Andromeda by ErnstGamauf

The Andromeda Galaxy (also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, is a spiral galaxy approximately 780 kiloparsecs (2.5 million light-years) from Earth. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way and was often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts. It received its name from the area of the sky in which it appears, the constellation of Andromeda, which was named after the mythological princess Andromeda. Being approximately 220,000 light years across, it is the largest galaxy of the Local Group, which also contains the Milky Way, the Triangulum Galaxy, and about 44 other smaller galaxies.

22 shots taken with the Nikon D810a and the awesome Nikkor 300mm f/2.8. Astro processing with the famous Austrian expert Thomas Henne.

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Omega Nebula in Sagittarius ( Messier 17 , NGC 6618 ) – by Mike O’Day ( ) by MikeODay

Omega Nebula in Sagittarius ( Messier 17, NGC 6618 ).
by Mike O’Day ( )

Visible to the naked eye the Omega Nebula (also known as the Swan, Horseshoe or Lobster Nebula) M17 is in the Milkyway and is aound 4200 light years distance from Earth



RA 18h 22m, Dec -16deg 10′.
Skywatcher Quattro 10″ f4 Newtonian.
Skywatcher AZ Eq6 GT Mount
Orion Short Tube 80mm guide scope & auto guider – PHD2.
Baader MPCC Mark 3 Coma Corrector, UHC-S ‘Nebula’ filter.
Nikon D5300 (unmodified).
Field of view (deg) ~ 1.35 x 0.90.
37 x 100 sec ISO800.
Pixinsight & Photoshop
14 August 2015

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