NGC 90 is an interacting spiral galaxy estimated to be about 300 million light-years away in the constellation of Andromeda. Lots of small faint galaxies in the background. Background considering subject is 300 million light years distant.. Fairly happy with result some details in the spiral arms. Imaged using RC8 telescope unguided at f/8 QSI 683 camera MyT mount
Interacting galaxies NGC 7771 and NGC 7770 along with “nearby” galaxy NGC 7769 make up the group along with many back round galaxies . Located 200 million light years distant in constellation Pegasus. Image taken using RC8 telescope unguided @ f/8 or 1600 mm, QSI683 mono camera, MyT mount. Exposure time is a total of 6.5 hours.
ARP 227, two interacting galaxies at a distance of 93 million light years from earth. Located in constellation Pisces. Imaged using 8 inch RC telescope unguided at f/8 (1600 mm) exposure times were 87×480 seconds for LUM channel, RGB channels were 25 x 240 seconds.
One of the most studied compact group of galaxies, located in Pegasus constellation. Distant from earth is 290 million light years. Taken with 8 inch RC telescope @f/8 (1600 mm focal length) unguided using MyT mount. Exposure times Lum 76 x 240 seconds, RGB 20 x 240 each channel.
From top to bottom are edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 5981, elliptical galaxy NGC 5982, and a stunning face-on spiral NGC 5985. Distance is approx 130 million light years in constellation Draco. Center galaxy has multiple shells around the core. Plenty of distant dim fuzzy galaxies in the backround. Taken with 8 inch RC telescope @ f/8 unguided using MyT mount and mono ccd. Exposure times are RGB 240 sec x 30 each channel, Luminance is 100 x 240 seconds.
Taken with RC8 telescope @ f/8 unguided using Protrack, QSI 683 mono camera, MyT mount. Luminance exposure was best 100 frames (took 186)x480 seconds, RGB 36 each channel x 240 seconds.
Hoag’s Object is a ring galaxy 620 million light years distant in constellation Serpens, the younger blue stars form a ring around the older core of yellow stars. Unseen here but visible in Hubble images there is another ring galaxy inside this ring.
Located 30 million light years distant in constellation Canes Venatici. Imaged using 8 inch RC telescope @ f/8 unguided, MyT mount, QSI 683 mono camera. exposure times RGB 34 x 240 seconds per channel, L 168 x 240 seconds & 40x 480 seconds, HA 24 x 900 seconds.
Awarded AAPOD2 May 20,2020
The Siamese Twins, also known as the Butterfly Galaxies, are a pair of colliding unbarred spiral galaxies located in Virgo constellation. The galaxies lie at a distance of 59.4 million light years and are members of the Virgo Cluster. Imaged using 8inch RC telescope @ F/8 unguided using MyT mount and Protrack. Exposure times 150x 240 seconds for Lum RGB 30 x 240 seconds each channel. Last date imaged was March 31 and I started a new project a few days later a supernova was found in NGC 4568 which is the larger of the two galaxies.
Messier 66 a weak barred spiral in Leo with loosely wound arms, part of the Leo triplet. Imaged using 8 inch RC telescope @f/8 unguided using MyT mount, QSI 683 mono camera. Exposure times LRGB 240 second sub frames x 250. 30 each channel RGB the rest on Lum. 5 hours spent on HA as well, sub frames 900 seconds.
I could have cropped it out I suppose the rainbow diffraction pattern top L of image is created by a magnitude 7 star just out of field of view.