Friday, March 27, 2009

M65 and M66 in the constellation Leo

2 of the 3 galaxies in Leo triplet. M65 to the right is 35 MLY asway(mag 10.3) and M66 to the left is 22 MLY from our solar system (mag 8.9).

Messier 13, a nice globular cluster in Hercules

Messier 13 in the constellation Hercules 25 kLY distant in the Milkyway. Apparent magnitude 5.8.

Blackeye Galaxy, Messier 64

Blackeye Galaxy (M64) is about 24 MLY away and has apparent magnitude of 9,4. Located in the constellation Coma Berenices, it is a particular galaxy appearance and we all understand it's nickname. It really look like and eye! Astronomers have discovered that there is to rotating systems in the galaxy with opposite directions causing collisions and unusual appearance.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

M42 Orion Nebula with Canon EOS

A starforming nebual located below Orions belt. Apparent magnitude 3, visual to the naked eye.