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Messier 16 (The Eagle Nebula)

M16 also known as The Eagle Nebula, is a beautiful emission nebula and star cluster in the constellation of Serpens. This is an active star forming region.

I acquired this image over two nights totally 44 frames at 300 seconds.

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Posted on 23 Jul 2020 by rupeshjoy143

IC 5146 (The Cocoon Nebula)

IC5146 also known as The Cocoon Nebula is a reflection/emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus. This an active star-forming region.

There is also a dark nebula B168 that surrounds the cluster.

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Posted on 16 Jul 2020 by rupeshjoy143

Messier 27 (The Dumbbell Nebula)

M27 also known as the Dumbbell Nebula is a bright planetary nebula about 1227 light-years away.

This is a very short exposure as my observing time was cut short by sprinklers at my apartment complex

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Posted on 14 Jul 2020 by rupeshjoy143

NGC 7635 (The Bubble Nebula)

NGC7635 also known as the Bubble Nebula is an emission nebula in Cassiopeia. This Bubble is a result of very fast stellar winds from a massive star in the middle.

I took this picture a few days ago. It was almost a full moon at 97% and I used an Optolong L-eNhance 2" filter to counter light pollution and the moon.

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Posted on 09 Jul 2020 by rupeshjoy143

NGC 7023 (The Iris Nebula)

This is one of my favorite nebula, NGC7023 the Iris Nebula. This is 15 frames at 300 seconds each.

I also used an Optolong L-Pro filter during this image to cut down on light pollution.

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Posted on 08 Jul 2020 by rupeshjoy143

NGC 6888 (The Crescent Nebula)

NGC6888 also known as The Crescent Nebula. However, I like to call it the Horseshoe Crab Nebula. This is 50 exposures over two nights. This is an incredibly faint object and I underestimated how much time I would need.

I need to work on the processing. If you zoom in, you can see how my star mask affects the final image.

I also used an Optolong L-Pro filter during this image to cut down on the light pollution.

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Posted on 02 Jul 2020 by rupeshjoy143

Messier 13 (The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules)

M13 or the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules is a large globular cluster in Hercules. There aren't exact numbers on how many stars there are in this cluter, but estimates show that there are several hundred thousand to a million stars in this small region

I took this picture in June 2020. It was a half-moon and I used an Optolong L-Pro 2" filter to cut through the light pollution.

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Posted on 25 Jun 2020 by rupeshjoy143

NGC 6960 (Veil Nebula or The Witch's Broom)

NGC6960 or commonly known as the Veil Nebula or The Witch's Broom is a very large supernova remnant in the Cygnus constellation. The wispy filaments are from the explosion of a star that is 20 times the size of our Sun.

I took this picture on June 06, 2020. It was almost a full moon and I used an Optolong l-eNhance 2" filter to cut through the light.

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Posted on 09 Jun 2020 by rupeshjoy143

Messier 45 (The Pleiades Cluster)

M45 (The Pleiades Cluster) is one of the prettiest things to view at during the fall/winter skies. It looks amazing through a telescope. The blue nebulosity around the stars can be seen in the image.

I took captured this in 2015. I wish I had more data with this image. I'm going to try to take this picture again when I have a chance.

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Posted on 25 Apr 2020 by rupeshjoy143

Messier 31 (Andromeda Galaxy)

M31 (Andromeda Galaxy) is the galaxy closest to us. This is a very bright object which can be observed with our naked eye.

I took this image of M31 in 2014. The target is not in focus, I have since gotten a Bahtinov mask to avoid future issues. Even this blurry images is a lot better than my previous attempt where I have star trails.

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Posted on 15 Apr 2020 by rupeshjoy143

Messier 8 (The Lagoon Nebula)

M8 commonly known as the Lagoon Nebula is an emission nebula in the constellation of Sagittarius

I took this image of M8 in 2014. This is the first astro image I took successfully using an Orion ST80mm telescope unguided using an Orion Atlas EQ-G mount.

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Posted on 06 Apr 2020 by rupeshjoy143