Messier Nebulas


Messier Dust or Gas Clouds in Our Galaxy

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M 1 "Crab Nebula" in Taurus 2003

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f/6.3 reducer, SBIG ST-7E
R=10*5, G=10*4, B=12*3, L=10 min * 9 exp

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M 1 "Crab Nebula" in Taurus 2009

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, Pentax K110D, 2 min * 30

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M 1 "Crab Nebula" in Taurus 2011

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f 6.3 reducer, ST4000XCM, 3 min * 58

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M 1 "Crab Nebula" in Taurus 2012

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, ST4000XCM, 5 min * 20

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M 1 Jan 2003 ST-7E Mono (looks pink)
M 1 Dec 2012 ST4000XCM (looks red)
The bright red image is 10 years newer and should be 1% larger in size.
Don't compare the wispy edges, look at the stringy detail.

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M 8 "Lagoon Nebula" in Sagittarius

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f/6.3 reducer, Pentax K110D DSLR, 2 min * 53

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M 8 "Lagoon Nebula" and M 20 "Trifid Nebula" in Sagittarius

Stellarvue 80mm Nighthawk, SBIG ST-4000XCM, 3 min * 9

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M 16 "Eagle Nebula" in Serpens Cauda

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f/6.3 reducer, Astronomik Ha Filter, SBIG ST-7E, 10 min * 4

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M 16 "Eagle Nebula" in Serpens Cauda
I have some trouble with the blue rings around bright stars with refractors.

Stellarvue 80mm Nighthawk, SBIG ST-7E
R=4*4, G=4*4, B=6.5*3, L=1 min * 15 exp

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M 16 "Eagle Nebula" in Serpens Cauda

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, Pentax K110D DSLR, 2 min * 41

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M 16 "Eagle Nebula" in Serpens Cauda

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, SBIG ST-4000XCM, 5 min * 12

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M 17 "Checkmark/Swan Nebula" in Sagittarius

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f/6.3 reducer, SBIG ST-7E, 5 min * 8

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M 17 "Checkmark/Swan Nebula" in Sagittarius

Stellarvue 80 Nighthawk, SBIG ST-7E
R=2*6, G=2*6 B=3.2*3, L=2 min * 10 exp

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M 17 "Checkmark/Swan Nebula" in Sagittarius

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, Pentax K110D DSLR, 2 min * 17

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M 17 "Checkmark/Swan Nebula" in Sagittarius

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, SBIG ST4000XCM, 10 min * 8

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M 17 "Checkmark/Swan Nebula" in Sagittarius

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, SBIG ST4000XCM, 5 min * 13

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M 20 "Trifid Nebula" in Sagittarius

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f/6.3 reducer, SBIG ST-7E, 10 min * 7
My first attempt with 6 nm Astronomik Hydrogen Alpha filter

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M 20 "Trifid Nebula" in Sagittarius

Orion ST-80 refractor, SBIG ST-7E
R=1*10, G=1*10, B=1.6*10, L=0.6 min*35 exp

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M 20 "Trifid Nebula" in Sagittarius

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f6.3 reducer, Pentax K110D DSLR, 2 min * 38

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M 27 "Dumbbell Nebula" in Vulpecula

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E
R=7*3, G=7*3, B=11*3, L=7 min * 7 exp

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M 27 "Dumbbell Nebula" in Vulpecula

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, Pentax K110D DSLR, 2 min * 29

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M 27 "Dumbbell Nebula" in Vulpecula

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, SBIG ST-4000XCM, 5 min * 30

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M 27 "Dumbbell Nebula" in Vulpecula

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, SBIG ST-4000XCM, 10 min * 11

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M 42 "Orion Nebula" in Orion<

Stellarvue 80mm Refractor, SBIG ST-7E, Astronomik Ha Filter
R=15*15, G=15*16, B=24*16, Ha=120 sec * 27 exp

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M 42 "Orion Nebula" in Orion

Stellarvue 80mm Refractor, SBIG ST-7E
Two Frame Mosaic, each: R=15*5, G=15*5, B=15*8, L=25 exp*5 sec

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M 42 "Orion" and M 43 Nebulas in Orion

Meade 2080 SCT, Pentax K100D, 2 min * 36

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M 42 "Orion" and M 43 Nebulas in Orion
Note: Colors may be a little off due to filters

Meade 2080 SCT, f6.3 reducer, Pentax K110D, 1 min * 38

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M 42 "Orion", M 43, amd NGC1422 "Running Man" Nebulas in Orion

Orion ST-80, SBIG ST4000XCM, 1 min * 54 and 20sec * 43

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M 57 "Ring Nebula" in Lyra

Meade 2080 SCT, f/6 reducer, Astronomik Ha filter, SBIG ST-7E, 7 min * 4

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M 57 "Ring Nebula" in Lyra

Meade 2080 f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E

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M 57 "Ring Nebula" in Lyra

Meade 2080 f/10 SCT, Pentax K110D DSLR, 2 min * 13

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M 57 "Ring Nebula" in Lyra

Meade 2080 f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-4000XCM, 5 min * 23

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M 76 "Little Dumbell Nebula" in Persius

Meade 2080 f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E
R=10*2, G=10*2, B=16*2, L=10 min*8 exp

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M 78 (top) & NGC 2071 Nebulas in Orion

Meade 2080 f/10 SCT, SBIG ST4000XCM, 10 min * 11 exp

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