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These following images where taken with My Meade DSI II Colour CCD on my 150mm f/5 150mm Reflector Mounted on a NEQ6 Pro Skywatch mount and guided by the use of a Orion Starshoot Autoguider on a Celestron 70mm f/6 Refractor which is piggybacked on my 150mm

 

Custom Water Cooled Meade DSI II Colour CCD Camera

                

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NGC 6514 - The Trifid Nebula - M20

(Emission & Reflection Nebula in Sagittarius)

Meade DSI II Colour - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Guided Mount

10 x 480sec BW Fits

6 x 480sec RGB Fits

Taken On The 06/09/2012 AEST

Distance approx 5,000 Light Years

 


 

NGC 7293

(Helix Nebula)

(Planetary Nebula in Aquarius)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

15 x 600sec  B&W Fits

15 x 600sec RGB Fits

Taken over the period /09/2012 to /10/12  During Transit

Distance approx 700 Light Years

 

 


 

NGC 253

(Silver Dollar)

(Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

10 x 900sec  B&W Fits - Light Pollution Filter

10 x 900sec RGB Fits - Light Pollution Filter

Taken over the period of  /10/12  During Transit

Distance approx 11,400,000 Light Years


 

NGC 1365

(Great Barred Spiral)

(Spiral Galaxy in Fornax)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

10 x 600sec  B&W Fits

10 x 600sec RGB Fits

Taken over the period of  /8/12   /9/12  During Transit

Distance approx 56,000,000 Light Years


NGC 1399 & NGC1404

(Elliptical Galaxies in Fornax)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

15x 600sec B&W Fits

15x 600sec RGB Fits

Taken over the period of /08/12 - /09/12 During Transit

Distance approx 62,000,000 Light Years


NGC 613

(Herschel H28-1)

(Barred Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

8 x 480sec  B&W Fits

Taken over the period of /08/12 - /09/12 During Transit

Distance approx 60,000,000 Light Years


 

 

NGC 300

(Cardwell 70)

(Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

8 x 600sec & 15 x 300sec B&W Fits

9 x 600sec RGB Fits

Taken over the period of /08/12 - /09/12 During Transit

Distance approx 6,000,000 Light Years


NGC 249

(Nebula's  in the neighbouring Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

6 x 700sec  B&W Fits / Light Pollution Filter

Taken  25/12/12  During Transit

Distance approx 197,000 Light Years


NGC 346

(the brightest star-forming region in the neighbouring Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

6 x 700sec  LRGB Fits / Light Pollution Filter

Taken  25/12/12  During Transit

Distance approx 210,000 Light Years


NGC 104

(Globular Cluster in Tucana - 47 Tucanae )

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

6 x 240sec  BW Fits / Light Pollution Filter

Taken  25/12/12  During Transit

Distance approx 16,700 Light Years


NGC 55

(Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

4 x 900sec  BW Fits / Light Pollution Filter

Taken  23/10/12  During Transit

Distance approx 7,200,00 Light Years

 


 

NGC 1952 - M1

(Crab Nebula)

(supernova remnant - in Taurus)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

15 x 700sec  B&W Fits

7 x 700sec RGB Fits

Taken over the period of  /10/12   /12/12  During Transit

Distance approx 6,523 Light Years


 

Barnard 33

(Horse Head Nebula)

(Dark Nebula in Orion)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

6 x 900sec  B&W Fits With Light Pollution Filter

5 x 900sec RGB Fits With Light Pollution Filter

Taken on the nights of 10/02/13 - 11/02/13 During Transit

Distance approx 1,600 Light Years


 

NGC 2997

(Spiral Galaxy in Antila)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

20 x 600sec & 10 x 900sec B&W Fits

12 x 600sec RGB Fits

Taken over the period of /01/13 - /03/13 During Transit

Distance approx 40,000,000 Light Years


 

NGC 3351 - M95

(Spiral Galaxy in Leo)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

18 x 600sec B&W Fits

21 x 600sec RGB Fits

Taken over the period of /03/13 - /04/13 During Transit

Distance approx 32,600,000 Light Years


 

NGC 4945

(Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

28 x 600sec B&W Fits

Taken over the period of 04/13 During Transit

Distance approx 11,700,000 Light Years

 


NGC 4565  Needle Galaxy

(Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

10 x 600sec B&W Fits

16 x RGB 600sec Fits

Taken over the period of 04/13 During Transit

Distance approx 42,700,000 Light Years

 

 

 


NGC 6027 / a,b,c,d

(Seyfert's Sextet Galaxies in Serpens)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

21 x 800sec B&W Fits

12 x 900sec RGB Fits

Taken over the period of 04/13 to 05/05/2013 During Transit

Distance approx 190,000,000 Light Years

NGC607d = 877,000,000 Light Years - Little yellow round one in the middle - another record for myself as regards to distance.

 


 

NGC 5236 - M83

(Southern pinwheel)

(Spiral Galaxy in Hydra)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

11 x 600sec B&W Fits

4 x 900sec RGB Fits with Light Pollution Filter

Taken On The 13/02/13, 15/03/13 During Transit

Distance approx 15,000,000 Light Years


NGC 4594 - M104

(Sombre Galaxy)

(Spiral Galaxy in Virgo)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

16 x 600sec B&W Fits

7 x 600sec RGB Fits

Taken 05/2013 - /06/2013 During Transit

Distance approx 29,300,000 Light Years


NGC5426 & NGC5427

(Interacting Spiral Galaxies - in Virgo)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

21 x 600sec B&W Fits

12x 600sec RGB Fits

Taken 05/2013 - /06/2013 During Transit

Distance approx 90,300,000 Light Years


NGC 6118

(Spiral Galaxy in Serpens Caput)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

28 x 600sec B&W Fits

4 x 600sec RGB Fits

Taken 05/2013 - /06/2013 During Transit

Distance approx 82,900,000 Light Years


NGC6744

(Spiral Galaxy - SBb, in Pavo)

Meade DSI II Colour  - 150mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector

(Last Photo with this OTA)

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

20 x 600sec BW Fits

13 x 600sec RGB Fits

Taken 05/2013 - /06/2013 During Transit

Distance approx 25 Million Light Years

 


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