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Distance: 23 Million Light Years Magnitude: 7.9 Size: 22 Arc Minutes Type: Spiral Type Sc Telescope: Takahashi TOA-130 Camera: QSI 683 Mount: AP 900 Exposure: L 12×900 Bin 1, R 17×450 Bin 2, G 20×450 Bin2, B 30×450 Bin 2 Messier 101, also known as the Pinwheel Galaxy, is a spiral galaxy in the constellation […]

Distance: 35 Million Light Years Magnitude: 9.3 Size: 8 x 2 Arc Minutes Galaxy Type: Spiral Sa Telescope: RC 10” 2000mm FL Camera: QSI 683 Mount: AP 1100 Exposure: L 17×600 Bin 1, RGB 18×300 Bin2 Messier 65 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Leo. M65 is about 100,000 light years in diameter and […]

Distance: 60 Million Light Years Magnitude: 8.6 Size: 7 Arc Minutes Galaxy Type: Elliptical Telescope: 10” RC Mount: AP 900 Camera: QSI 683 Exposure: L 17×600 Bin 1, RGB 12×300 Bin 2 Messier 87 is an elliptical galaxy in the constellation Virgo. Also known as Virgo A, M87 is a very large elliptical galaxy and […]

Distance: 35 Million Light Years Magnitude: 9.5 Size: 14 x 3.6 Arc Minutes Galaxy Type: Spiral sc Telescope: 10” RC Mount: AP 900 Camera: QSI 683 Exposure: L 11×600 Bin 1, RGB 18×300 Bin 2 NGC 3628 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Leo. It is an edge on galaxy with a dark dusty […]

Distance: 31 Million Light Years Magnitude: 8.4       M51a Magnitude: 10.5     M51b Size: 11 x 7 Arc Minutes M51a Size: 5 x 5 Arc Minutes M51b Galaxy Type: M51a Spiral Sc Galaxy Type: M51b Dwarf Telescope: 10”RC Camera: QSI 683 Mount: AP 900 Exposure: L 11×300 Bin 1, RGB 11×150 Bin […]

Distance: 28 Million Light Years Magnitude: 8.0 Size: 9 x 4 Arc Minutes Galaxy Type: Spiral Sa-Sb + Elliptical Telescope: 10” RC Mount: AP 900 Camera: QSI 683 Exposure: L 15×600 Bin 1, RGB 20×300 Bin 2 Messier 104, aka the Sombrero galaxy, is a hybrid elliptical/spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo. The two most […]

Distance: 25 Million Light Years Magnitude: 8.4 Size: 19 x 8 Arc Minutes Galaxy Type: Spiral Sb Telescope: TPO 10” Mount: AP 900 Camera: QSI 683 Exposure: L 15×600 Bin 1, RGB 17×300 Bin 2 Messier 106 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. M106 is also classified as a Seyfert Type II […]

Distance: 37 Million Light Years Magnitude: 8.6 Size: 10 x 6 Arc Minutes Galaxy Type: Spiral SA(rs)bc Telescope: TPO 10” 2000mm FL Camera: QSI 683 Mount: AP 900 Exposure: L 17×600 Bin 1, RGB 18×300 Bin2 Messier 63 is a flocculent spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. A flocculent spiral galaxy is a galaxy […]

Distance: 12 Million Light Years Magnitude: 6.9 Size: 21 x 10 Arc Minutes Galaxy Type: Spiral Sb Telescope: RC 10” 2000mm FL Camera: QSI 683 Mount: AP 1100 Exposure: L 15×600 Bin 1, RGB 12×300 Bin2 Messier 81 is a fairly bright galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major. It is a spiral galaxy with a […]

Distance: 12 Million Light Years Magnitude: 8.4 Size: 9 x 4 Arc Minutes Galaxy Type: Irregular Starburst Telescope: RC 10” 2000mm FL Camera: QSI 683 Mount: AP 1100 Exposure: L 12×600 Bin 1, RGB 20×300 Bin2, Ha 14×1800 Bin 1 Messier 82 is an irregular galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major however it is also […]