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Images of the "M106, M51, NGC4565 & M88 Galaxies" taken from Mount Pearl, Newfoundland.
Photographed by Dave Newbury 2015 03 01 to 2016 04 11

 
 

"M106 Galaxy" taken March 1, 2016 from Mount Pearl, Newfoundland.

This galaxy was discovered by Pierre Mechain in 1781 and added to the Messier List by Helen Sawyer Hogg in 1947. It is located below the handle of the Big Dipper..  

Equipment - C11 on EQ8, Canon 6D (modified) and LPS-P2 filter. Autoguided using Celeston C80, QHY5LII-mono and PHD2. Images captured with assistance of BackYardEOS, stacked and processed in PixInsight. Stack of 25, 240-second subs @ 3200iso (100min total integration time). It was a particularly cold night - had issues with frost on the corrector plate (front end of telescope - see pic here

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"M51" taken March 30, 2016 from Mount Pearl, Newfoundland.  two galaxies colliding and passing through each other. It is believed that because the stars are so far apart in galaxies, there are virtually no collisions of the stars themselves. This galaxy is located below the first star in the handle of the big dipper and is visible in binoculars (patch of light) in good conditions.

Equipment - C11 on EQ8, Canon 6D modified) and LPS-P2 filter. Autoguided using Stellavue 90 APO, QHY5LII-mono and PHD2. Images captured with assistance of BackYardEOS, stacked and processed in PixInsight. Stack of 33, 240-second subs @ 3200iso (132 minutes total integration time).

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"The Needle Galagy - NGC4565" taken March 30, 2016 from Mount Pearl, Newfoundland.  this is a spiral galaxy but because it is oriented edge-on from our view, it looks long and thin..

Equipment - C11 on EQ8, Canon 6D modified) and LPS-P2 filter. Autoguided using Stellavue 90 APO, QHY5LII-mono and PHD2. Images captured with assistance of BackYardEOS, stacked and processed in PixInsight. Stack of 10, 240-second subs @ 3200iso (40 minutes total integration time).

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"M88" taken April 11, 2016 from Mount Pearl, Newfoundland.  This spiral galaxy is one of 15 Messier objects which are members of the Virgo cluster of galaxies. It is believed that the Virgo cluster of galaxies could contain more than 2000 galaxies. The Virgo galaxy cluster is part of the Virgo "Super Cluster" (a cluster of clusters!). Our own galaxy (Milky Way) is part of the Local Group of galaxies. The Local Group is also part of the Virgo Super Cluster.

Equipment - C11 on EQ8, Canon 6D modified) and LPS-P2 filter. Autoguided using Stellavue 90 APO, QHY5LII-mono and PHD2. Images captured with assistance of BackYardEOS, stacked and processed in PixInsight. Stack of 25, 240-second subs @ 3200iso (100 minutes total integration time).  Image not cropped so as to keep other smaller galaxies in the frame.

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