Month: July 2017

Terzen 3

Terzen 3 Terzen 3 is a small, faint globular cluster in Scorpius, and is at a distance of 24,500 light years. All the 11 Terzen globular clusters were discovered during an infrared investigation of the plane of the Milky Way in 1968, and are affected by obscuring dark clouds. F O V.   25 x 25 minutes […]

NGC 5161

NGC 5161 NGC 5161 is a spiral galaxy in Centaurus at about 110 MLY distance. There is a lot of star formation in the bluish spiral arms while the yellowish nucleus indicates an older star population. F O V.   25 x 25 minutes of arc. Telescope.   16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera.   S Big ST […]

NGC 5042

NGC 5042 NGC 5042 is a face-on spiral galaxy in Hydra at about 51 MLY distance. The blue spiral arms are active star formation areas, while the yellowish nucleus indicates an older generation of star formation. F O V.   cropped to 80% of the 25 x 25 arc minute of view. Telescope.   16 Inch F […]

NGC 6221 & NGC 6215

NGC 6221 & 6215. NGC 6221 (top right) is a barred spiral galaxy in Ara at about 70 MLY distance. NGC 6221 and NGC 6215 (bottom left) are part of a galaxy group joined by a double stranded bridge of neutral hydrogen gas. Three faint dwarf galaxies are also part of this system. One of these […]

NGC 4939

NGC 4939 NGC 4939 is a Seyfert type spiral galaxy in Virgo, seen near face-on showing long and thin spiral arms. F O V. 25 x 25 minutes of arc. Telescope.   16 Inch  F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure and Date.   13 x 900 sec.  June 2017 Location.  (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W. […]

NGC 4304

NGC 4304 NGC 4304 is a small barred spiral galaxy in Hydra, showing red H11 regions along the spiral arms, and a prominent patch of blue star formation on the top inner spiral arm. F O V. 25 x 25 min of arc. Telescope.   16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera.   S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC […]