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10/23/2017
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Collection of Astrophotos
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Jim Aldrich

12/13/2014 11:23:12 PM
Here is an image of the brighter parts of IC63 (Right) & IC59 (Left). Both objects are part of the same gas cloud and are located in the constellation Cassiopeia, about 620ly from us. The nearby bright star Gamma Cas (not shown) is illuminating the nebulae. The picture is a composite of images taken through Ha, Luminous, Red, Green, & Blue filters.

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Jim Aldrich

11/18/2014 1:37:12 PM
NGC 660 is located in the constellation Pisces about 20 mly away. It's described as a polar ring galaxy because it has a ring of debris orbiting the galactic disk. A possible collision with a smaller galaxy is the likely explanation for it's appearance. Around 40, ten minute exposures through LRGB filters were combined to create this image.

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Jim Aldrich

10/19/2014 6:13:20 PM
NGC 925 is located about 30mly distant in the constellation Triangulum. It is classified as a barred galaxy with a bent bar in its core. Around ten hours of exposures were needed to capture the image through LRGB filters. Image acquisition in TheSkyX software, Stacked & Registered in CCDStack, finishing touches in Photoshop 6.

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Jim Aldrich

10/1/2014 3:21:56 AM
The famous Ring Nebula (M57). This planetary nebula is about 1ly wide and 2000ly distant. Twenty 50sec integrations were acquired and stacked with MiloSlick video software. Final processing in Photoshop.

Celestron 9.25" SCT
6.3 FR @ FL 1480mm
Celestron AVX Mount
MallinCam EX - Unguided

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Jim Aldrich

9/29/2014 5:49:38 PM
Here is my attempt to extract galaxy IC 342 through the dusty disk of our home galaxy. It is located in the constellation Camelopardalis, about 10mly distant. Since the galaxy is obscured by dust it requires long 10min exposures to reveal any details. This image was created from about 13 hours of exposures through Luminous, Red, Green, & Blue filters.

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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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)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/100203402@N04/
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)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/100203402@N04/
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)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/100203402@N04/
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)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/100203402@N04/
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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