NGC 0253, spiral galaxy in Sculptor
The Sculptor Galaxy, also known as the Silver Coin or Silver Dollar Galaxy, NGC 253, is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor. The Sculptor Galaxy is a starburst galaxy, which means that it is currently undergoing a period of intense star formation.
NGC 0891, edge-on galaxy in Andromeda
NGC 891 (also known as Caldwell 23) is an edge-on unbarred spiral galaxy about 30 million light-years away in the constellation Andromeda. It was discovered by William Herschel on October 6, 1784. The galaxy is a member of the NGC 1023 group of galaxies in the Local Supercluster. It has an H II nucleus
NGC 772 (ARP 78) in the constellation Aries
Around 200,000 light years in diameter and 100 million light years distant, NGC 772 is twice the size of the Milky Way Galaxy, and is surrounded by several satellite galaxies – including the dwarf elliptical, NGC 770 – whose tidal forces on the larger galaxy have likely caused the emergence of a single elongated outer spiral arm that is much more developed than the others arms. Halton Arp includes NGC 772 in his Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies as Arp 78, where it is described as a "Spiral galaxy with a small high-surface brightness companion"
A "grand" spiral galaxy in the constellation of Eridanus
NGC1499, the California nebula, an emission nebula in Perseus
SO called because its shape resembles the shape of the US state of California.
Image data: 127mm F5.2 refractor telescope.
21 November 2009
NGC2392, the "Eskimo" nebula
Located in Gemini, this is a bi-polar double shell planetary nebula discovered by William and Caroline Herschel in 1787. aka the "Clown face" nebula. The gas shells and central star, similar to our Sun but much older, are about 2780 light years away and is quite small at 48 arcseconds diameter.
NGC 2403, a n intermediate spiral galaxy in Camelopardalis
NGC 2403 (also Caldwell 7) is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Camelopardalis. NGC 2403 is an outlying member of the M81 Group, and is approximately 8 million light-years distant. It bears a striking similarity to M33, being about 50,000 light years in diameter and containing numerous star-forming H II regions.The northern spiral arm connects it to a Star forming region NGC 2404. NGC 2403 can be observed using 10×50 binoculars.
NGC5394 and 5395, interacting spiral galaxies in Canes Venatici
Image data gathered by Adam Block usjing 24" RC telescope, processed by me.
NGC 5907; the "splinter" galaxy in Draco
NGC 5907 is a spiral galaxy located approximately 50 million light years from Earth. It has an anomalously low metallicity and few detectable giant stars, being apparently composed almost entirely of dwarf stars (wiki).
Draco galaxy trio. NGC 5981/82/85
NGC5981, edge on galaxy; NGC5982, elliptical galaxy,;NGC5985, edge-on spiral galaxy.
This group lies about 100 million light years from Earth.
Image data: 2015-09-14, RC12.5" telescope, 8x900sec L, 5x500sec R,G,B.
Abell 2151, the Hercules galaxy cluster.
Brightest NGC6045 is edge -on near centre of field, at magnitude 13.9 needs the darkest sky and at least an 8" telescope to detect. The dimmest galaxy in this image is dimmer than 19th magnitude (over 100x dimmer than the brightest) and well beyond the visual limit of even large amateur telescopes. The cluster contains over 200 galaxies, about 500 million light years distant. A finder chart from the STScl digitised sky survey, galaxies labelled, can be found at: http://pw2.netcom.com/~ahighe/A2151_60_60F.jpg
NGC 6503 is a field dwarf spiral galaxy located at the edge of a region of space called the Local Void. The dwarf galaxy spans 30,000 light-years and lies approximately 17 million light-years away in the constellation of Draco (the Dragon). The spiral galaxy is especially colourful where bright red regions of gas can be seen scattered through its spiral arms. Bright blue regions contain stars that are forming. Dark brown dust areas are in the galaxy's arms and centre
NGC 6992, part of the eastern Veil nebula, a supernova remnant in Cygnus
imaged from the CAO on October 07, 2007. Telescope is a 100mm F9 refractor.
The Veil complex spans over 3 degrees in diameter (appears larger than 6 full moon diameters) and is from a supernova that exploded sometime between 3000BC and 6000BC. The nebula is also one of the brightest X-ray sources in the sky.
Veil Nebula - West, NGC6960, aka "The Witches broom"
This image includes the western veil (with bright star) and "Pickering's triangle", all part of the Veil supernova remnant from a supernova that exploded between 3000 BC and 6000 BC.
NGC 7293, the Helix nebula, a planetary nebula in Aquarius
Very large in the night sky, this nebula would appear nearly the size of the full Moon would it be bright enough. Physical dimensions are about 700 light years distant, making it one of the nearest planetary nebula to us, and about 2.1 light years in diameter.
November 03, 2013.
NGC 7320 (brightest member) Stephan's Quintet spiral galaxy group in Pegasus
These 5 galaxies are a chance alignment. The birghtest one (and the one that glows in a less red shifted white light) is about 39 million light years away, the other four have significantly more redshift ad correspond to distances of between 210 and 340 million ly.
September 26, 2014.
NGC7331 spiral galaxy in Pegasus.
Similar in size to our galaxy, but without a "bar" near the nucleus as our galaxy has. It is accompanied by several smaller galaxies, seen to the right of the main galaxy; two small spirals and two ellipticals. Together, the four companions are known as "The Fleas".
Image data: 2015-09-14; RC12.5 telescope; STL11000M camera.
NGC7789, open star cluster in Cassiopeia
Also known as The White Rose cluster, or Caroline's Rose after its discoverer Caroline Herschel, in 1783.
Supernova SN2017eaw in "Fireworks" galaxy, NGC6946
On 14 May 2017, a new supernova was discovered in NGC6946. It is thought to be a Type II p. NGC6946 is an SAB "intermediate" spiral galaxy located on the Cepheus/Cygnus border. It is 22 million light years away.
NGC 7635, the Bubble Nebula, emission nebula in Cassiopeia
October 10, 2013. The bubble is being "blown"up by the intense stellar wind from a massive (15X the mass of the Sun) hot star in the centre.
Eta Carina nebula
from OZSky, near Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. April, 2014. Nikon D7100, 200mm F2.8, 6x30 secs.
IC 1805 Heart Nebula
NGC6822, Barnard's Galaxy
NGC 6822 (also known as Barnard's Galaxy, IC 4895, or Caldwell 57) is a barred irregular galaxy approximately 1.6 million light-years away in the constellation Sagittarius. Part of the Local Group of galaxies, it was discovered by E. E. Barnard in 1884.. It is one of the closer galaxies to the Milky Way. It is similar in structure and composition to the Small Magellanic Cloud. It is about 7,000 light-years in diameter. The pink areas are some star forming regions within this dwarf galaxy.