The Needle Galaxy – NGC 4565 and Surroundings

The galaxy NGC 4565 in Coma Berenices, is the composition of 6 x 120 seconds in R channel + 6 x 120 seconds in B channel, the G channel has been synthesized with IRIS.

The images have been processed with IRIS and Lightroom CC, then I used Astrometrica for data reduction and APT to extract a source list. The result has been analyzed with Topcat, Aladin and CDS Portal website.

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M101 and Surroundings with ASTRA by Susy Ghia

Close look of the galaxy M101

The raw images have been shot by Susy Ghia with ASTRA remote telescope, a 90cm f/4.5 reflector with camera SBIG ST-8300M.

The processed image is the composition of 2 frames with exposition of 900 seconds per frame. I used IRIS for registration and stacking, then I used Lightroom CC to stretch the levels and make it more pleasant to look at. I did data reduction using Astrometrica and APT to extract a source list, then I analyzed the luminance frame using TOPCAT and Aladin.

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Galaxy NGC2403 and Surroundings

Photo taken with iTelescope.net T5 in New Mexico, a reflector 0.25m f/3.4 and camera CCD SBIG ST-10XME. It’s the composition of 3 images with exposition of 120 seconds per light frame.

As usual I processed the images with IRIS and Lightroom CC to make it prettier.
To analyze the photo I used Astrometrica for data calibration, than APT to extract an object list and with Aladin, TOPCATA and CDS Portal website I tried to find some interesting objects around the galaxy.

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