Month: March 2016

NGC 3109

NGC 3109 NGC 3109 is an Magellanic type irregular galaxy in Hydra at 4.2 MLY distance putting it at the outskirts of the Local Group. NGC 3109 is believed to be tidally interacting the Antila Dwarf and doesn’t appear to possess a galactic nucleus. Telescope.  16 Inch F4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  S Big ST4000 XCM OSC […]

NGC 3115 (Spindle Galaxy)

NGC 3115 (Spindle Galaxy) NGC 3115 is a lenticular galaxy in Sextans at a distance of 32 MLY and seen almost exactly edge on. Like most lenticular and elliptical galaxies NGC 3115 holds little gas and dust to form new stars. The vast majority of its stars are very old. Telescope.  16 Inch F4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  S Big […]

NGC 2280

NGC 2280 NGC 2280 is a large spiral galaxy in Canis Major, with faint loosely wound spiral arms. This galaxy is thought to be simular in shape and size to own our own Milky Way. The distance is 75 MLY. Telescope.  16 Inch F4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure and Date. […]

NGC 2090

NGC 2090 A spiral galaxy in Columba with extremely faint extended spiral arms and at a distance of 40 MLY. This galaxy was part of the HST Extragalactic Distance Scale Key Project to better define the value of the Hubble constant. Telescope.  16 Inch F4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure and […]

NGC 2427

NGC 2427 A 12th magnitude, very low surface brightness, barred spiral galaxy in Puppis at a distance of 45 MLY. NGC 2427 is on the edge of an extremely large gas cloud, which accounts for the blotchy background of this image Telescope.  16 Inch F4.5 Newtonian. Camera.   S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure […]