Month: December 2017

NGC 1788

NGC 1788 NGC 1788 is a unusual reflection nebula surrounded by a red ring of hydrogen gas. The stars inside this nebulosity are extremely young at about 1 million years old. The dark nebula to the left is known as Lynds 1616 and seems to be part of the same complex. This field is only […]

NGC 1543

NGC 1543. NGC 1543 is a barred lenticular outer ringer galaxy in Reticulum at a distance of 56 MLY. An extremely faint and distant galaxy cluster  showing up as faint fuzzy orange coloured specks  on the left edge of the outer ring of NGC 1543 and some even shinning through this ring. F.O.V.   25 x […]

NGC 488

NGC 488 NGC 488 is a face on spiral galaxy in Pisces at a distance of about 90 MLY. This galaxy is considered a prototype galaxy with multiple tightly wound spiral arms and a near perfect spiral structure. There are several background galaxies showing detailed structure. F.O.V.   25 x 25 min of arc. Telescope.   16 […]

NGC 2997

NGC 2997 NGC 2997 is a grand design spiral galaxy in Antlia at about 40 MLY distance. This spiral has well defined blue spiral arms made up of young hot blue stars that give this galaxy its brightness. Also many red H11 regions of star formation. The faint dust lanes are silhouetted against a yellowish older […]

NGC 1399 – NGC 1404

NGC 1399 NGC 1404. Two large elliptical galaxies in Fornax are part of the Fornax Cluster at a distance of 62 MLY. NGC 1399 being the largest and brightest. (bottom middle) These two galaxies contain thousands of globular clusters. There are numerous background galaxies scattered, including many tiny ones shining through the haloes. F.O.V.  25 […]

NGC 210

NGC 210 NGC 210 is a barred spiral galaxy in Cetus at a distance of approx. 70 MLY, with an interesting ring like spiral structure. Note.  Apart from many background galaxies there is a tiny curious edge-on spiral galaxy shining through the spiral arm. F.O.V.    25 x 25 min of arc. Telescope.   16 Inch  F 4.5 Newtonian. […]

NGC 7755

NGC 7755 A barred face-on spiral galaxy in Fornax at a distance of approx. 100 MLY. F.O.V.    is  68% of the 25 x 25 min of arc view. Telescope.   16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera.    S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure and  Date.   12 x 900 sec.  Nov 2017. Location.   (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.