Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Elephant Nebula in Ha

The Elephant Nebula, IC1396 in Cepheus.
Williams Optics 110 APO Refractor FR0.8, Canon 40D modified, AP 1200.
13x10 min exposures, ISO1600

The Flame Nebual and Horsehead Nebula in Orion.

The NGC 2024 and IC 434 in Orion, Canon 40D modified, 18x10min exposures, ISO1600.
Williams Optics 110 APO, FR0.8 on AP 1200.

Messier 33 in the Triangulum

Messier 33 in Triangulum is a beautiful galaxy 'only' 3 MLY from us.
Williams Optics 110 Refractor with FR0.8. Astro Phystics 1200 mount.
Canon 40D modified, 13x5min and 13x10 exposures ISO 1600.
With a diameter of about 50,000 light years, the Triangulum galaxy is the third largest member of the Local Group, a group of galaxies which also contains the Milky Way Galaxy and the Andromeda Galaxy, and it may be a gravitationally bound companion of the Andromeda Galaxy. Triangulum may be home to 40 billion stars, compared to 400 billion for the Milky Way, and 1000 billion stars for Andromeda.[:)]