astro photography

  1. Slagrim

    M 64 Black Eye Galaxy

    Messier 64 is known for the spectacular large dark band of dust in front of its bright central region. M 64 has two counter-rotating disks roughly equal in mass, possibly as a result of a merger with a smaller satellite galaxy in a retrograde orbit or of ongoing accretion of gas clouds from the...
  2. Slagrim

    The Magnificent Galaxy M82 in Ursa Major Constellation

    M 82’s long cigar shape resembles an edgewise spiral galaxy, and better photographic techniques reveal fountains of material thrown violently upward and downward from its flat central plane. A few hundred million years ago, last close encounter with M 81 stirred up M82 and roiled its gases...
  3. amyandmark3

    Crappy photo of the Devil Comet

    I know nothing about shooting comets. But, inspired by one of Alyn Wallace's (RIP) last videos, I decided to give it a go this past Thursday evening. I attached my EF 100mm L macro lens to my R7 and headed for a lesser polluted skies. I used that lens because it's the only one I own in that...
  4. Terry McDaniel


    Trying to photograph Pons-Brooks, got a faint image of the comet and two accidental meteors. I also saw a super bright meteor, but didn’t have the shutter open for it.
  5. Slagrim

    M 106 Galaxy

    The M106 galaxy, also known as NGC 4258, is an intermediate spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici. The galaxy features a unique combination of spiral arms and a compact central region, with a supermassive black hole at its core. One of the most intriguing aspects of M106 is...
  6. Jeff USN Photog 72-76

    Galaxy thread - Post your deep sky images of galaxies

    M51 the Whirlpool Galaxy. Taken using a remote observatory for imaging. Processed in Pixinsight and Lightroom.
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