Birthday Triplet

The frame below is built around galaxy triplet in Leo. There are actually a few galaxy triplets in Leo, the brightest galaxy in this one is M105…


Draco dwarf galaxy

Draco Dwarf is a spheroidal galaxy discovered in 1954 on photographic plates of Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS). It is a part of Local Group of…


Young and old clusters. And carbon star.

Messier 38 - that is the name of open star cluster in the Auriga constellation. Together with nearby M36 and M37 they are grouped at a distance…


Hercules globule analyzed

Messier 13 - this is the name of the brightest globular cluster visible in northern hemisphere in constellation Hercules, that is also called…


Hunting Dogs fuzzies

NGC5033 (lower) and NGC5005 are two galaxies that weakly influence each other gravitionally. The spiral arms of NGC5033 are warped and this is…


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…


C/2012 K1 PANSTARRS

Do you think it means anything? :) Well yes, that is the way astronomers calls comets. First letter indicates if comet is periodic (P) or not (C).…


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…


The Owl, The Far and The Ugly

Owl Nebula is approximately 8000 years old. The central star of the nebula has brightness about 14 magnitude and mass about 55% solar mass, but is…


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…