Month: October 2016

NGC 288

NGC 288 NGC 288 is a not very concentrated and well resolved globular cluster in Sculptor at 30,000 LY distance. NGC 288 is close and with in 2 degrees of the large, bright galaxy NGC 253. Telescope.  16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  S Big ST 4000  XCM  OSC CCD. Exposure and Date.  12 x […]

M 30

M 30 M 30 is a globular cluster in Capricornus with a highly concentrated central core of stars, and is at a distance of 27,000 LY and is approx. 93 LY across. Like most globular clusters , M 30 is very old with an estimated age of 12 9 billion years. M 30 is one […]

IC 5148 – 50

IC 5148 – 50 A planetary nebula in Grus around 3ooo light years distance and one of the fastest expanding planetary nebulae at approx. 50 kilometres per second. There are several background galaxies scattered across the field. Telescope.  16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera. S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure and Dates.  12 […]

NGC 6902

NGC 6902 NGC 6902 is a face on spiral in Sagittarius with a bright centre and very faint spiral arms and is 33 MLY distance. Telescope.  16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure.  15 x 900 sec.   Sept. 2016. Location.  Wiruna (Ilford) N.S.W.  

NGC 7098

NGC 7098 NGC 7098 is referred to as a double barred spiral galaxy. A very unusual galaxy in Octans at approx. 100 MLY distance. Telescope.  16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure and Date.  15 x 900 sec.   Sept. 2016. Location.  Wiruna (Ilford) N.S.W.