Pinwheel Galaxy – M101

This is the Pinwheel Galaxy, M101, in a wide-ish field LRGB composite. Usually one would image this beauty at a slightly larger focal length, but this wider field puts the galaxy into a nice context. M101 is a large galaxy, quite comparable to the Milky Way. With a diameter of 170,000 light-years it is about […]

M106 & Many Friends

This is a HaLRGB composite of M106 with its companion NGC4217 and many small neighbours. Have a look at the full-size image to discover all the tiny galaxies in this field. The image is composed of 25 x 900 sec luminance, 16 x 600 sec RGB, and 19×1800 sec Ha exposures taken at the Deep […]

Andromeda Galaxy – M31

The Andromeda Galaxy M31 a truly magnificent sight. It is the sister of our own galaxy and the closest major galaxy. Our Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Triangulum Galaxy M33 are members of the Local Group. M31 contains about 1 trillion stars, twice as many as our home galaxy. It’s not only one of […]

Triangulum Galaxy – M33

The Triangulum Galaxy (M33, NGC598) the third largest member of the local group, with its larger sisters the Andromeda Galaxy and our Milky Way. It consists of 40 billion stars, really small compared to the 400 billion of the Milky Way and the 1 trillion of the Andromeda Galaxy. This in an LRGB image of […]