“Final” Messier 61 & Supernova SN2020jfo

I wasn’t happy with the clarity & sharpness of the Messier 61 I took a few days ago, so I spent a few hours more trying to get nice round stars. This time, I was happy with the results! With improved tracking & a bit more time spent with the focuser (which is still giving […]

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 […]