The Ring – M57

Messier 57 is a planetary nebula with all the consequences. It was formed about 7,000 years ago, when a dying red giant star expelled its shell of ionized gas to form the nebula. And this star then be... Read More

Active M106

Messier 106 is intermediate spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici. It was discovered by Pierre Mechain in 1791 and is located about 22 million light years from Earth. M106 is quite bright galaxy available f... Read More

Strange NGC6765

NGC6765 (PK 62+9.1) is small (apparent Jupiter size) and faint (about 13mag) planetary nebula in Lyra. There is not much more information available on this strange planetary nebula. Distance to the ne... Read More

Abell 61

Abell 61 is pretty faint and pretty ancient planetary nebula in Cygnus. It is located somewhere aroud 4,500 light years away and its age is estimated to 22,000 years. Central star apparent brightness ... Read More

Messier 100

Messier 100 is a spiral galaxy similar to our own Milky Way. It is located about 60 million light years away in constellation Virgo, and it is part of Vigo Cluster of Galaxies. M100 was discovered in ... Read More

Messier 3

It has been already two years since I imaged M3 last time. I made this image now just to check how new telescope behaves on such target type. Picture was made with Meade ACF 10″ telescope with A... Read More

Forsaken clusters

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Do you know any object in Canis Minor (Little Dog) constellation? Procyon star, of course! And deeps sky object? Hmm, not really… unless you mean NGC2394. This is small bunch of stars, probably ... Read More