Month: December 2016

NGC 602

NGC 602 NGC 602 is a bright very young open cluster of stars in The Small Magellanic Cloud. Shock waves and radiation has sculptured this nebula into this striking shape and triggered star formation. The distance to this interesting nebula is about 196,000 light years. There is an extremely faint broad tail of material extending away from the nebula […]

NGC 1187

NGC 1187 NGC 1187 is a spiral galaxy 60 MLY distance in Eridanus. The inner region is dominated by older stars as shown by its yellowish glow, while the outer spiral arms are bluish from a younger generation of stars. Cropped to 72% of original image. Telescope.  16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera.   S Big ST […]

NGC 578

NGC 578 NGC 578 is a bright barred spiral galaxy in Cetus at a distance of 71 MLY. There are many background galaxies in the field , one in particular is shown clearly through the outer spiral arms of NGC 578 (right). Cropped to 55% of full frame. Telescope.  16 inch F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  […]

NGC 1398

NGC 1398 NGC 1398 is a barred spiral galaxy in Fornax showing a double ring structure. This galaxy is 65 MLY distance and slightly larger than  the Milky Way. There are many different types of background galaxies scattered in this field. Field of view. 25 x 25 arc minutes. Telescope.  16 Inch F 4.5  Newtonian. […]