Category: Deep Sky Images

Bubble nebula

M 106

Messier 106 (also known as NGC 4258) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781. M106 is at a distance of about 22 to 25 million light-years away from Earth. It is also a Seyfert II galaxy. Due to x-rays and unusual emission lines detected, it …

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NGC 2174 Monkey Head nebula

NGC 2174 (also known as Monkey Head Nebula) is an H II[1] emission nebula located in the constellation Orion and is associated with the open star cluster NGC 2175. It is thought to be located about 6,400 light-years away from Earth. The nebula may have formed through hierarchical collapse. This is the first time I …

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Veil Nebula mosaic (3-panel)

This is a mosaic of three panels of the Veil nebula, done in summer 2014. It was a really though job, considering the bad weather we had. ANyway, each panel has a total of about 8 exposures for each LRGB channel, each of 10 minutes time. (so 16 hours of data). I had not enough …

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M 33 (Whirlpool/Triangulum Galaxy)

The triangulum galaxy was a first try with some longer post-processing. Particularily I had some issues with gradients wich complicated my life severely 😛 [tableT caption=”Object details”] Center (RA):, 01h 33m 51.302s Center (Dec):, +30° 39′ 04.014″ Apparent size:, 36.5 x 36.5 arcmin Pixel scale:, 0.54 arcsec/pixel Orientation:, Up is -100 degrees E of N …

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First try at a mosaic: Veil Nebula

A first test to make a mosaic in Pixinsight. Not too bad, being this a 2-panel mosaic of Luminance images – made up of just a few exposures. [table caption=”Image data”] Target, NGC 6992 (mosaic) Date, 18 July; 2 and 15 August 2014 Images, Luminance; two panels Optics, Cassegrain f/9 20″ @3550mm Mount:, ASA DDM85XL …

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NGC 6992 (Veil Nebula)

After a longer wait for good weather I was finally able to do a decent stack of very few images of the Veil nebula. Among the images we had the first 10 minute-long subexposures! [table caption=”Object details”] Center (RA):, 20h 56m 22.617s Center (Dec):, +31° 42′ 49.464″ Apparent size:, 36.5 x 36.5 arcmin Pixel scale:, …

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