Astronomical topics and views of the night sky. Software and tips about telescopes, mounts, and digital astrocameras. Panagiotis Xipteras, an amateur astrophotographer, presents you amazing views of the planets, stars and galaxies.

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A globular cluster embedded in a sea of stars - Messier 56

July 14, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

M56 ( (L=RGB)-R-G-B)M56 ( (L=RGB)-R-G-B)NP127is, QSI683ws8, AstroDon

Image: Messier 56, RGB-R-G-B exposure, 5min. each channel, 660mm (f/5.2), KAF8300 CCD, (c) Panagiotis Xipteras


The Spider Nebula - IC417 Aurigae

April 24, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

IC417 Aurigae - The SpiderIC417 Aurigae - The SpiderSII, H-alpha, OIII = 3x10min each, NP127is, QSI-683ws8, 660mm, f/5.2

Image 1: The Spider of Auriga - IC417 (SII,Hα,OIII composite)

IC417 Aurigae (Hα-OIII)IC417 Aurigae (Hα-OIII)BiColor image Hα, OIII = 3x10min each, NP127is, QSI-683ws8, 660mm, f/5.2 Image 2: The Spider of Auriga - IC417 (Hα,OIII composite)


Galaxies in Leo - Messier 95, 96, 105 and friends

March 05, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

NGC5850 & Co. in Virgo

February 20, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Messier 74 - The Phantom Galaxy in Pisces

February 15, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Messier 74 - The PhantomMessier 74 - The PhantomThe Phantom Galaxy M74.
Data: NP127is, QSI683ws8, LPS-RGB less than 1 hour total exposure time from the backyard.
Image: Messier 74 - The Phantom Galaxy in Pisces

Messier 74 is a face-on spiral galaxy in Pisces, 32 million light years away. It hosts 100 billion stars.

 

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