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Messier 108 – Surfboard Galaxy

Messier 108, also known as the Surfboard Galaxy, is a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Ursa Major. It reaches its annual culmination at astronomical midnight around March 8th.

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Astrophotography Galaxy Planetary Nebula

Astrophoto: Surfboard-Galaxy and Owl Nebula – 03/24

Galaxy season has begun. This year, I’m kicking it off with the Surfboard Galaxy and the Baader Travel Companion.

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Astrophotography Open Cluster

Astrophoto: Beehive Cluster – Messier 44 – 03/24

Fresh photons for a classic! Messier 44 photographed this year with my Baader Travel Companion 95/580 Apo.

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Deep Sky Object Open Cluster

Messier 37

M37 is an open cluster in the constellation Auriga, reaching its annual culmination at astronomical midnight around December 20th.

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Deep Sky Object Open Cluster

Messier 34

M34 is an open cluster in Perseus, reaching its annual culmination at astronomical midnight around November 5th.

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Deep Sky Object Supernova

Messier 1 – Crab Nebula

Messier 1, the Crab Nebula, is a supernova remnant located in the constellation Taurus, representing the remnants of a historic supernova explosion observed in 1054 AD. M1 reaches its annual culmination at astronomical midnight around December 16th.

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Deep Sky Object Open Cluster

Caldwell 14

Caldwell 14, also known as the Double Cluster, is a stunning pair of open star clusters located in the constellation Perseus, appearing as two adjacent patches of light in the night sky and reaches its annual culmination at astronomical midnight around November 1st.

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Deep Sky Object Open Cluster

Messier 103

Messier 103, a young open star cluster located in the constellation Cassiopeia, approximately 8,000 light-years away, encompasses a group of about 40 blue and white stars, reaching its annual culmination around astronomical midnight around October 19th.

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Deep Sky Object Galaxy

Messier 105

Messier 105, located in the constellation Leo, is an elliptical galaxy approximately 32 million light-years away, notable for its smooth appearance and central supermassive black hole. M105 reaches its annual culmination at astronomical midnight around March 1st.

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Deep Sky Object Galaxy

Messier 96

Messier 96, located in the constellation Leo, is a spiral galaxy approximately 31 million light-years away and reaches its annual culmination at astronomical midnight around March 1st.

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