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  • NGC 253 Sculptor Galaxy composite of three 15 minute exposures at F3.3 RGB image

    Located in Constellation Sculptor (the Sculptor), this spiral galaxy is about 8 million light years away, and is about 70,000 light years across. Visual magnitude is about 7.6, and it has an apparent size of 30 arc minutes by 6.9 arc minutes. Note that during the red filtered exposure used to make this color image, a satellite, meteor, or other object passed through the upper right corner of the picture.

  • M77 spiral galaxy 15 minutes at F3.3

    Located in Constellation Cetus (the Whale), this spiral galaxy is about 65 million light years away. Visual magnitude is about 8.9, and has an apparent size of 8.2 arc minutes by 7.3 arc minutes. The star like center gives it a Seyfert classification, meaning that there are several indications of serious explosions a the center of the galaxy.

  • NGC 672 two galaxies 10 minutes at F3.3

    Located in Constellation Triangulum (the Triangle), NGC 672 has a visual magnitude of 10.9, and has an apparent size of 4.5 arc minutes by 1.5 arc minutes. Near it is the smaller, fainter IC 1727 galaxy with an apparent size of 3 arc minutes by 1.5 arc minutes with a visual magnitude of 11.5

  • NGC 7479 bar galaxy composite of four 30 minute exposures at F10 binned 2x2

    Located in Constellation Pegasus (the Winged Horse), this bar galaxy has a visual magnitude of 10.8, and has an apparent size of 4 arc minutes by 3.1 arc minutes.

  • NGC 7814 edge on galaxy 20 minutes at F10 binned 2x2

    Located in Constellation Pegasus (the Winged Horse), this Lentical galaxy has a visual magnitude of 10.6, and has an apparent size of 6 arc minutes by 2.5 arc minutes.

  • M31 Andromeda spiral galaxy 6 minutes at F3.3.

    Located in Constellation Andromeda (the Princess), this famous spiral galaxy is so large that a mosaic of several CCD pictures would be needed to show all of it. The apparent size is 185 arc minutes by 75 arc minutes. For comparison, the moon's apparent size is about 30 arc minutes. The Andromeda galaxy has a visual magnitude of 3.4 and surface brightness of 13.6. It is 2.2 million years away, and 150,000 light years across in size.

  • M33 Whirlpool spiral galaxy 20 seconds at F3.3, RGB image

    Located in Constellation Triangulum (the Triangle), this spiral galaxy is about 2.4 million light years away, and is about 50,000 light years across. and several billion years old. Visual magnitude is about 5.7, and has an apparent size of 67 arc minutes by 41.5 arc minutes. Note the unusually large number of young blue stars. Also, the galaxy's light is spread out so evenly that it's effective surface brightness is a rather faint 14.2

  • NGC 151 bar galaxy composite of two 30 minute exposures at F10

    Located in Constellation Cetus (the Whale), this bar galaxy has a visual magnitude is about 11.6, and has an apparent size of 3.3 arc minutes by 1.4 arc minutes.

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