Category: Galaxies

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Markarian’s Chain – 06/05/2018

This image is one I’ve wanted to capture for a while.  This is one part of a string of galaxies known as Markarian’s Chain, that form part of the huge Virgo Cluster.  I’ve decided...

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The Leo Trio – 20/04/2018

This is a mono capture the Leo Trio of galaxies. People refer to it as the Leo Triplet, but I prefer the way Leo Trio rolls off the tongue…!

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M101 – The Pinwheel Reprocessed

This is a reprocess of previous data on M101 taken back in 2014.   It consists of 1hr 35mins of data in 4m exposures at ISO 800 with the modified 1100D and Astronomik CLS...

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M33 – The Triangulum Galaxy Reprocess

I’ve recently started experimenting using a different set of tools for processing my astro shots.  I’ve moved away from using Deep Sky Stacker, and have started using MaximDL for the initial stacking, calibration and first...

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M33 – The Triangulum Galaxy – 01/09/2014

Finally! I can’t tell you how much of a pain the last 7 months have been in regard to removing the gremlins from my imaging setup.  I’ll go into it in a bit more...

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M101 – The Pinwheel Galaxy – 02/03/2014

Last night, I captured M101, the Pinwheel Galaxy.  This image was the first ever capture using my new Refractor, the Starwave 102ED f/7.  It is a very nice piece of kit that will be...

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M81 and M82 – The Ursa Major Duo – 03/02/2014

I’ve finally captured this lovely little duo of galaxies in Ursa Major properly.  M82 (on the left) is the galaxy that currently has a supernova showing to us (the one that happened 12 million...

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My First Supernova!

The first is always the best! on 23rd January 2014, I captured an image of Supernova J2014 in M82 (the Cigar Galaxy) in Ursa Major.  It appeared a few days before, and shows up...

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M51 – The Whirlpool Galaxy – 06/04/2013

Let me start by saying this is one of my favourite objects in the entire sky.  Its one target that I’d never actually been able to see, and hence became one of my first...

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M31 – The Andromeda Galaxy – 6th September 2013

This is an image of M31, the famous Andromeda Galaxy.  Taken on the HEQ5 with the Revelation 80mm Semi-Apo f6 refractor, with a SkyWatcher Light Pollution filter.  This is a total of 18x 5minute...