Galaxies, galaxies, galaxies...

Galaxy Messier 49 is the most luminous object in the Virgo Galaxy Cluster - its apparent brightness is 8.4mag. It is placed about 56 mln light years…


Comet C/2012 K1 meets galaxy

Of course just apparently. Over the night of May 20th comet C/2012K1 PANSTARRS has been moving on the sky nearby NGC3726 galaxy. The galaxy is medium…


Supernova SN2014bc in M106 galaxy

Today no bells and whistles, but hardly identified supernova in quite popular galaxy M106. The galaxy itself has been pictured by me some time ago (…


Remote worlds in the Markarian's Chain background

Here we have: Markarian's Chain of galaxies. Starting from top left we have two small galaxies NGC4458 and 4461, then Eyes Galaxies NGC4438-4435, and…


Spring is coming

And when there is a spring there is a time fo galaxy hunting. Messier 96 (left) is spiral galaxy placed about 38 million light years away. It…


Great Bear fuzzies

Great Bear constellation is well known undeer the northern hemisphere. This large constellation lies far away from the Milky Way plane, so there…


Retro Seven Sisters

The Pleiades or Seven Sisters is an open star cluster located in constellation Taurus. Contains middle aged (about 100 million years old), hot, blue…


Bode's Galaxy for coma test

There is a great supernova exploding in the M82 galaxy, but very close to M82 there is M81 Bode's Galaxy. Last night when I shot supernova SN2014J I…


Coin throw contest part I - galaxies

One may wonder how large are the objects presented in the blog. Actually they are huge - hard to imagine their actual size, but many people are also…


Island universe*

NGC891 galaxy looks as we think Milky Way would look like when viewed edge-on. In fact both galaxies are considered very similar in terms of…


Triangulum treasures

In the constellation Triangulum not much fancy objects there are... One spectacular is the M33 spiral galaxy - also calle Triangulum Galaxy, not…


Andromeda by the way

Andromeda Galaxy (aka M31 or NGC224) is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light years away from Earth. It is the nearest spiral galaxy to our…