Messier 63 spiral galaxy crop

Messier 63 Sunflower galaxy

Messier 63 Sunflower galaxy is somehow iconic object. Once you saw it, you probably will not forget it. It is a spiral galaxy with no central bar…


Messier 98 crop

Messier 98

Messier 98 is nice, almost edge-on (74 degrees inclination) galaxy located about 44 million light years away. It is a member of Virgo Cluster, but…


Messier 85 and NGC4394

Messier 85 (NGC4382) is a quite bright and easy target both for visual and photographic observations. It can be spotted with binoculars, and is an…


NGC5033 spiral galaxy

NGC5033 is not in the primary or even secondary list of astrophotography targets. This spiral galaxy lies about 40 million light years away and can…


NGC3718 and Hickson 56 in Ursa Major

This object was on my astroimaging target list since I remember. I am perfectly aware that imaging galaxies under suburban sky is pretty demanding…


Arp 319 Stephan's Quintet

Stephan's Quintet

There are many galaxies in the Universe, and sometimes two of them will come close enough to start interact between them. But it may be more than…


M82 Cigar Galaxy

I already imaged M82 together with M81, and also recorded SN2014J supernova in this galaxy, but Messier 82 (also known as Cigar Galaxy) itself has…


Messier 51 Whirlpool AD2019

I have already imaged M51 galaxy several times. I think it is actually my most often imaged galaxy (though it may be M82 as well :) ) But it is no…


Distant clusters around M82

M82 Cigar Galaxy is well object known to astronomy amateurs. If you are visual observer, then you most probably have already seen it. If you are…


NGC2903 barred spiral galaxy (UPDATE)

NGC2903 is located about 30 million light years away. Though it is spring time object it was discovered on November 16, 1784, by (no surprise here)…


M85 and NGC4394

M85 and NGC4394 galaxies are a nice pair, apparently close to each other, but quite far away in real. Messier 85 (larger, to the right) is a…


M74 Phantom Galaxy

M74 Phantom galaxy is located in constellation of Pisces. Distance to this grand design spiral galaxy is 32 million light years. There are about 100…