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Galaxies

Small Magellanic Cloud

Small Magellanic Cloud

One of the farthest objects you can see with your bare eyes. Friendly extra-galactic neighbor, passing by. Together with its larger counterpart the LMC these galaxies dominate the lower half of the sky in southerly direction. Viewed from Tivoli Southern Guest Farm, they are (barely) […]

NGC 6744

NGC 6744

Deep in the southern sky lurks a Milky Way analog, seen from a distance. It's called NGC 6744. One of the nice things about using a short and fast refractor is the ability to capture a whole blob of the sky at once, while at […]

Andromeda Galaxy

Andromeda Galaxy

"Second light" image from my new observatory, with guiding and dew heating. Guiding Lodestar SX (borrowed from Bas - thank you!) WO-Guide scope 200mm F/4 INDI 1.2 on Linux/Debian PHD2 Imaging Dew heaters on guide scope and telescope, powered by lab supply Canon 6D, capturing […]

Sculptor Galaxy

Sculptor Galaxy

Just a few arcminutes over the border of Cetus lies one of the brightest galaxies of the southern sky, the Silver Dollar galaxy in Sculptor. With its declination of -25° it is still visible for most of the norther hemisphere, although for best observing it […]

Fornax Cluster

Fornax Cluster

As soon as dusk fell during my trip to Namibia in august '16 all attention would be on the majestic milky way, about to pass overhead. The combined light of billions of sun-like stars, shining overhead, lightens up the sky so brightly that it casts […]