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…


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…


NGC2158 remote and old open cluster

NGC2158 is the symbol that may ring some bells for most of astronomy amateurs, but probably not many of them can immediately say what it is. If you…


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…


IC4954 and Roslund 4

There are many places in the space where new stars are born. Reflection nebulae IC4954 (near center) and 4955 (lower left) is one of them. These…


NGC7086 open cluster

NGC7086 open cluster in Cygnus

Despite the fact, that NGC7086 is an open cluster in frequently visited and popular part in the sky, it is not often imaged. NGC7086 lies about…


Barnards 8-13 at the border

This is not quite often imaged area of the sky. It lies at the border of Perseus and Camelopardalis (Giraffe) constellations. This place is mostly…