Category: 16′ F4.5 Newtonian

NGC 3347 – 3358.

NGC 3347 – 3358. NGC 3347 has elongated spiral arms while NGC 3358 has a ring spiral structure. Both galaxies are in the constellation of Antlia. There seems to be some faint nebulosity between NGC 3347 and the smaller round spiral.(NGC 3354). F. O. V.    Cropped to 80% of the 25 x 25 min of arc […]

NGC 2613

NGC 2613 NGC 2613 is an almost edge-on spiral galaxy in Pyxis at a distance of about 66 MLY. There are many faint background galaxies including PGC 23977 (near close star, 8 o’ clock position)) F.O.V.    Cropped to 80% of the 25 x 25 min of arc FOV. Telescope.   16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera.    S […]

NGC 2207 & IC 2163

  NGC 2207 & IC 2163 NGC 2207 and IC 2163 are a pair of colliding spiral galaxies in Canis Major at about 80 MLY distance.  The smaller galaxy (IC 2163) is passing behind the larger galaxy as evident by the dust lane superimposed on the smaller galaxy from the larger one. F.O.V.    25 x […]

SH2-302 (Gum 6)

SH2 – 302 (Gum 6) SH2 – 302 is a very faint emission nebula in Puppis at a distance of about 5900 light years. Near the bottom right corner ( VdB97 ) a blue reflection nebula. NGC 2409 is a small star cluster of about 20 stars (Top Middle) ( 2 frame mosaic.) F. O. V.   […]

NGC 2579

NGC 2579 NGC 2579 is a high surface brightness Galactic H11 region that has largely been neglected because its misclassification as either planetary nebula or reflection nebula and even its confusion with other nearby objects. NGC 2579 is about 40,000 light years distance in the constellation of Puppis. F.O.V.   Cropped to 40% of the 25 x […]

NGC 1512

NGC 1512 NGC 1512 is a barred spiral galaxy with a double ring structure and is approx. 38 MLY distance in Horologium. The inner ring surrounding the centre is bright with recent star formation. The outer ring contains most of the stars, gas and dust of this galaxy. NGC 1512 is interacting with the smaller […]