Month: February 2016

16 Inch F4.5 Newtonian Telescope.

16 inch F4.5 Newtonian Telescope The Top End. The top end is an aluminium welded truss structure,light weight but very stiff. The 16 inch F4.5 mirror and an oversized secondary were made by Mark Suchting. Mount. The heavily built German Equatorial Mount is also home built with the help of Peter Mellander who manufactured all the parts […]

NGC 1433

NGC 1433. NGC 1433 is a barred spiral galaxy in Horologium at a distance of 30 MLY. Telescope.  16 inch F4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure and Date.  11×600 sec + 13×900 Sec.  Dec 2010, Feb 2016. Location.  (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.

NGC 2217

NGC 2217 is a nearly face-on barred spiral galaxy, roughly 65 MLY away in Canis  Major. A very luminous bar of stars within an oval ring and a set of tightly wound spiral arms forming a circular ring around the galaxy. Telescope.  16 Inch F4.5 Newtonian. Camera. S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure […]

NGC 1672.

NGC 1672. A bright barred spiral galaxy in Dorado, showing  prominent dust lanes ,star clusters and emission nebulae. Approx. 60 MLY distance. Note that the spiral arms start from the ends of the bright central bar. Telescope. 16 Inch F4.5 Newtonian. Camera. S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure and Date. 9 x 600 […]