Month: June 2017

Shapley 1

Shapley 1 Shapley 1 is a annular planetary nebula in Norma at a distance of approx. 1000 light years. Shapley 1 is only 1.1 arc minutes across with a white dwarf central star at magnitude14. The torus shaped ring has a braded appearance. A much fainter ring extends past the main ring. F O V.   […]

NGC 5643.

NGC 5643. NGC 5643 is a spiral galaxy in Lupus with an active galactic nucleus and is a type 11 Seyfert galaxy and is at a distance of about 60 MLY. NGC 5643 is classed as a grand design spiral galaxy with its 2 well defined symmetric arms. A supernova discovered on March 10, 2017, […]

NGC 4105 – 06

NGC 4105 – 06 A pair of interacting elliptical galaxies in Hydra at a distance of about 89 MLY. An edge on galaxy in the 2 top corners form an interesting triangle with the interacting pair. F O V.  25 ‘ 25 ‘. Telescope.   16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD. […]

AGC 761

Abell Galaxy Cluster 761. A group of about 8 relatively bright different type and different oriented galaxies set amongst a background of much fainter galaxies including the elegant faint 2 armed spiral. (top left corner) F O V.  25′ x 25′ Telescope.  16 Inch F4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  S Big 4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure and […]

NGC 3673

NGC 3673 NGC 3673 is a barred spiral galaxy in Hydra. There are several faint background galaxies scattered across the field of view. F O V.  25′ x 25′ Telescope.   16 Inch F4.5 Newtonian. Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure and  Date.  12 x 900 sec.    May  2017. Location.  (Wiruna) Ilford. N.S.W.