Cigar galaxy or Messier 82

12 million light years distant a starburst galaxy in Ursa Major. Imaged using RC 8 telescope at f/8 unguided. LRGB subframes 480 seconds HA 900 seconds total exposure time 12 hours.

Messier 101

M 101 “Pinwheel Galaxy”

Messier 101 a large asymmetrical spiral galaxy, home to around 1 trillion stars twice that of the milky way. “Only” 21 million light years distant in Ursa Major. Taken using RC 8 telescope @ f/8 1600 mm, MyT mount unguided using protrack, QSI 683 mono camera. Lum 480 seconds x 50 , RGB 240 second x 20 each channel, Ha 900 seconds x 12

Rosette Nebula

Rosette Nebula

False color image, Colors mapped Red is Sulfur, Green is Hydrogen, and Blue is Oxygen taken with 8 inch RC telescope. Total exposure time is 14 hours. 15 min sub frames.

NGC 2170

NGC 2170

NGC 2170 is a reflection nebula in the constellation Monoceros. I had a difficult time with this, the image overall still has a decent amount of noise mostly because I didnt want to destroy some of the really faint details. Every time I look at this I see a fairy flying. RC8 telescope @ f/8 1600mm, MyT mount unguided, QSI 683 mono. Lum 480 x 50, RGB 240 x 30 each channel, HA 900 x 20

IC 2574

IC 2574

IC 2574 Wiki has this as a dwarf spiral, the spiral not very clear. A member of the M 81 group. I didnt spend anytime getting Ha data was a mistake it would add quite a bit to the image. Honestly I chose this target because of the Abell cluster in the FOV. I wanted to see what if anything I could get. My scope is clearly to small to capture much. Abell 1005 is in the upper right of image, according to the info I found its in the “richness group” of #2 which has 80-129 galaxies.

ARP 283

ARP 283 I cannot find a distance on the internet. This is a pretty small target about 2.5 by 2.5 arc minutes.(The angular size of full moon is 31 arc minutes)This crop image is approx 8×8 arc mins. I didn’t spend much time on this, as I quickly saw I wasn’t going to get any fine details. This is result of 4 hours LRGB using 8 inch RC @f/8 on MyT mount unguided

NGC 660

NGC 660

NGC 660 – Wikipedia

is a peculiar and unique polar-ring galaxy located approximately 45 million light years from Earth in the Pisces constellation. It is the only such galaxy having, as its host, a “late-type lenticular galaxy”.

Imaged using RC8 telescope @f/8 unguided , QSI 683 mono camera, SB MyT mount. 120 x 480 seconds Lum, 22 x 240 each channel RGB

Sharpless 170

SH2-170

Emission nebula in Cassiopeia approx 7500 light years distant. Imaged using 8 inch RC telescope @ f/8 unguided using Protrack, QSI 683 mono camera, MyT mount. Exposure times RGB 20 x 240 seconds each channel, Lum 40 x 480 seconds, Hydrogen Alpha 29×900 seconds

Vdb 155

Vdb 155 is the bluish reflection nebula near center Lynds dark nebula 1216 surrounds it. This area is right next to a popular target the cave nebula. 9 hours spent on this target. 8 inch RC telescope QSI 683 mono camera on a Software Bisque MyT mount unguided using protrack. Lum 480 sec subs RGB 240 sec subs Ha 900 sec subs