Month: May 2017

NGC 3100 – NGC 3095

NGC 3100 and NGC 3095. NGC 3100 (middle) is a barred Lenticular galaxy and NGC 3095 (left bottom corner) is a barred spiral galaxy. Two bright interesting different types of galaxies within a field of view in Antlia. Cropped to 70% of the 25 x 25 min of arc FOV. Telescope.   16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera.   […]

NGC 4695 – 4709

NGC 4695 – 4709 NGC 4709 (right) and NGC 4695 (left) are the 2 brightest galaxies in this crowded field of faint background galaxies in Centaurus at about 128 MLY distance. FOV.   25 x 25 min of arc. Telescope.   16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure and Date.   12 […]

NGC 4744 – 4743.

NGC 4744 – 4743. NGC 4743 (top) and NGC 4744 (bottom) are the main galaxies in this interesting field of many fainter scattered background galaxies. This field is in Centaurus and at a distance of about 137 MLY. F O V.    25 x 25 min of arc. Telescope.   16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  S Big […]

NGC 5085

NGC 5085 NGC 5085 is a small, faint face-on spiral galaxy in Hydra. There are several faint background galaxies including an interesting interacting pair (middle left edge). F O V.   25 x 25 min of arc. Telescope.   16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure and Date.  15 x 900 sec. […]

NGC 3132

NGC 3132 NGC 3132 is nicknamed the Eight-Burst Nebula and the Southern Ring Nebula. NGC 3132 is a small bright planetary nebula in Vela at a distance of approx. 2000 LY. The bright central star is not the star that has caused this nebula, a faint close star that is lost in the glare of […]

NGC 4930

NGC 4930 NGC 4930 is a faint barred spiral galaxy in Centaurus at a distance of about 119 MLY. F O V.   25 x 25 min of arc. Telescope.   16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure and Date.   14 x 900 sec.   April 2017. Location.   (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.

IC 2531

IC 2531 IC 2531 is a faint edge-on spiral galaxy in Antlia. Cropped to 85% of the 25 x 25 min of arc FOV. Telescope.   16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera.   S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure and date.   12 x 900 sec.   April  2017. Location.  (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.  

ESO 269-57

ESO 269-57 ESO 269-57 is a faint face-on spiral galaxy in Centaurus at a distance of about 150 MLY. This galaxy is part of a loose galaxy cluster in Centaurus. Its 2 faint spiral arms form a ring around a brighter centre. Note.  A small faint galaxy in right corner. F.O.V.   25 x 25 min […]