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The Virgo galaxy cluster
 
In the constellation of the virgin there are many galaxies to discover.
Here a cutting from the Virgo-galaxy cluster with the both
gigantic elliptical galaxies M86 and M84 in the foreground.
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May 2010 / Emsland
William FLT110 f/7, f = 770 mm
QSI 583ws, Chip -28°
Baader LRGB
Celestron CGE
OAG, Lodestar, PHD Guiding
L= 6 x 600 Sec., RGB= each 6 x 300 Sec. 2x2 Bin
Nebulosity2, Regim, Fitswork, Photoshop
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M31 with the accompanying galaxies M32 and M110
 
Andromeda is one of our seamster-situated Neighbouring galaxies.
Nevertheless, the light needs 2 Milionen years to arrive with us.
This is my very first attempt of a Deepskyfotograph
generally.
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August 2005 / Emsland
Sigma Apo-Tele 300 mm  f/4
Canon EOS10D
Baader Skyglow
Astro5 mit GoTo4all
none
3 x 420 Sec., 1600 ISO
DSLRFocus, IRIS, PicturePublisher
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The galaxytwins M65/M66
 
In the constellation Lion there are numerous galaxies to explore. Here 2 of the more known representatives, the Messier object 65 and 66.
The distance of these both galaxies amounts to approx. 38 million light years.
Still a third object ordinarily belongs to this group,
the galaxy NGC 3628, and form together the so-called Leo triplet.
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April 2007 / Lüchow Dannenberg
Wiliam Apo ZS110 f/7, f = 770 mm
Canon EOS10Da
Baader UV/IR cut
EQ6 with MTS3
Guidescope 80/545, Meade LPI, Guidemaster
4 x 900 Sec., 1600 ISO
DSLRFocus, IRIS, PicturePublisher
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M51 and NGC5195 the Wirlpoolgalaxy
 
In approx. 30 million light years distance, on the edge of the constellation Berenice's Hair, you find this galaxy pair. Probably with one of the nicest and most interesting objects generally.
M51 stands in interaction with her neighbouring galaxy, NGC5195.
Well seen is the matter bridge, which each other connects.
In the centre of M51 a supermassive black hole is hidden.
Presumably by tidal interaction with NGC5195 in M51
a very active starburst takes place.
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May 2008 / Schleswig Holstein
Meade LX200 ACF 8" f/10, f = 2000 mm
Canon EOS20D
Baader UV/IR cut
EQ6 with MTS3
OAG, DSI2 pro, PHD Guiding
4 x 480 Sec., 800 ISO
DSLRFocus, IRIS, Photoshop
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NGC 891 and surroundings
 
In the constellation Andromeda one finds in approx. 40 million light years Distance the "Edge on" galaxy NGC891.
Edge on means so much like edge situation. I.E. you see the galaxy exactly from the side.
NGC891 is approximate as largely as the milkyway and belongs to a bigger group of other galaxies from which several are found on this photo.
NGC891 is surrounded by a big dust tape.
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October 2008 / Schleswig Holstein
William Apo FLT110 f/7, f = 770 mm
QHY8
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EQ6 with MTS3
OAG, DSI2 pro, PHD Guiding
22 x 300 Sec.
CCDCap, Deepskystacker, Photoshop
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Bode's galaxy M81 and M82
 
These both worth seeing galaxies are resident in the constellation of the Greater Bear at a distance of approx. 12 million light years.
M81 is one of the brightest galaxies in the northern sky.
Both galaxies became already discovered in 1774 from J. E. Bode.
M82, the smaller one of the both, shows big gas and matter streams were torn out from the galaxy.
This is caused by a narrow meeting of the both Systems long time ago.
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December 2008 / Schleswig Holstein   
William Apo FLT110 f/7, f = 770 mm
QHY8
Baader UV/IR cut
EQ6 with MTS3
OAG, DSI2 pro, PHD Guiding
10 x 480 Sec.
Nebulosity, Deepskystacker, Regim, Fitswork,
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The galaxy NGC3628 in the constellation lion
 
These Spiralgalxy has a diameter of approx. 120000 light years
and forms together with both galaxies M65 and M66 the "Leo triplet".
This galaxy was discovered already in 1784 by Wilhelm Herschel.
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April 2009 / Emsland
Meade LX200 ACF 8" f/6,3, f = 1250 mm
Canon EOS20D
none
Celestron CGE
OAG, DSI2 pro, PHD Guiding
18 x 900 Sec., 800 ISO
DSLRFocus, Regim, Fitswork, Photoshop
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The Pinwheelgalaxy in the constellation Greater Bear
 
In the spring this splendid galaxy stands high in the zenith and is a worthwhile object for every astrophotographer.
M101 is at the age of approx. 170000 light years of diameter nearly twice as largely like our Milky Way and practices by her big mass a strong gravitational effect on her surroundings.
The galaxy is also deformed partially, how one in that
irregular form and in the biggest spiral arm can see,
which stretches far beyond.
The distance of M101 amounts to approx. 27 million light years.
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April 2009 / Emsland
Meade LX200 ACF 8" f/10, f = 2000 mm
Canon EOS20D
none
Celestron CGE
OAG, DSI2 pro, PHD Guiding
18 x 900 Sec., 800 ISO
DSLRFocus, Regim, Fitswork, Photoshop
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The Andromedagalaxy
 
A new edition of my first photo attempt.
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September 2009 / Emsland
Canon Tele EF 70-200 f/2,8 at f/4, f = 200 mm
QSI583ws, Chip -25°
Baader LRGB
Celestron CGE
Guidescope, Lodestar, PHD Guiding
L= 14x300 Sec., RGB= each 4x120 Sec.,1x1 Bin
Nebulosity2, Regim, Fitswork, Photoshop
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The galaxies NGC3718 and 3729
 
Here are some very interessting Galaxys.
NGC3718 with her distorted arms and NGC3729, whitch
is interacting with NGC3718 in a gravitational way.
The small group on the left below NGC3718 has the name Hickson56, and is approx. 400 million light years away.
NGC3718 itself is approx. 50 million light years away of us.
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May 2011 / Emsland
Vixen VMC260L f/7.1  f = 1860 mm
QSI 583ws, Chip -25°
Baader LRGB
Celestron CGE
OAG, Lodestar, PHD Guiding
L = 26 x 480 Sec. RB = 14 x 360 Sec.
G = 12 x 300 Sec. 2x2 Bin. all
Nebulosity2, Regim, Photoshop
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M33 the Triangulumgalaxy
 
Situated slightly to the south of the Andromedagalaxy, a furthermore spectacular member of the "local group".
Impressively here the gigantic areas with hot, blue luminous young stars.
To recognise well also in the red colour the huge areas of hydrogen gas.
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October 2011 / Emberger Alm, Austria
William FLT110  f/5.6  f = 616 mm
QSI 583ws, Chip -25°
Baader LRGB, Ha
Celestron CGE
OAG, Lodestar, PHD Guiding
L = 23 x 720 sec. RB = 10 x 600 sec.
G = 10 x 480 sec. Ha = 10 x 1200 sec.
Nebulosity2, Regim, Photoshop
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The peculiar Galaxy M106
 
In the constellation of Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs) this beautiful galaxy is located.
M106 find was first explored in 1781 and is 24 million lightyears away.
The active core is much brighter than the irregular spiral arms, so M106 is known as peculiar galaxy.
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March 2012 / Schleswig Holstein, Germany
Vixen VMC260L  f/7.1  f = 1860 mm
QSI 583ws, Chip -28°
Baader LRGB
Avalon Linear
OAG, Lodestar, PHD Guiding
L = 24 x 900 sec. RGB = 14 x 600 sec. each
Nebulosity2, Fitswork, Regim, Photoshop
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M63 The Sunflower Galaxy
 
Another beauty from the catalog of Charles Messier,
located in the constellation of Canes Venatici.
Here indicated visible, the so-called tidalstream.
A loose grouping of stars in faint loops that orbits the galaxy.
This consists mainly of the remains of other
Galaxies witch collided with M63 a long time ago.
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April/May 2013 / Schleswig Holstein, Emsland
GSO RC 8" w. AP CCDT67  f/5,4  f = 1084mm
QSI 583ws, Chip -28°
Baader LRGB
Avalon Linear
OAG, Lodestar, PHD Guiding
L = 25 x 720 sec. RGB = 7 x 400 sec. each
Nebulosity2, Regim, PixInsight, Photoshop
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