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  Messier 13 or M13 (also designated NGC 6205 and sometimes called the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules or the Hercules Globular Cluster) is a globular cluster of about 300,000 stars in the constellation of Hercules.     Telescope: TEC-140 Camera: QSI-583ws Exposure: Luminance: 19×300 and 10×600 R,G,B: 12×300 each Total: 5,4 hours

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This image of M51 was taken over a period of about 4 years. My first image ever taken was of this galaxy and recently I decided to shoot it again. All data from the last 4 years, taken with a C11, Skywatcher ED80, Robtics ED110 and TEC140 were combined to get this result. Further more …

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Imagery of M51 taken during the last two nights by myself (luminance) with a TEC-140 and imagery in RGB from beginning this month by Michael Van Doorn (www.dutchastrocolors.com) using his Hyperstar C11. Telescopes: TEC-140 / C11 hyperstar Camera’s: QSI583ws / SXVR-H18 Exposure time: 14h (70×10 min L, 120 min total RGB) The inverted image shows …

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This image is a combination of my own H-alpha imagery together with color information from the Digitized Sky Survey made by the Palomar telescope. The Poss-2 red and blue data is used for the color generation. This shows what result is possible if you combine professional and amateur data in one image. Version 2:  

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Recently I have been working on images of M78. I thought it was nice to show the process that is involved to show what I started with and how it ended. This way you can see how the first raw images look like. You would never expect something like this coming out of this… My …

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IC 405 (also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, SH 2-229, or Caldwell 31) is an emission/reflection nebula in the constellation Auriga, surrounding the bluish star AE Aurigae. It shines at magnitude +6.0. Its celestial coordinates are RA 05h 16.2m dec +34° 28′. It surrounds the irregular variable star AE Aurigae and is located near the emission …

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