most reflection nebulae it is both a bit orange and faded blue in color rather than bright blue...
August 15th 17 11:37 PM
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2 Attachment(s) ARP 29 with SN 2017eaw by WA0CKY
Back on May 14, 2017, amateur astronomer and super nova hunter Patrick Wiggins discovered a brightening SN in Arp 29/NGC 6946. It eventually became known as...
August 15th 17 11:28 PM
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3 Attachment(s) HGC 82 Featuring Distorted NGC 6161 by WA0CKY
HCG 82 consists of 4 galaxies in far western Hercules west of the Keystone. It consists of 3 NGC galaxies and one PGC galaxy, NGC 6161-6163 and PGC 58231. ...
August 15th 17 11:01 PM
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3 Attachment(s) NGC 5600 A Peculiar Spiral by WA0CKY
NGC 5600 is a peculiar face on spiral galaxy in southern Bootes. Its distance by redshift is about 120 million light-years. However, there's no agreement on...
August 15th 17 10:43 PM
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3 Attachment(s) NGC 5523 Cannibals are Lonely by WA0CKY
NGC 5523 drew my attention because in POSS images the core looked well off center. While it is very slightly east of center this is only a very slight offset....
August 15th 17 09:48 PM
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4 Attachment(s) PGC 059511 Part of UGC 10675 by WA0CKY
UGC 10675 is a double galaxy in Hercules about 0.8 degrees northeast of Epsilon Herculis. At least it is listed in the UGC as a double galaxy. This misled...
August 15th 17 09:36 PM
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4 Attachment(s) NGC 5698 and Interacting Pair LEDA 097532 by WA0CKY
NGC 5698 is an SBb spiral in Bootes one degree east of Seginus (Gamma) Bootes. It has a rather strange ice cream cone shape with a faint drawn out arm or...
August 15th 17 09:21 PM
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3 Attachment(s) USGC U613 Galaxy Group -- Back to Obscure Objects by WA0CKY
This is a repost since the site lost the original. I've asked many times why they do this but never even had the courtesy of an answer so I stopped asking. ...
August 6th 17 07:10 PM
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2 Attachment(s) Barnard's Star The Movie Now 11 Years in the Making by WA0CKY
This is my annual update of Barnard's Star's annual motion through space at about 10.3 arcseconds per year. The images were all taken in the summer, usually...
July 30th 17 08:33 PM
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2 Attachment(s) Hickson Compact Group #76 by WA0CKY
Seeing turned poor this night. I searched for something I thought could sort of survive the bad seeing and chose the Hickson 76 group as it consisted of...
July 26th 17 08:51 PM
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3 Attachment(s) Hickson Compact Group #75 by WA0CKY
HCG 75 is a tight group of 8 galaxies in northwestern Serpens Caput about 550 to 590 million light years distant. One has no distance estimate. Are they...
July 20th 17 08:15 PM
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4 Attachment(s) NGC 5014 with bonus Holmberg VIII by WA0CKY
NGC 5014 caught my eye due to its odd dust lane. Near edge on spiral galaxies have dust lanes that go down their length bisecting the galaxy. Though those...
July 15th 17 06:31 PM
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3 Attachment(s) NGC 4938 and UGC 8168 by WA0CKY
NGC 4938 is a barred spiral in northern Canes Venatici about 380 million light-years distant. It sits in front of a distant galaxy group about one and a half...
July 6th 17 08:19 PM
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2 Attachment(s) Hickson Compact Group #69 by WA0CKY
HCG 69 is a group of 4 galaxies in western Bootes about 400 million light-years distant. Hickson groups, of which there are 100, must meet 3 requirements. 1....
July 3rd 17 06:30 PM
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1 Attachment(s) ASTRO: M95/M96 from La Palma by slilge
M95 and M96 are of course well accessible from Germany, but I needed something to fill a time gap before I could image galaxies in Virgo when I was at Athos/La...
July 1st 17 08:47 PM
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3 Attachment(s) NGC 4571 and the largest known by WA0CKY
NGC 4571 is a face on low surface brightness galaxy in the Virgo Cluster a half degree southeast of M91. Thus, while a member of the Virgo Cluster it is...
July 1st 17 07:09 PM
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2 Attachment(s) Double Galaxy IC 720 and More by WA0CKY
IC 720 is a double galaxy in northwest Virgo about 310 million light-years by redshift. Unfortunately, it has an identity problem. All agree IC 720 is the...
July 1st 17 07:02 PM
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