Month: May 2016

NGC 3293 (The Gem Cluster)

NGC 3293 is a recently formed open cluster of very hot blue stars. A study of this cluster implies that the blue stars are only about 6 million years old, where as the dim redder stars are around 20 millions old.This beautiful cluster is surrounded by blue reflection nebulosity. All this is in front of […]

NGC 5247

NGC 5247 NGC 5427 is an unbarred multi armed face-on spiral galaxy about 60 MLY in Virgo. This galaxy is classed as a grand design spiral galaxy which means the galaxy displays no indications of distortions caused by interaction with other galaxies. Telescope.  16 Inch F4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure […]

NGC 5084

NGC 5084 NGC 5084 is a lenticular galaxy about 80 MLY distance in Virgo. NGC 5084 is a massive disc galaxy, about 10 times larger than the Milky Way. Nine separate objects have been identified as satellite galaxies of NGC 5084. Along with its edge-on appearance this galaxy has also the appearance of an edge […]

NGC 5426-27 (Arp 271)

NGC 5426-27  (Arp 271) These two equally size spiral galaxy are in an early stage of becoming gravitationally connected by a bridge of material. NGC 5426-27 are approx. 90 MLY distance in Virgo. Telescope.  16 Inch F4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure and Date. 15 x 900 sec.  May 2016. Location.  […]

M 96

M 96 M96 is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 35 MLY distance in Leo. M 96 is the brightest galaxy within the M 96 group of galaxies. Telescope.  16 Inch  F4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure and Date.  15 x 900 sec.  May 2016. Location. (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.