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3 Attachment(s) NGC 7246 and it's two crazy friends by WA0CKY
NGC 7246 is a spiral galaxy in Aquarius about 170 million light-years distant (130 million by a single Tully-Fisher measurement. I suspect the redshift...
December 9th 17 07:32 PM
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2 Attachment(s) Planetary NGC 6852 by WA0CKY
NGC 6852 is a blue planetary nebula in east-central Aquila. I found distance estimates ranging from 5,100 light-years to 13,800 light-years. The most recent...
December 7th 17 04:08 AM
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1 Attachment(s) Astro: Ic 405/410 by slilge
Until recently I could not even fit IC 405 on my CCD (or CMOS) chip, but with the TS 60mm ED plus 0.79 reducer I can even get IC 410 (and parts of IC 417) in...
December 6th 17 07:58 AM
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3 Attachment(s) PGC 9247 A Study in Contrasts, Color and Brightness by WA0CKY
PGC 9247 is a SAB(rs)bc spiral galaxy about 210 million light-years distant in the southeast corner of Andromeda. While its core region is relatively bright...
December 4th 17 10:10 PM
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3 Attachment(s) NGC 7331, NGC 7332 and IC 1504 by WA0CKY
Edit: Unfortunately I can't edit the title on the main page. It should read NGC 7731, NGC 7732 and IC 1504. Why I imaged this field is a mystery. It's...
November 28th 17 10:22 PM
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3 Attachment(s) IC 226 A Giant Low Surface Brightness Galaxy by WA0CKY
IC 226 and IC 227 are the largest members of the MCXC J0228.1+2811 galaxy cluster. The cluster is located in the southeast corner of Triangulum and is just...
November 28th 17 10:06 PM
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2 Attachment(s) NGC 7311 and NGC 7312 A Pair of Spiral Galaxies by WA0CKY
NGC 7311 and 7312 are two spiral galaxies seen against the distant galaxy cluster, Abell 2454. The field is "above" the neck of Pegasus the horse that flies...
November 28th 17 10:03 PM
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1 Attachment(s) NGC 7193 an OCR and IC 5160 a galaxy by WA0CKY
NGC 7193 is considered by some to be an asterism, others such as SIMBAD say it is an open cluster. But the only paper on it that I found says it is an OCR. ...
November 28th 17 09:53 PM
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1 Attachment(s) ASTRO: Rosette nebula by slilge
I bought a small 60mm f/5.5 ED refractor a while ago, coupled with a 0.79 reducer it has a focal length of 260mm. This allows me to image those popular large...
November 28th 17 09:42 PM
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3 Attachment(s) NGC 7407 A Strange Spiral Galaxy by WA0CKY
NGC 7407 is a somewhat unsymmetrical spiral galaxy with a huge faint looping arm to the south unlike any to the north. It is part of a group of galaxies about...
November 27th 17 11:08 PM
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2 Attachment(s) PV Cephi and Gyulbudaghian's Nebula by WA0CKY
I've been monitoring the nebula around PV Cephi (Gyulbudaghian's Nebula) since 2011. Each year changes are seen but nothing nearly as dramatic as when my...
November 27th 17 10:55 PM
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3 Attachment(s) Berkeley 82 with attachments (I hope) by WA0CKY
Attachments failed to attach even though they were seen in the preview. I'm trying again. Berkeley 82 is a small open cluster in northeastern Aquila. It...
November 11th 17 06:41 AM
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Berkeley 82 by WA0CKY
Berkeley 82 is a small open cluster in northeastern Aquila. It resides on the edge of the dark rift that runs through much of the constellation. This is why...
November 11th 17 06:35 AM
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1 Attachment(s) Berkeley 54 by WA0CKY
Berkeley 54 is a very old star cluster, as open star clusters go, with an age of about 4 billion years. Most clusters of this age have long since been torn...
November 2nd 17 07:39 PM
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1 Attachment(s) ASTRO: Double Minkowski by slilge
I wanted to image Planetary Nebula M 2-52 with my 10" Meade ACF, but noticed that I would get M 2-51 with half the focal length. It is only 13 arcseconds large...
November 2nd 17 04:18 AM
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2 Attachment(s) Abell 2593-S by WA0CKY
ABELL 2593-S is the southern part of the ABELL 2593 cluster. The northern part is out of my image, to the north, obviously. It is located in Pegasus just...
November 1st 17 10:22 PM
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3 Attachment(s) Berkeley 103 by WA0CKY
Berkeley 103 is an obscure, little studied, open cluster in Cassiopeia. WEBDA and the one paper I found on it agree that it is about 6850 light-years distant...
November 1st 17 09:41 PM
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3 Attachment(s) NGC7592 and Arp 223/NGC7585 by WA0CKY
My target for this image was NGC 7592, a pair of colliding galaxies in northern Aquarius just below the Circlet of Pisces. When I saw Arp 223 could fit in the...
November 1st 17 09:36 PM
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2 Attachment(s) NGC7535, NGC7536 and NGC7559 by WA0CKY
These three NGC galaxies are located in Pegasus, just below the Great Square. All have a red-shift that puts them about 200 million light-years distant though...
November 1st 17 09:25 PM
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2 Attachment(s) NGC 7480/Berkeley 57 by WA0CKY
NGC 7423/Berkeley 57 is an open cluster right in the southeast corner of Cepheus. In fact, a piece of the left edge is in Cassiopeia while the very bottom of...
October 13th 17 08:25 PM
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