Earth-shine on the Moon

I totally understand famous astronomer/astrophotographer/Australian Dylan O’Donnell’s distaste for the Moon. Because my camera is a “one-shot-color” type and I don’t use filters in my astrophotography, the Moon blows out most dark objects when it’s shining. Even when the moon is in it’s first quarter, the night is noticeably brighter. Normally, these nights photographing the […]

NGC3628: The Hamburger Galaxy

Capture Details Frames: 25×120″Integration: 0.8 hoursAvg. Moon age: 1.26 daysAvg. Moon phase: 1.79% Astrometry.net job: 3454297RA center: 11h 20′ 3″DEC center: +13° 33′ 57″Pixel scale: 0.718 arcsec/pixelOrientation: 23.991 degreesField radius: 0.492 degrees Full capture details on Astrobin Other Photos of Galaxies in the Constellation Leo Learn more about NGC 3628 Hamburger Galaxy on Wikipedia

Markarian’s Eyes: NGC 4435 & 4438

Every time I see these objects, I have an uncontrollable urge to sing “These Eyes” by the Guess Who. I blame 12 years of working in classic rock radio… NGC 4435 & NGC 4438 are two interacting galaxies in the Virgo Cluster, collectively known as “The Eyes” Galaxies. They’re also near the center of the […]