Month: November 2016

NGC 7252

NGC 7252 NGC 7252 is a peculiar galaxy that has come about by the merger of 2 galaxies. This merger has left long faint arcs of material around the galaxy. There are several interesting faint background galaxies scattered in the field. NGC 7252 is at a distance of 220 MLY in Aquarius. Telescope.  16 Inch […]

NGC 7727

NGC 7727 NGC 7727 is the result of a merger between 2 spiral galaxies in the distant past. NGC 7727 is at a distance of 76 MLY in Aquarius. NGC 7724 is the small face-on spiral (left bottom corner) that is not connected to NGC 7727. Telescope.  16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  S Big […]

NGC 362

NGC 362 NGC 362 is a brilliant globular cluster located on the North East border of the Small Magellanic Cloud in Tucana at a distance of 27,000 light years. NGC 362 was compared  to simular globular cluster NGC 288 and was found that NGC 362  was about 3 billion years younger. Telescope.  16 Inch F 4.5 […]

NGC 613

NGC  613 NGC 613 is an unusual barred spiral galaxy having multiple  arms. This very photogenic galaxy with prominent dust lanes and bright star forming regions is 64 MLY distance in Sculptor. Telescope.  16inch F4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure and Date.  12 x 900 sec.   Oct  2016. Location.  (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.

NGC 289

NGC 289 A very large barred spiral galaxy in Sculptor. NGC 289 is 3 times larger than the Milky Way and at a distance of 75 MLY. This galaxy consists of a small bright yellowish central section, plus an extensive array of faint blue spiral arms extending out to make this galaxy an estimated 300,000 […]