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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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Deep Sky Object Galaxy

Messier 95

Messier 95 is an impressive barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Leo, located approximately 33 million light-years from Earth; M95 reaches its annual culmination at astronomical midnight around February 29th.

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Astrophotography Open Cluster

Astrophoto: Messier 37 – 01/24

A latecomer of the last starry nights in January. The beautiful open star cluster Messier 37. The full frame at 1800mm focal length looks very nice to me here.

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Astrophotography Open Cluster

Astrophoto: Caldwell 14 – 01/24

The first photo with a full-frame sensor on my VIXEN VC200L. The Double Cluster Caldwell 14.

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Astrophotography Supernova

Astrophoto: Crab Nebula – Messier 1 – 01/24

In the year 1054, visible even during the day as a supernova, the remnant known as the Crab Nebula is now expanding visibly.

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Astrophotography Open Cluster

Astrophoto: Messier 34 – 01/24

On the second consecutive clear night, the star cluster M34 was my companion until my main object of the week rose high enough above the horizon.

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Astrophotography Open Cluster

Astrophoto: Messier 103 – 01/24

After months without clear skies, finally some fresh starry material. My first image with the #Vixen #VISAC #VC200L in a long time.

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