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Here is a bunch of Virgo cluster galaxies. The twin galaxies are in the process of colliding and merging with each other with the highest star-formation activity in the part where they overlap.
Collected with the Esprit 150 with ASI071 sitting on the Mesu200. On 30th March I managed to get 15 x 10 min, and 1st April gave me 45 x 5 min (I reduced the exposure time as the 10 min exposures blew out the core a bit of M58). Gain was set at 200 (offset 30, -15°C).
This is my last galaxy shot for a while. Now the moon is up and the moon and galaxies do not go well together, as I confirmed with an over-optimistic try last night🥴. Maybe I get a few more chances later in April but after that the sky will be too bright up here.
This is Markarian's Chain shot from my back garden over three nights in late March. Probably the deepest single image I've taken in terms of integration time...which leaves me feeling my processing is not quite doing the data justice...maybe I'll come back to it.
In any case, this is an incredible part of space; looking away from our galaxy reveals countless others!
The crazy number of Lum subs took a whole day for APP to chug through and so I've resolved to lower the gain from unity going forwards to get more manageable sub lengths than 15 seconds!
L: 1050 (!) x 15s R: 92 x 60s G: 165 x 30s B 165 x 30s....total integration time 8.2 hours.
Captured using APT, stacked in APP and processed in Pixinsight.
Thanks for looking!
Edit: Link to higher res version
By Anthony RS
Any idea where I can find an M54 female to M60 male ring adapter? I need to order it online since there arent any astroshops where I live so I'd really appreciate if someone can link me to such an adapter.
Basically I have a TS Optics 2" Adapter with compression Ring for Skywatcher Newtonians, TSM54-2 and I need to use it for my celestron newtonian which has a 60mm drawtube so I'll need some sort of adapter.
M87 galaxy with the relativistic jet fired from the super massive black hole 27/02/2017 01:19
(55.000.000 light years)
GSO 0.20 m
Sky-Watcher NEQ-5 Pro SynScan mount
QHY5L-IIC + IR cut filter
f: 1000 mm
Matteo Vacca Milis, Italy http://vaccamatteo.weebly.com/ https://www.astrobin.com/users/matteovacca/
Hi, I observed these during amateur astronomer meeting at Tähtikallio observatory (in Finland) with 36" f/3.5 Newtonian. Lovely weather, although sky wasnt as dark as usually due to hing moisture content in the air so I didnt try to observe more Hickson groups. Instead I sketched few globular cluster's and bright galaxies, all of them listed in the Messier catalog. M10 and M12 were really beautiful although they were really low near the horizon.