The Leo Triplet of galaxies 100mins on an ED80 refractor with ST2000XCM camera and 0.7x reducer
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Close up of a rare sunspot group on 25/02/2018 DSLR and white light solar filter on C14 at f/11
Edge on Galaxy NGC891 in Andromeda. It is about 30 million light-years away in the constellation Andromeda and was discovered by William Herschel on October 6, 1784. The image was taken on the C14 at f/7 with a ST2000XCM camera. It was 20 x 5 minutes exposures combined, total 100 mins imaging.
NGC6960, The Witch's Broom nebula in Cygnus. ED80 and ST2000XCM camera. 15 x 5 min subs.
M20 The Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius. ED80 and ST2000XCM camera, 6 x 5 min subs.
NGC 7814 the northern Sombero Galaxy in Pegasus about 40 million light years distant. The image was taken on the C14 at f/7 with a ST2000XCM camera. It was 16 x 5 minutes exposures combined, total 80 mins imaging. Several small faint galaxies are also visible in the image at the lower right.
This year, Mars and Saturn are very low in the southern sky from the UK. This means we are imaging or looking through a long length of turbulent atmosphere. This has been really challenging for UK Planetary imagers and the resulting loss of definition can be seen in comparison with the Jupiter images further down the page.
Stephan's Quintet group of galaxies in Pegasus. The main group is about 250 million light years distant. The bluisg galaxy at tp centre of the group is a foreground object only 39 million light years distant. The image was taken on the C14 at f/7 with a ST2000XCM camera. It was 36 x 5 minutes exposures combined, total 3hrs imaging.
Periodic Comet 46P Wirtanen taken with a Nikon 5200 DSLR at prime focus on ED80 - 9th December 2018
By Peter Edwards
Messier 63, a sprial galaxy 29 million ligt years away in Canes Venatici. Taken with a C14 at f/7 and ST2000XCM 12 x 5 min subs
Markarian's Chain group of galaxies in Virgo. ED80 refractor and 55 mins with ST2000XCM camera.
The Planets have put on a great show this summer. Imaging Jupiter, Saturn and Mars has been a challenge at low altitude from the UK
An irregular galaxy M82 in Ursa Major. 70 mins with a C14 and ST2000XCM camera at f/7.5
The seeing has not been cooperating much this spring. We have only had a few nights of good seeing enabling me to capture high resolution images of Jupiter and Saturn this year
The Deer Lick Group of galaxies in Pegasus. This group of about 6 galaxies is dominated by NGC7331, a spiral galaxy 40 million light years distant. The image was taken on the C14 at f/7 with a ST2000XCM camera. It was 24 x 5 minutes exposures combined, total 2hrs imaging.
The Fireworks galaxy NGC 6946 in Cepheus is 22 million light years away. This image also captures a recent Supernova 2017eaw marked by a red arrow.
25 x 5 min subs, C14 at f/7 ST2000XCM OSC camera.