Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
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
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
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 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.