Month: January 2016

ESO 138 – IG 29,30.

ESO 138 – IG 29,30. This is a ring galaxy in Ara that has had a smaller galaxy (1 o’clock position) ploughing through the larger galaxy in the distance past leaving a large dark hole after the encounter and a bridge of matter joining the two galaxies. These ring galaxies are very rare. Telescope.  16 Inch […]

Carina Dwarf

Carina Dwarf. The Carina Dwarf is one of many satellite galaxies of the Milky Way. Only discovered in 1977 and easily resolved into stars, this galaxy shows up as a strong concentration of faint stars in the centre of this image. About 330,000LY distance and covers an area of 25 x 15 arc min in […]

NGC 134

NGC 134 A bright barred spiral galaxy with a warped disc and a trail of gas stripped from its bottom edge of the disc, suggesting an interaction with another galaxy. Telescope. 16 Inch F4.5 Newtonian. Camera. S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure & Time. 12 x 900 sec.  Nov 2014. Location.  (Wiruna) Ilford […]

Grus Trio (NGC 7282,7590,7599)

Grus Trio (NGC 7282,7590,7599) A striking field of 3 fairly bright galaxies in Grus, and lies about 60 MLY Distance. There are numerious faint background galaxies scattered all across the field. Telescope.  16 inch F4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure. 15 x 900 sec.  Sept 2013. Location. (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.

NGC 5236 ( M83)

NGC 5236  (M83) Known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy,M83 is a bright large barred spiral galaxy in Hydra at 15 MLY distance. A great example of a face-on galaxy that has many H11 regions in its spiral arms. There have been 6 supernovae recorded in this galaxy over the past 100 years. In spite of […]

NGC 2736 (Pencil Nebula)

NGC 2736  (Pencil Nebula) The Pencil Nebula is a small part of the Vela Supernova Remnant near the Vela Pulsar in Vela. NGC 2736 is moving through space at over 500,000 kilometres per hour.        2 Frame mosaic. Telescope.  16 inch F4.5 Newtonian. Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure & Time.  13 x […]

Cometary Globule in Puppis.

Cometary Globule in Puppis. Bright rimmed flowing shapes of interstellar gas and dust are moulded by energetic ultra violet light from nearby stars, forming these globules. CG 30 (top right) shows a reddish glow near its head, a tell tale sign of a new born star. Telescope.  16 inch F4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  S Big ST […]

HH 47 / 48.

HH 47 / 48. Herbig Haro object HH 47 / 48 is a jet expelled from a new born star in Vela on the edge of a large dust cloud.(bottom left) H H objects are transient phenomena lasting only a few thousand years. Telescope.  16 inch  F4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC […]