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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...
February 26th 17 09:23 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...
February 20th 17 09:46 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 08:00 PM
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2 Attachment(s) Annual Gyulbudaghian's Nebula comparison image by WA0CKY
This is my annual image of the variable nebula around PV Cephi often called Gyulbudaghian's Nebula. Conditions were very poor allowing me only 4 luminance...
February 18th 17 01:43 PM
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3 Attachment(s) NGC 7437 A Low Surface Brightness Ring Galaxy by WA0CKY
NGC 7437 is a face on, low surface brightness ringed galaxy. Though the ring is not obvious visually it meets the requirements. It is classified as SAB(rs)d...
February 18th 17 01:40 PM
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1 Attachment(s) ASTRO: NGC 2776 (galaxy in Lynx) by slilge
I used two night just before new years eve to image NGC 2776 in Lynx. According to Guide9 it's distance is 120 million lightyears, about twice as far as the...
February 9th 17 10:19 PM
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2 Attachment(s) IC 239 (galaxy in Andromeda) by slilge
IC 239 is a "low surface brightness" galaxy in Andromeda. So just the right thing for city skies ;-) According to the book "Bildatlas der Galaxien" by Michael...
February 7th 17 11:26 PM
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3 Attachment(s) REPOST SpaceBanter lost of NGC 7567 and the WBL Galaxy Group by WA0CKY
UNRELIABLE SpaceBanter LOST THIS POST SO AM REPOSTING IT SO THEY CAN LOSE IT AGAIN. NGC 7567 is a strange, somewhat wedge shaped galaxy in the southwest...
February 7th 17 11:11 PM
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3 Attachment(s) Sh2-188 Reprocessed again by WA0CKY
Seems I made a major mistake blending red and Ha. This caused the odd green color to the galaxy I mentioned. I've reprocessed it preserving the red channel...
February 7th 17 10:40 PM
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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 10:10 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 10:06 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 10:44 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 07:01 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 06:59 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 06:54 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 11:42 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 11:39 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 11:37 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 11:35 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 10:20 PM
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