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Abell Galaxy Cluster (AGC 426) in Perseus

by on Oct.24, 2011, under NGC Objects

Type: Lots of all kinds of galaxies
Constellation: Perseus
Distance From Earth: Varies anywhere between approx. 200,000,000 – 280,000,000 light years, some possibly even more distant

Camera: Atik 314L color
Exposure: 20x480s light frames, 5 dark frames, 0 flats.
Filters: Hutech IDAS LPS-P2
Telescope: Robtics 130mm F/6.9 Triplet Apo

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The Draco Trio (NGC 5985, 5982 and 5981)

by on Oct.24, 2011, under NGC Objects

NGC 5985
Type: Face-on Spiral Galaxy

NGC 5982
Type: Elliptical Galaxy

NGC 5981
Type: Edge-on Spiral Galaxy

Common information
Constellation: Draco
Distance From Earth: Approx. 100,000,000 light years

Camera: Atik 314L color
Exposure: 36x480s light frames, 5 dark frames, 0 flats.
Filters: Hutech IDAS LPS-P2
Telescope: Robtics 130mm F/6.9 Triplet Apo

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NGC 891 v2

by on Oct.16, 2011, under NGC Objects

A.k.a. Caldwell 23
Type: Unbarred Spiral Galaxy
Constellation: Andromeda
Telescope: Robtics 130mm triplet apo @ F/6.9
Camera: Atik 314L color
Exposure: 8x 300s + 20x 600s light frames, 4x 300s darks
Filters: Hutech IDAS LPS-P2

Previous version can be viewed here.

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M 15 v2

by on Oct.16, 2011, under Messier Objects

A.k.a.: NGC 7078
Type: Globular cluster
Telescope: Robtics 130mm triplet apo @ F/6.9
Camera: Atik 314L
Exposure: 17x300s, 4 darks, no flats
Filters: Hutech IDAS LPS-P2

The first version was made 1 year ago, minus 10 days, with the DSLR.

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