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NGC 918

Dan Crowson
 

NGC 918 (UGC 1888, PGC 9236 and others) is an AGN galaxy located approximately 53 million light-years away in Aries. Our view is impacted by MBM 8, a cloud of IFN illuminated by our galaxy, approximately 650 light-years away. Several denser areas can also be found in the Planck Galactic Cold Clump (PGCC) catalog.

 

Luminance – 18x1800s – 540 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 6x600s – 60 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

720 minutes total exposure – 12 hours

 

Imaged on October 23rd, 24th and 25th, 2017 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90EDT at f/6.7 603mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/49290256103/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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NGC 7497

Dan Crowson
 

NGC 7497 (UGC 12392, PGC 70569 and others) is a somewhat edge on spiral galaxy located approximately 53 million light-years away in Pegasus. Our view is impacted by MBM 54, a cloud of IFN illuminated by our galaxy, approximately 900 light-years away. Several denser areas can also be found in the Planck Galactic Cold Clump (PGCC) catalog.

 

Luminance – 12x600s – 120 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

240 minutes total exposure – 4 hours

 

Imaged on September 28th, 2019 Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90EDT at f/6.7 603mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/49290720567/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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NGC 7769 + 7770 + 7771

Dan Crowson
 

NGC 7769 (UGC 12808, PGC 72615 and others) is a LINER-type AGN  spiral to the right of center.

 

NGC 7771 (UGC 12815, PGC 72638 and others) is the spiral to the left (east) of NGC 7769.

 

NGC 7770 (UGC 12813, PGC 72635 and others) is the elliptical below NGC 7771.

 

All of these are approximately 195 million light-years away in Pegasus.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged November 26th and December 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/49288488778/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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NGC 1744

Dan Crowson
 

NGC 1744 (ESO 486-5, PGC 16517 and other) is a low surface brightness spiral galaxy located approximately 32 million light-years away in Lepus.

 

Luminance – 12x600s – 120 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

240 minutes total exposure – 4 hours

 

Imaged on September 28th and 29th, 2019 Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90EDT at f/6.7 603mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/49276607027/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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M22 + NGC 6642

Dan Crowson
 

M22 (NGC 6656 and others) is a Shapley-Sawyer class VII (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shapley%E2%80%93Sawyer_Concentration_Class) globular cluster located approximately 10,600 light-years away in Sagittarius.

 

NGC 6642 (ESO 552-32 and others) is a small globular at the top right. It appears to be located approximately 26,400 light-years away.

 

Luminance – 12x600s – 120 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

240 minutes total exposure – 4 hours

 

Imaged on September 28th and 29th, 2019 Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90EDT at f/6.7 603mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/49275691391/sizes/l/


Dan

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Berkeley 13

Dan Crowson
 

Berkeley 13 is a trumpler (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trumpler_classification) class III 1 p open cluster located approximately 8,050 light-years away in Camelopadalis.

 

Luminance – 24x300s – binned 1x1 – 120 minutes

RGB – 8x180s – 24 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

182 minutes total exposure – 3 hours 2 minutes

 

Imaged October 20th and 21st, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/49274579433/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Berkeley 6

Dan Crowson
 

Berkeley 6 is a trumpler (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trumpler_classification) class II 2 p open cluster located approximately 7,500 light-years away in Cassiopeia.

 

Just above at to the right is a small cluster cataloged as S1. Could not find any other information on it.

 

Luminance – 24x300s – binned 1x1 – 120 minutes

RGB – 8x180s – 24 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

182 minutes total exposure – 3 hours 2 minutes

 

Imaged November 30th and December 1st, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/49266829263/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Re: vdB 44

Brian Ottum
 

Looks dusty as well as reflection.

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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] vdB 44

Hi all:

vdB 44 is a small reflection nebula in a dusty region about 1 degree west of NGC 1977 (Running Man) in Orion:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/vdB44-LRGB.jpg

LRGB, about 9.3 hours total exposure from Animas, NM

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vdB 44

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:

vdB 44 is a small reflection nebula in a dusty region about 1 degree west of NGC 1977 (Running Man) in Orion:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/vdB44-LRGB.jpg

LRGB, about 9.3 hours total exposure from Animas, NM

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Re: NGC 266

William McLaughlin
 

On Sun, Dec 22, 2019 at 06:46 AM, Dan Crowson wrote:
My local (near St. Louis) club members picked up three of the piers in the same building. While I think the building operations are still being finalized, the two piers with equipment are imaging as of a week or so ago. The guy on the third one will be going down in a couple weeks. You should be close.

Sure hope so, our system is shorter focal length and spring is not target-rich for those objects.....

 
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Re: NGC 266

Dan Crowson
 

My local (near St. Louis) club members picked up three of the piers in the same building. While I think the building operations are still being finalized, the two piers with equipment are imaging as of a week or so ago. The guy on the third one will be going down in a couple weeks. You should be close.


Dan

 

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of William McLaughlin
Sent: Sunday, December 22, 2019 8:41 AM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 266

 

Looks great!  Still waiting for them to set up our system but this year is sadly looking unlikely at this point. :(

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Re: NGC 266

William McLaughlin
 

Looks great!  Still waiting for them to set up our system but this year is sadly looking unlikely at this point. :(

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B 34

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:

Barnard (B) 34 is a small dark nebula in Auriga, a little under 2 degrees west of M37.  Unlike many of the Barnard dark nebulae that obscure the stars, this one is more like a thin veil over the background stars:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/b34-LRGB.jpg

LRGB, 6 hours total exposure

A great resource for those interested in Barnard's catalog can be found here:
https://exhibit-archive.library.gatech.edu/barnard/


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Re: NGC 266

Gregg Ruppel
 

Excellent...like the faint fuzzies scattered in the background.  Thanks for sharing it.
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On 12/21/2019 2:31 PM, Dan Crowson wrote:

NGC 266 (PGC 2901, UGC 508 and others) is a LINER-type AGN barred spiral located approximately 221 million light-years away in Pisces.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged December 18th and 19th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/49255272327/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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NGC 266

Dan Crowson
 

NGC 266 (PGC 2901, UGC 508 and others) is a LINER-type AGN barred spiral located approximately 221 million light-years away in Pisces.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged December 18th and 19th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/49255272327/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Re: NGC 1514

Joe Ziha
 

Great image!  Really liked the comparison!

Joe


On Dec 21, 2019, at 11:38 AM, Dan Crowson <dcrowson@...> wrote:



NGC 1514 (PK 165-15 1 and many others) is a large planetary nebula located approximately 1,500 light-years away in Taurus. The background of the image contains a lot of dust designated in the Planck Galactic Cold Clump (PGCC) catalog. A wider view showing a lot more dust can be seen in Gregg Ruppel’s recent image here - http://www.greggsastronomy.com/ngc1514.html.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged December 19th and 20th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/49254295992/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Re: NGC 1514

Landon Boehm
 

That's awesome!


On Sat, Dec 21, 2019, 11:38 AM Dan Crowson <dcrowson@...> wrote:

NGC 1514 (PK 165-15 1 and many others) is a large planetary nebula located approximately 1,500 light-years away in Taurus. The background of the image contains a lot of dust designated in the Planck Galactic Cold Clump (PGCC) catalog. A wider view showing a lot more dust can be seen in Gregg Ruppel’s recent image here - http://www.greggsastronomy.com/ngc1514.html.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged December 19th and 20th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/49254295992/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Re: NGC 1514

Gregg Ruppel
 

Great resolution Dan.  Nice to compare the two views - even the diffraction spikes are close.  :-)  Thanks for sharing yours.
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On 12/21/2019 10:38 AM, Dan Crowson wrote:

NGC 1514 (PK 165-15 1 and many others) is a large planetary nebula located approximately 1,500 light-years away in Taurus. The background of the image contains a lot of dust designated in the Planck Galactic Cold Clump (PGCC) catalog. A wider view showing a lot more dust can be seen in Gregg Ruppel’s recent image here - http://www.greggsastronomy.com/ngc1514.html.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged December 19th and 20th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/49254295992/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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NGC 1514

Dan Crowson
 

NGC 1514 (PK 165-15 1 and many others) is a large planetary nebula located approximately 1,500 light-years away in Taurus. The background of the image contains a lot of dust designated in the Planck Galactic Cold Clump (PGCC) catalog. A wider view showing a lot more dust can be seen in Gregg Ruppel’s recent image here - http://www.greggsastronomy.com/ngc1514.html.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged December 19th and 20th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/49254295992/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Re: NGC 1514

Brian Ottum
 

Great shot, great color, like the galactic cirrus.

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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 1514

Hi all:

NGC 1514 is a bright planetary nebula in Perseus:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc1514-LRGB.jpg

1.3X crop:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc1514-LRGBcrop.jpg

LRGB, 5.7 hours total exposure

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