Messier Galaxies


Messier Galaxies in Deep Space

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M 31 "Andromeda Galaxy" in Andromeda

Stellarvue Nighthawk, SBIG ST-7E, 3 frame mosaic
R=3*5, G=3*5, B=4.6*5, L=1.5*20

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M 31 "Andromeda Galaxy" in Andromeda

Stellarvue Nighthawk, Pentax K110D, 1 min * 126

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M 31 "Andromeda Galaxy" in Andromeda

Stellarvue Nighthawk, Pentax istD, 30 sec * 85

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M 31 "Andromeda Galaxy" in Andromeda

Orion ST-80, SBIG ST4000XCM, 10 Min * 13

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M 31 "Andromeda Galaxy" in Andromeda

Pentax 135mm Takumar, SBIG ST4000XCM, 3 Min * 22

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M 33 "Triangulum Galaxy" in Triangulum

Stellarvue Nighthawk 80mm Refractor, SBIG ST-7E
R=4 min*16 exp, G=4*5, B=6.4*5, L=4*9

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M 33 "Triangulum Galaxy" in Triangulum

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, F/6.3 reducer, SBIG ST4000XCM. 3 min * 53

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M 33 "Triangulum Galaxy" in Triangulum

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, F/6.3 reducer, SBIG ST4000XCM. 10 min * 12

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M 51 "Whirlpool Galaxy" in Canus Venatici

Stellarvue Nighthawk 80mm Refractor, SBIG ST-7E 3 min*40

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M 51 "Whirlpool Galaxy" in Canus Venatici

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, F/6.3 reducer, SBIG ST-7E
R=5*4, G=5*4, B=8*4, L=20 min*5 exp

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M 51 "Whirlpool Galaxy" in Canus Venatici 5/30/11

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, SBIG ST-4000XCM 10 min*38

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M 51 "Whirlpool Galaxy" in Canus Venatici 6/7/11
Four days after my previous photo of M 51 a SuperNova appeared.
Of course, it actually exploded 37 Million years ago.
I struggled to find out why this image is off color. I think it is related
to a friend's report that the Sun and Moon looked very red that evening.

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, SBIG ST-4000XCM 10 min * 13

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M 61 Galaxy in Virgo

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E, 20 min

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M 61 Galaxy in Virgo
Galaxy Lower Left is NGC 4292, Lower Right is NGC 4301

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-4000XCM, 10 min * 10

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M 63 Galaxy in Canus Venatici

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, f6.3 Reducer, SBIG ST-7E, 3 min * 20

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M 64 "Black Eye Galaxy" in Coma Berenices

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f/6.3 Reducer, SBIG ST-7E, 10 min * 6

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M 65 Galaxy in Leo

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E, 20 min * 6

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M 66 Galaxy in Leo

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E, 7 min * 6

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M 66 Galaxy in Leo

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, f6.3 recucer. SBIG ST-4000XCM, 10 min * 13

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M 65, M 66, NGC 3628 Galaxies in Leo

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, F6.3 reducer, Pentax K110D DSLR, 1 min * 51

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M 74 Galaxy in Pisces

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, F6.3 reducer, SBIG ST4000XCM, 3 min * 27

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M 81 Galaxy in Ursa Major

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E
R=4 min*2 exp, G=4*2, B=6*2, L=4 min*18 exp

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M 81 Galaxy in Ursa Major

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, Pentax K110D DSLR, 2 min * 32

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M 82 Galaxy in Ursa Major

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f/6.3 Reducer SBIG ST-7E
R=6 min*5 exp, G=6*3, B=10*3, L=6*8

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M 82 Galaxy in Ursa Major

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, Pentax K100D, 2 min * 13

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M 81, M 82 Galaxies in Ursa Major

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f6.3 reducer, Pentax K110D, 3 min * 28

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M 81, M 82, NGC 3077 Galaxies in Ursa Major

Stellarvue Nighthawk 80-f6, Pentax K100D, 2 min * 28

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M 81, M 82 Galaxies in Ursa Major

Orion ST-80, SBIG ST4000XCM, 3 min * 8

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M 83 Galaxy in Hydra
The only Messier I have not seen in an eyepiece, and finally I captured on CCD
This poor quality image is a personal milestone

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E
8 min * 3

Markarian Galaxy Area (including M 84, M 86, M 87, M 88) in Virgo
Galaxies visible left to right:

IC 3486 12.5 NGC 4477 10.4 NGC 4458 11.8 NGC 4425 11.9 NGC 4407 11.9
M 86 8.9 NGC 4459 10.5 M 87 8.6 IC 794 13.2 NGC 4388 11.0
NGC 4506 12.8 NGC 4446 13.8 NGC 4438 10.0 NGC 4402 11.8 M 84 9.2
NGC 4479 12.5 NGC 4461 11.1 NGC 4435 10.8 M 86 8.9 .

Stellarvue Nighthawk 80-f6, Pentax K110D, 1 min * 22

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M 95 Galaxy in Leo

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E, 10 min * 3

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M 96 Galaxy in Leo

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E, 20 min * 4

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M 96 Galaxy in Leo

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-4000XCM, 10 min * 8

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M 98 Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E, 6 min * 3

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M 99 Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E, 20 min

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M 100 Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E, 20 min * 4

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M 101 "Pinwheel Galaxy" in Ursa Major

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f/5 reducer, SBIG ST-7E, 10 min*10

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M 101 "Pinwheel Galaxy" in Ursa Major

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, SBIG ST-4000XCM 10 min * 26

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M 104 "Sombrero Galaxy" in Virgo

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, SBIG ST-7E, 10 min*2

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M 106 and NGC 4248 Galaxies in Canes Venatici

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f/5 reducer, SBIG ST-7E
8 min * 9 red filter plus 5 min * 8 clear filter

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M 108 Galaxy in Ursa Major

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E 10 min * 3

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M 109 Galaxy in Ursa Major

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E 10 min * 9

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M 109 Galaxy in Ursa Major
Glow Lower Left is bright star Phecda, Galaxy Lower Right is PGC 37700

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-4000XCM 10 min * 13

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