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  • Galaxies

    As you can see, there aren't many images of galaxies here, at least compared to the number of photographs in the nebula section for example. This is mainly because lately I have been specializing in wide-field imaging, and most galaxies with a very few exceptions not only don't require wide field imaging, but they in fact are usually very small - small as seen from Earth. Still, every once in a while I do like to photograph galaxies, and eventually I may start experimenting with long focal length astroimaging, in which case, "tiny" galaxies could become a regular target for me.

    Images are shown in chronological order, showing first the most recent ones.

    Click on an image to see a larger version, along with some details about the photo and the object.

    Andromeda Galaxy


    August, 2014

    M31 and PanSTARRS


    April, 2013

    Virgo Cluster Deep Widefield


    March, 2011

    M31 vs M33


    August/September, 2010

    Andromeda


    August 15th and 16th, 2009

    Milky Way


    June 22nd, 2009

    Sombrero Galaxy


    April 24th, 2009

    Sunflower Galaxy


    April 24th, 2009

    M81,M82,IC 2574 and IFN


    April 18th, 2009

    Whale, Hockey and Mice


    March 27th, 2009

    Leo Triplet


    March 19th, 2009

    Virgo Cluster


    January 31st, 2009

    M81, M82 & IFN


    January 3rd, 2009


    Pre-CCD Galaxy Images

    Following are the images I captured during what I could describe as my "Introduction to Astrophotography" period. All of them were taken with Canon DSLR cameras, and while some people are doing amazing work with DSLR cameras - especially now that you can easily add cooling to them and the CMOS chips are getting better - in my case you can probably see there's a before and after in my images as I switched from DSLR to CCD. I mainly make this division because generally speaking, the images you see below are those of a person who's mainly learning the basics of astrophotography and astroimage processing, and none of the images should be used as a reference for anything other than seeing the type of images I was producing when I started doing astrophotography. I no longer do many of the things I used to do then, and certainly I have also learned a great deal about things I should do that I wasn't doing before.

    M77, NGC 1055 & NGC 1073


    November 22nd, 2008

    NGC 891


    September 27th, 2008

    M33


    September 7th, 2008

    Andromeda


    September 1st, 2008

    Sculptor Galaxy


    August 10th, 2008

    Sombrero


    June 4th, 2008

    M101


    May 27th, 2008

    M51


    May 7th, 2008

    Leo Triplet


    May 5th, 2008

    M63


    May 5th, 2008

    Virgo Cluster


    April 26th, 2008

    M81 & M82


    March 23rd, 2008


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