The Trapezium star cluster in the Orion Nebula, M42.
Galaxy NGC 1512 and companion.
NGC 6384, a Spiral Galaxy in Ophiucus
M104, the Sombrero – an attractive target for amateur astronomers; an edge-on spiral galaxy with an emphatic dark dust lane
A Supernova in Galaxy NGC 4647
Crescent Moon in the Sunset
The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, M83
A fine barred spiral galaxy in Fornax
The Small Magellanic Cloud, NGC 292
NGC 346 and more in the Small Magellanic Cloud
98 million light years away.
Twelve million light years away.
A galaxy with a very prominent symmetrical dust ring, seen about 6° from edge-on.
Designation: NGC 1433 in constellation of Horologium. Visual magnitude: +10 Apparent size: 6.2 x 3.0 arc-minutes. Diameter: 49,000 light years. Distance: 27 … More
Designation: NGC 5128, Caldwell 77; in Centaurus. Visual magnitude: +6.6 Apparent size: 26 x 20 arc-minutes. Diameter: 90,300 light years. … More
Object Details: Designation: NGC 1365 Constellation: Fornax Visual magnitude: +9.6 … More
Object Details: Designation: NGC 7793 Constellation: Sculptor Visual magnitude: +9.2 Apparent size: 10.4′ x 6.0′ Diameter: 37,000 light … More
Object Details: Designation: NGC 346 Constellation: Tucana Visual magnitude: +10.3 Apparent size: 14′ x 11′ Diameter: 1149 light years. Distance: 200,000 light years A … More
Object Details: Designation: Messier 33, NGC 598 Constellation: Triangulum Visual magnitude: +5.8 … More
Object Details: Designation: NGC 7793 Constellation: Sculptor … More
A 46 minute exposure of the Andromeda galaxy, M31 – my first serious attempt to image this wonderful neighbour of … More
The “Sculptor Galaxy” NGC 253, also known as the “Silver Coin Galaxy”, is a bright local spiral galaxy, smaller than … More
A bright but fuzzy local spiral galaxy, which at +8 magniude is well within the reach of small amateur telescopes … More
Imagine yourself leaving Earth on a spaceship travelling at the speed of light. Yes, yes, I know it’s not possible … More
What’s so special about this galaxy? Well, it’s the longest exposure I’ve ever taken (over two hours) but that’s not … More
I’ve been a little more fortunate with the weather this lunar cycle, having managed two field nights with MAS and … More
Back in the day, before the inter-web thingy came along, I would buy astronomy magazines every month and gaze with … More
I devoted my most recent observing night with Macarthur Astronomical Society to galaxies. We were fortunate with the weather for … More
The LMC is a nearby small galaxy, 160,000 light years away. This negative image in black and white shows the Western … More
This is a face-on barred spiral galaxy in Fornax with a bright central core, 48 million light years from Earth. … More
NGC 5128 is a galaxy bisected by a prominent dust lane. It is a radio emission galaxy with an active … More
This image shows detail in a very small part of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small satellite galaxy visible … More
The Fornax A galaxy – a huge bright lenticular galaxy (intermediate between a spiral and an elliptical) and also a … More
The Small Magellanic Cloud, a small galaxy which orbits the Milky Way. Because it is so close, it appears quite … More
This is M33, a neighbouring spiral galaxy which is the third largest in our Local Group and only slightly further … More
This is a large barred tenth magnitude spiral galaxy, with a bright 50″ diameter core bisected by a dark dust … More
Located in the outskirts of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), the Tarantula Nebula is a massive object, visible in binoculars. … More
Also known as the Sculptor Galaxy, NGC 253. A member of the Sculptor Group, it is slightly smaller than the … More
A nice edge-on barred spiral galaxy in the constellation of Sculptor, somewhat smaller than our own Milky Way. NGC 55 … More
NGC 6822, Barnards Galaxy, is a dwarf galaxy in Sagittarius. It is classified as an “Irregular” type and it is … More