Category: 10′ F4 Newtonian

NGC 3199

NGC 3199 NGC 3199 is an emission nebula in Carina at a distance of about 12,000 light years. The near complete ring is lopsided with a much brighter section to the left of the image. Near the centre of the ring is a hot, massive Wolf-Rayet star that generates an intensive stellar wind and creates […]

NGC 4365

NGC 4365 NGC 4365 is the large and brightest elliptical galaxy in very crowded region of different types of galaxies in Virgo at a distance of 70 MLY. F.O.V.   44 x 44 minutes of arc. Telescope.   10 Inch F 4.0 Newtonian. Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure and Date.   23 x 600 sec.  April […]

NGC 2467

NGC 2467 NGC 2467 is a colourful star forming region at an approx. distance of 15,000 light years. Several star clusters and dark nebulae in a starry backdrop makes this an very interesting region in Puppis. F.O.V.   44 x 44 minutes of arc. Telescope.   10 Inch F 4.0 Newtonian. Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC […]

Cometary Globules 30-31-38.

CG 30-31-38. Cometary globules are typically characterised by dusty heads and elongated tails, features that resemble comets, but are very much different. Within these Cometary globules are cores of cold gas and dust that is collapsing to form low mass stars. In fact the top most globule has a small (star size) reddish glow near […]

NGC 2359 ( Thor’s Helmet)

NGC 2359 (Thor’s Helmet) NGC 2359 is an emission nebula, helmet shaped cosmic cloud known as Thor’s Helmet. It is part of a larger complex at about 12,000 light years distance in Canis Major. An interstellar bubble (the helmet) blown as a fast wind from an extremely hot giant Wolf-Rayet star (WR7) on the verge […]

Gum 22 and Gum 23.

Gum 22,23. Gum 22 and 23 are giant active star forming regions on the edge of a giant molecular cloud in Vela. RCW 38 cluster is less than one million years old and contains hundreds of very hot O,B class stars. These nebulae are at a distance of 5500 light years. F.O.V.   66 x 44 mm […]