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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.

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