M3 10.4.2016
 
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 33 900 light years away from Earth.
 
 
   
M51 10.4.2016
 
The Whirlpool galaxy M51 is a spiral galaxy about 23-27 million light years away. It has a companion, NGC 5195.
 
 
   
M92 12.4.2016
 
M92 is a globular cluster 26 700 light years away located in the constellation of Hercules.
 
 
   
M57 13.4.2016
 
Always impressive cosmic smoke ring.
 
 
   
M53 3.5.2016
 
A globular cluster in the constellation of Coma Berenices 58 000 light years away.
 
 
   
M5 5.5.2016
 
A globular cluster in the constellation of Serpens 24 500 light years away.
 
 
   
M13 6.5.2016
 
M13 processed to better show the differences in star colors. Link to an original size image.
 
 
   
M57 3.5.2016
 
Wide field M57. This is a target one never gets tired of imaging.
 
 
   
M27 5.5.2016
 
Last M27 of the spring.
 
 
   
M57 6.5.2016
 
Last take on M57 this spring.
 
 
   
M27 11.8.2016
 
First deep sky image after summer, seeing was really bad. One hour of 5 second exposures.
 
 
   
M15 11.8.2016
 
Only a 400 second exposure of M15.
 
 
   
M57 15.8.2016
 
First try of M57 was interrupted by the clouds..
 
 
   
M2 20.8.2016
 
Only a 839 x 1,3 s exposure of M2 before it was hidden.
 
 
   
M27 21.8.2016
 
75 minute exposure in 5 second pieces with only light frames.
 
 
   
NGC 7635 28.8.2016
 
70 minute exposure in 10 second frames shows that the Bubble nebula is possible to capture with ASI224MC.
 
 
   
M103 28.8.2016
 
A short exposure with sub 1 second pieces of the open cluster.
 
 
   
M57 28.8.2016
 
45 minutes in 4 and 2 second pieces.
 
 
   
M2 2.9.2016
 
30 minutes in 1 and 2 second exposures. Link to a full size image.
 
 
   
M56 3.9.2016
 
M56 imaged in slightly better conditions than last time.
 
 
   
NGC 7635 3.9.2016
 
5000 s exposure in 10 second frames.
 
 
   
NGC 7635 6.9.2016
 
3 hours in 10 second frames gives slightly better results than the previous image.
 
 
   
NGC 7006 8.9.2016
 
A distant globular cluster in Delphinus. It is about 135,000 light-years away.
 
 
   
NGC 6934 8.9.2016
 
Another globular in Delphinus, NGC 6934, is closer only 50 000 light-years from us
 
 
   
NGC 7662 16.9.2016
 
The blue snowball nebula, a planetary nebula in Andromeda. One hour in 1,5 s exposures. Link to a bigger close up of the nebula.
 
 
   
M27 16.9.2016
 
2 hour exposure in 2,5 second pieces with only light frames.
 
 
   
NGC 7662 18.9.2016
 
The blue snowball imaged as a planetary object. Only 0,5s exposures are used and stacked in AS.
 
 
   
NGC 7662 21.9.2016
 
This is a 7500 image stack of the nebula showing maybe a little better details than the last attempt.
 
 
   
M27 3.10.2016
 
2 hour exposure in 4 second pieces with only light frames.
 
 
   
M57 5.10.2016
 
45 minutes from 4s exposures.
 
 
   
NGC 40 6.10.2016
 
NGC 40 or the Bow-Tie Nebula is composed of hot gas around a dying star. The star has ejected its outer layer which has left behind a smaller, hot star with a temperature on the surface of about 50,000 degrees Celsius.
 
 
   
   
 
 
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