M42 13.3.2005
 
The Orion Nebula is a diffuse nebula situated in the constellation of Orion. It is a star formation region 24 light years across. It has a mass of about 2000 times the mass of the Sun and is about 1300 light years away.
 
   
M42 6.3.2005
 
This is my first deep sky image. a mass of about 2000 times the mass of the Sun and is about 1300 light years away.
 
   
M42 + Running Man Nebula 9.3.2005
 
The Running Man Nebula (NGC 1973/5/7) is a reflection nebula close to M42. In This picture it is located in the left end of the image.
 
 
   
M13 10.9.2006
 
Messier 13 is a globular cluster of about 300,000 stars in the constellation of Hercules. M13 is 145 light years in diameter and is 25100 light years away.
 
 
   
M13 17.8.2015
 
M13 imaged with an 11 inch telescope.
 
 
   
M3
 
Messier 3 is a globular cluster of about 500,000 stars. It is estimated to be 8 billion years old. M3 is located at a distance of about 33900 light years away from Earth.
 
 
   
M15 23.8.2015
 
Messier 15 is a globular cluster containing over 100,000 stars. It is located in the constellation of Pegasus at a distance of about 33600 light years from Earth.
 
 
   
M2 12.9.2015
 
Messier 2 is about 37500 light years from Earth. It is located in the constellation of Aquarius M2 is one of the oldest globular clusters in our galaxy, it is 13 billion years old.
 
 
   
M57 15.10.2015
 
Messier 57 is a planetary nebula located in the constellation of Lyra. It is about 2300 light years from Earth.
 
 
   
M57 16.10.2015
 
Closer look at the cosmic smoke ring.
 
 
   
M27 18.10.2015
 
Messier 27 is a planetary nebula in Vulpecula. It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1764. In the center of the nebula is the largest known white dwarf star.
 
 
   
M27 17.11.2015
 
A closer look at the nebula showing the faint stars within the haze of the object.
 
 
   
M33 11.11.2015
 
M33 is a Spiral galaxy 3 million light years from Earth. It is also known as the Pinwheel Galaxy.
 
 
   
M51 12.11.2015
 
The Whirlpool galaxy M51 is a spiral galaxy about 23-27 million light years away. It has a companion, NGC 5195.
 
 
   
M82 12.11.2015
 
M82 is a starburst galaxy about 15 million light years away in the constellation of Ursa Major.
 
 
   
M76 23.11.2015
 
M76 is one of the fainter objects on the Messier list and is also known by the popular name of the "Little Dumbbell Nebula". Distance estimates place M76 about 3 to 5 thousand light-years away.
 
 
   
M1 24.11.2015
 
M1 is a supernova remnant and pulsar wind nebula in the constellation of Taurus. It was formed from the 1054 supernova observed by Chinese astronomers.
 
 
   
M56 2.12.2015
 
M56 is an ancient distant globular cluster. The age of the cluster is estimated to be about 13,7 billion years and it is 32 900 light-years from Earth.
 
 
   
M82 10.12.2015
 
Another image of the edge on galaxy in the constellation of Ursa Major
 
 
   
M51 8.12.2015
 
A better view at the Whirlpool galaxy M51.
 
 
   
   
 
 
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