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8/17/2017
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Jim Aldrich

8/25/2014 4:59:55 PM
NGC 7331 is located in Pegasus about 50 mly away. It is surrounded by several background galaxies that are nearly 500 mly distant. NGC 7331 was discovered by William Herschel in 1784 at Deer Lick Gap, North Carolina.

Journey's End Observatory
Planewave CDK-17
Paramount ME-II
SBIG STXL-11002M Camera
SBIG STXL-FW8G Guided Filter Wheel
AO-X Adaptive Optics

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Edward Henry (AstroEd)
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7/27/2014 2:06:56 AM
Images taken with Lodestar guide cam and Lodestar Live 0.9

M13 was discovered by Edmond Halley in 1714, and catalogued by Charles Messier on June 1, 1764.

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Edward Henry (AstroEd)
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7/27/2014 2:03:49 AM
Images taken with Lodestar guide cam and Lodestar Live 0.9

Messier 3 (also known as M3 or NGC 5272) is a globular cluster of stars in the northern constellation of Canes Venatici. It was discovered by Charles Messier on May 3, 1764,[7] and resolved into stars by William Herschel around 1784.

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Edward Henry (AstroEd)
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7/27/2014 2:01:20 AM
Images taken with Lodestar guide cam and Lodestar Live 0.9

The Whirlpool Galaxy is an interacting grand-design spiral galaxy with a Seyfert 2 active galactic nucleus in the constellation Canes Venatici.
Distance to Earth: 23,160,000 light years
Apparent mass: ~160 billion M☉
Magnitude: 8.4
Absolute magnitude: 8.4
Constellation: Canes Venatici

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Edward Henry (AstroEd)
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7/27/2014 1:59:53 AM
Images taken with Lodestar guide cam and Lodestar Live 0.9

The Ring Nebula is a planetary nebula in the northern constellation of Lyra. Such objects are formed when a shell of ionized gas is expelled into the surrounding interstellar medium by a red giant star.
Age: 7,000 years
Magnitude: 8.8
Distance to Earth: 2,283 light years
Absolute magnitude: -0.2

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Edward Henry

7/27/2014 1:57:45 AM
The Omega Nebula, also known as the Swan Nebula, Checkmark Nebula, Lobster Nebula, and the Horseshoe Nebula is an H II region in the constellation Sagittarius. It was discovered by Philippe Loys de Chéseaux in 1745.

Magnitude: 6

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Edward Henry

7/27/2014 1:55:35 AM
The Trifid Nebula is an H II region located in Sagittarius. It was discovered by Charles Messier on June 5, 1764. Its name means 'divided into three lobes'.

Distance to Earth: 5,200 light years
Magnitude: 6.3

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Edward Henry

7/27/2014 1:52:29 AM
Images taken with Lodestar guide cam and Lodestar Live 0.9

The Lagoon Nebula is a giant interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius. It is classified as an emission nebula and as a H II region.

Distance to Earth: 4,077 light years
Magnitude: 6

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Edward Henry

7/27/2014 1:50:55 AM
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The Eagle Nebula is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens, discovered by Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux in 1745-46. Its name derives from its shape that is thought to resemble an eagle.
Distance to Earth: 7,000 light years
Magnitude: 6
Absolute magnitude: -8.21

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Edward Henry

7/27/2014 1:48:35 AM
Images taken with Lodestar guide cam and Lodestar Live 0.9

The Eagle Nebula is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens, discovered by Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux in 1745-46. Its name derives from its shape that is thought to resemble an eagle.


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