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.
 
 
   
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.
 
 
   
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.
 
 
   
M42 6.2.2017
 
The center of M42. Clouds and bad seeing messed the image a bit. a mass of about 2000 times the mass of the Sun and is about 1300 light years away.
 
   
M42 8.2.2017
 
The center of M42. a mass of about 2000 times the mass of the Sun and is about 1300 light years away.
 
   
M42 21.2.2017
 
30 minute exposure in 2 second pieces of M42. a mass of about 2000 times the mass of the Sun and is about 1300 light years away.
 
   
M42 21.2.2017
 
The same image in black and white as above. a mass of about 2000 times the mass of the Sun and is about 1300 light years away.
 
   
NGC 2392 17.3.2017
 
NGC 2392 is a 9th magnitude bipolar double shell planetary nebula located in the constellation of Gemini. a mass of about 2000 times the mass of the Sun and is about 1300 light years away.
 
   
   
 
 
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