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AL Herschel II. 400 objects project. 8" SCT using RT IMX224

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 03:39 PM

 Hi guys. I'm starting to observe AL Herschel II list with 400 objects. I'm gonna add observed images from this list one by one as I proceed further.

I'll try to use same equipment and Sharpcap 3.2 settings if possible. As a base for project it will be:

Telescope: Celestron CPC 800. 8" SCT operating with 2x0.63 FR at F3.6
Camera: RT IMX224 with IR/UV cut filter added.
Exposure: 25x32seconds
Observed in Sharpcap 3.2. Saved as viewed.
Bortle 3 skies. 

If specs above gonna change I'll mark that with every image posted below.

#1. NGC 7354 - planetary nebula in Cepheus. Exposure: 70x8s

 

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 04:15 PM

#2 NGC 7635 - Bubble Nebula in Cassiopeia.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 04:57 PM

#3.

NGC 7762 is a Open Cluster appearing in the constellation Cepheus. It is 2544 light years from our solar system.

NGC 7762's apparent size is approximately 4.0 arcminutes, corresponding to a physical diameter of 3 light years.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 04:59 PM

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NGC 1184 is a 13th magnitude Spiral Galaxy appearing in the constellation Cepheus. It is 125 million light years from our solar system.

NGC 1184 appears roughly 3.5 x 0.9 arcminutes in size, corresponding to a physical diameter of 125621 light years. It is a spiral galaxy of morphological type S0-a, and is receding at 2342 kilometers per second - about 0.8% of light speed.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 05:36 PM

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NGC 896 is a 10th magnitude Bright Nebula appearing in the constellation Cassiopeia.

NGC 896 appears roughly 27.0 x 13.0 arcminutes in size.

34x32s

 

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 02:55 PM

#6. 41x16s

NGC 6804 is 12th magnitude planetary nebula with a diameter of 30 arc seconds and a 14th magnitude central star. NGC 6804 is a fairly bright planetary, with a shaped somewhat like a comet.

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 09:53 AM

I am about to start on a similar projects, so I am finding this very interesting. I will be using a C8 with both FR6.3 & FR3.3 with a ZWO224 on an Sirius AZ-EQ using SharpCap. My goal is to see as many of the 1600 of the Herschel's that I can see from my yard. You are in significantly darker skies than I am. What brand of filter are you using?


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 03:05 PM

Hi Jeff. I'm using cheap Svbony filter at moment. Quality of it seems okay. Looking forward for your results on that huge list. Especially with FR 3.3.



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Posted 22 August 2018 - 03:08 PM

#7. 100x8s. Almost full Moon.

NGC 6772 is a 12th magnitude Planetary Nebula appearing in the constellation Aquila. It is 4333 light years from our solar system.

NGC 6772 appears roughly 1.2 x 0.9 arcminutes in size, corresponding to a physical diameter of 1 light years.

 

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 04:16 PM

#8. 26x32s

 

NGC 7457 is a 10th magnitude Elliptical Galaxy appearing in the constellation Pegasus. It is 46 million light years from our solar system.

NGC 7457 appears roughly 4.0 x 2.3 arcminutes in size, corresponding to a physical diameter of 53876 light years. It is an elliptical galaxy of morphological type E-S0, and is receding at 813 kilometers per second - about 0.3% of light speed.

 

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 04:32 PM

#9. 35x16s

 

NGC 7332 is a S0 peculiar galaxy and is paired with NGC 7339, which lies 5 arc minutes to the east. NGC 7332 has an elongated halo with a broad, prominent core and a bright, box-shaped nucleus.

 

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 04:52 PM

#10. 35x16s

 

NGC 7177 is a Sb spiral galaxy with a bright nucleus. It appears as a diffuse and elongated halo. Its nearly stellar nucleus appears about as bright as the 13th magnitude star lying 1 arc minute to to the south.

 

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 05:31 PM

#11 and #12. 30x32s

NGC 7463,  NGC 7465

This trio of faint galaxies is a degree northwest of 54 Pegasi NGC 7465, a barred spiral, is the brightest and most conspicuous of the three. NGC 7464 is an E1 peculiar galaxy. It is the smallest and faintest member of the group.

NGC 7463, a Sb spiral with a suspected bar, is at the northwest corner of the group. It is the largest of the three galaxies but rather faint.

 

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 06:20 PM

#13. 17x32s

 

NGC 7814 (also known as UGC 8 or Caldwell 43) is an edge-on spiral galaxy in Pegasus.

NGC 7814 is a good target for small telescopes. It is somewhat elongated and slightly brighter toward its center. It is sometimes referred to as the a miniature version of Messier 104, or "the little sombrero". The starfield in the distance behind NGC 7814 is known for its density of faint, remote galaxies.

At a distance of about 40 million light-years, the plane of the galaxy is somewhat warped at optical wavelengths. The slight deviation from truly edge-on makes the background dust lanes visible above the galactic halo.

 

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 02:36 PM

Fantastic!!!!

 

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 04:37 PM

#14       50x16s      Litlle adjusted FL - F4 now

NGC 6894 is a 12th magnitude Planetary Nebula appearing in the constellation Cygnus. It is 5390 light years from our solar system.

NGC 6894's apparent size is approximately 0.7 arcminutes, corresponding to a physical diameter of 1 light years.

 

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 05:06 PM

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25x32s F4

NGC 6857 is a 11th magnitude Bright Nebula appearing in the constellation Cygnus.

NGC 6857's apparent size is approximately 0.6 arcminutes.

 

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 03:11 PM

#16 and #17  

On the left: NGC 4291 is a 11th magnitude Elliptical Galaxy appearing in the constellation Draco. It is 105 million light years from our solar system.

NGC 4291 appears roughly 1.9 x 1.6 arcminutes in size, corresponding to a physical diameter of 59592 light years. It is an elliptical galaxy of morphological type E, and is receding at 1701 kilometers per second - about 0.6% of light speed.

On the right: NGC 4319 is a 12th magnitude Spiral Galaxy appearing in the constellation Draco. It is 83 million light years from our solar system.

NGC 4319 appears roughly 2.5 x 1.0 arcminutes in size, corresponding to a physical diameter of 58928 light years. It is a barred spiral galaxy of morphological type SBab, and is receding at 1443 kilometers per second - about 0.5% of light speed.

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 03:31 PM

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NGC 4133 is a 13th magnitude Spiral Galaxy appearing in the constellation Draco. It is 77 million light years from our solar system.

NGC 4133 appears roughly 1.7 x 1.1 arcminutes in size, corresponding to a physical diameter of 37239 light years. It is a spiral galaxy of morphological type SABb, and is receding at 1332 kilometers per second - about 0.4% of light speed.

 

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 03:50 PM

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NGC 4236 is a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Draco, with an apparent magnitude of 9.7.

NGC 4236 is a seldom-observed object among amateur astronomers. Having an apparent size of 18.6 arc minutes and a very low surface brightness, this galaxy is a challenging object.

NGC 4236 is a member of the M81 Group, a group of galaxies located at a distance of approximately 11.7 million light years from Earth. The group also contains the well-known spiral galaxy M 81 and its companion galaxy M 82. According to recent studies, NGC 4236 may also be the largest member of its own small group, also including UGC 6456 and DDO 165.

 

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 04:07 PM

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NGC 4250 is a 13th magnitude Spiral Galaxy appearing in the constellation Draco. It is 111 million light years from our solar system.

NGC 4250 appears roughly 1.9 x 0.9 arcminutes in size, corresponding to a physical diameter of 60286 light years. It is a spiral galaxy of morphological type S0-a, and is receding at 2039 kilometers per second - about 0.7% of light speed.

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 04:25 PM

#21 22x32s

NGC 3516 is a 11th magnitude Spiral Galaxy appearing in the constellation Ursa Major. It is 136 million light years from our solar system.

NGC 3516 appears roughly 1.9 x 1.6 arcminutes in size, corresponding to a physical diameter of 75805 light years. It is a spiral galaxy of morphological type S0, and is receding at 2599 kilometers per second - about 0.9% of light speed.

 

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 02:26 PM

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22x32s

 

NGC 7640 is a 11th magnitude Spiral Galaxy appearing in the constellation Andromeda. It is 28 million light years from our solar system.

NGC 7640 appears roughly 8.1 x 1.7 arcminutes in size, corresponding to a physical diameter of 65678 light years. It is a spiral galaxy of morphological type Sc, and is receding at 372 kilometers per second - about 0.1% of light speed.

 

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 03:52 PM

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30x32s

Bottom one. NGC 3065 is a 10th magnitude Spiral Galaxy appearing in the constellation Ursa Major. It is 108 million light years from our solar system.

NGC 3065 appears roughly 1.9 x 1.8 arcminutes in size, corresponding to a physical diameter of 58374 light years. It is a spiral galaxy of morphological type S0, and is receding at 1996 kilometers per second - about 0.7% of light speed.

 

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 04:14 PM

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22x32s

NGC 2366 is a 11th magnitude Irregular Galaxy appearing in the constellation Camelopardalis. It is 11 million light years from our solar system.

NGC 2366 appears roughly 4.4 x 1.4 arcminutes in size, corresponding to a physical diameter of 13593 light years. It is an irregular galaxy of morphological type IB, and it moving away from us at 99 kilometers per second.

 

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