Sunday, April 26, 2009

Galaxy NGC4565 in Coma Berenices

The Galaxy NGC4565 position in the sky is interesting since we see the galaxy on the edge. 53 MLY away from us with Mag 10.4. 13 subs each 6 minutes, ISO1600 through CPC 11 using focal reducer 0,63, Canon 40D(modified), Guided with Celestron80ED with NexImage video camera.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Messier 106 in constellation Canes Venatici

The spiral galaxy M106 has a beautiful pattern in the core. It is located 23.7 MLY from us in the constellation Canes Venatici and has apparent magnitude of 9.1. The image is produced from 28 subs of 6 min each, ISO 1600, CPC11 with focal reducer 0.63 (1760 mm, f6.3), Canon 40D. NexImage guiding with C80ED.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Cat's eye galaxy - Messier 94

The Messier 94 or the cat's eye galaxy in Canes Venatici has beautiful structure in the core. It is 16 frames of 6 minutes each, ISO 1600 through the CPC 11 f10, camera Canon 40D(modified). Messier 94 is at distance 16 MLY and has apparent magnitude 9. Guided with C80ED.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Messier 63 - Sunflower Galaxy

The Sunflower Galaxy in Canes Venatici is 37 MLY away from us and has apparent magnitude of 9.3. The photo is 20 exposures of 6 min each, ISO 1600, CPC11-f10, Canon 40D(modified). Guided.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Messier101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy

A new attempt on the famous The Pinwheel galaxy in constellation Ursa Minor. With the distance of 27 MLY from us, it is one of the larger galaxies (almost 2x the Milky Way). It contains enormous hydrogen starforming clouds. Apparent magnitude 8.3. 13 subframes each 6min, ISO3200 throught CPC 11-f10 and camera Canon 40D(modified). Guided C8oED.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Messier 51, The Whirlpool Galaxy

Messier 51 also called the Whirlpool Galaxy, is a beautiful galaxy in Canes Venatici constallation in the northern sky. NGC5195 on top in the pictures is the smaller dwarf galaxy interacting with M51. It has apparent magniturde 8,6. Being 37 MLYs away from us, I used about 3 hours of exposure time to get this picture with my slow f10 CPC 11 telescope and Canon EOS 40Da. If you look carefully there are also other more distant galaxies (IC4278 and IC4277 with magnitude about 16) in the picture. I have adjusted and finetuned my telescope and it paid off, so far my best galaxy picture. Guided with C80ED.