Contact information

Skywarden,
Ursa Astronomical Association
Kopernikuksentie 1
00130 Helsinki
taivaanvahti(at)ursa.fi

Ursa Astronomical Association

M96 joukko - 19.1.2015 at 03.00 Oulu Observation number 33239

Visibility II / V

Jaakko Asikainen, Oulun Arktos

The picture shows three Messiers, M95, M96 and M105. You can see from the annotated image that the area is reasonably rich in galaxies anyway.


More information: http://www.astrobin.com/151274/B/



More similar observations
Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • M96 joukko
    • Heikosti näkyvä
  • Constellation
    • Leo
  • Field of view
  • 2 degrees
  • Darkness
    • Bad
  • Seeing
    • Average
  • Galaxies
    • Galaxy cluster info

      In a galaxy cluster there are tens or hundreds of galaxies. Typically a moderate big instrument is needed to see galaxy clusters.

       

      The galaxy cluster Hickson 44 in Leo in composed of four galaxies. Image Timo Inkinen.

    • Elliptic galaxy info

      Elliptic galaxy is an oval or roundish shaped distant stellar system, which have no spiral arms. These galaxies look as fuzzy spots with telescopes.

       

      The elliptic galaxy Centaurus A aka NGC 5128 in the middle of image is splitted by a dust lane. Image Toni Veikkolainen.

    • Spiral galaxy info

      Spiral galaxy is a stellar system where there are outwards arched spiral arms from roundish (spiral galaxies) or bar-shaped (barred spiral galaxies) central condensation.

      The apparent shape of spiral galaxied depends on out observation direction. From above they are quite round. From the side they lens-shaped with a bulge in the middle.

      Generally a rather large instrument, good weather conditions and observational expereince are needed to see spiral arms. Usually spiral galaxies look like a fuzzy spots.

      Spiral galaxy M33 in Triangulum. Image Tero Turunen.

       

      Andromeda Galaxy M31. There are also galaxies M110 (upper right corner) and M32 (lower left corner) in this image. Image Pekka Peura.

      M101 aka Pinwheel Galaxy in Ursa Major. Image Samuli Vuorinen.

       

      Spiral galaxy IC 342 aka Hidden Galaxy in Camelopardalis. Image Timo Inkinen.

      A sketch of spiral galaxy NGC 7331 in Pegasus. Image Juha Ojanperä.

Technical information

420/70mm apo, QHY9m, EQ6, Baader's 2" filters. 10x5min + 5x2min colors.

Send a comment

Comments are checked and moderated before publication If you want to contact the observer directly about possibilities to use these images, use the Media -form.

*

*

*
characters left

By sending in this comment I confirm, that I've read and understood the the observation system's privacy policy.