Month: January 2017

Abell 7

Abell 7 Abell 7 is a very faint ancient planetary nebula in Lepus at a distance of 1800 light years. It has a generally spherical shape and a complex structure. Abell 7’s large size, at an estimated 8 light years across and its 20,000 year age accounts for its faintness as its material is gradually […]

NGC 1097

NGC 1097 NGC 1097 is a barred spiral galaxy in Fornax at a distance of 45 MLY. NGC 1097A is the larger of the 2 satellite galaxies.( 7 o’clock position). Two of NGC 1097’s four very faint  jets may be the remnants of a small galaxy interaction in the distant past.(bottom edge of galaxy). Cropped […]

NGC 1350

NGC 1350 NGC 1350 is a barred spiral galaxy in Fornax at a distance of 87 MLY. Cropped to 93% of field of view. Telescope.  16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  S Big ST 4000  XCM OSC CCD. Exposure and Dates  12 x 600 sec. + 15 x 900 sec.   Jan. 2011, Dec 2016. Location.  […]

NGC 1851

NGC 1851 NGC 1851 is a globular cluster in Columba at a distance of 40,000 light years. Cropped to 86% off field of view. Telescope.  16 inch F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  S Big ST 4000  XCM OSC CCD. Exposure and Date.  14 x 300 sec.  Dec 2016. Location.  (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.