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Patrick.jpg457 viewsMartin
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IC2220_2Mb.jpgIC2220464 viewsIC2220 is also known as The butterfly nebula and the Toby jug nebula.Martin
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Kens_den.jpg477 viewsKen's den.Martin
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Venus_3sec_freehand.jpg562 viewsVenusMartin
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Big_Dave.jpg485 viewsMartin
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snake-nebula.jpgSnake nebula.584 viewsThe Snake Nebula (also known as Barnard 72) is a dark nebula in the Ophiuchus constellation. It is a small but readily apparent S-shaped dust lane that snakes out in front of the Milky Way star clouds from the north-north-west edge of the bowl of the Pipe Nebula. Its thickness runs between 2′ and 3′ and runs around 6′ in the north-west / south-east orientation. A good view in a 4" to 6" telescope requires clear dark skies.

It is part of the much larger Dark Horse Nebula.
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M45.jpg
M45.jpgM45.606 viewsIn astronomy, the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters (Messier object 45), is an open star cluster containing middle-aged hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the nearest star clusters to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky. Pleiades has several meanings in different cultures and traditions.

The cluster is dominated by hot blue and extremely luminous stars that have formed within the last 100 million years. Dust that forms a faint reflection nebulosity around the brightest stars was thought at first to be left over from the formation of the cluster (hence the alternate name Maia Nebula after the star Maia), but is now known to be an unrelated dust cloud in the interstellar medium that the stars are currently passing through. Astronomers estimate that the cluster will survive for about another 250 million years, after which it will disperse due to gravitational interactions with its galactic neighborhood.
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Eta_Carina.jpgEta Carinae584 viewstest image with OAG.Martin

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rosette_done_ha2Mb.jpgRosetta in HA.565 viewsStill lots of noise in the surroundings so will need more exposures.MartinDec 28, 2014
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Eta_Carinae_done_ha2Mb.jpgEta Carinae with the EQ8 mount.872 viewsMartinDec 28, 2014
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Eta_Carina.jpgEta Carinae584 viewstest image with OAG.MartinFeb 12, 2014
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Lagoondone2Mb.jpgLagoon nebula740 viewsDone with the ED100 and Hutech FR/FF.MartinMay 15, 2013
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triffid_done2MB.jpgTriffid nebula789 viewsDone with the ED100 and Hutech FR/FF.MartinMay 15, 2013
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testing.jpgtestimage1028 views2X30Seconds at ISO1600MartinMay 12, 2012
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Sombrerocropdone.jpgSombrero galaxy1612 viewsThe Sombrero Galaxy (also known as M104 or NGC 4594) is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo located 28 million light years from Earth. It has a bright nucleus, an unusually large central bulge, and a prominent dust lane in its inclined disk. The dark dust lane and the bulge give this galaxy the appearance of a sombrero. Astronomers initially thought that the halo was small and light, indicative of a spiral galaxy. But Spitzer found that halo around the Sombrero Galaxy is larger and more massive than previously thought, indicative of a giant elliptical galaxy. [5] The galaxy has an apparent magnitude of +9.0, making it easily visible with amateur telescopes. The large bulge, the central supermassive black hole, and the dust lane all attract the attention of professional astronomers.MartinMay 11, 2012
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NGC4945.jpgNGC4945.1133 viewsNGC4945 with the Supernova.MartinApr 11, 2012