Category Archives: Galaxy

M31

M31 (Andromeda Galaxy)
M31 (Andromeda Galaxy)

M31: Andromeda Galaxy

M31: The closest and the brightest spiral galaxy that can be seen from Korea. It is also naked-eye galaxy, which the spiral disk can be easily observed without any instrument.

2018-09-08 (KST, GMT+9:00), Hwacheon, Korea

  • CCD: QHYCCD QHY16200A (-20°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED (d=106mm, fl=530mm, f/5.0)
  • Filter: L, R, G, B
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD with Titan TCS, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • L: 300s * 7
    • R: 300s * 7
    • G: 300s * 7
    • B: 300s * 7
      (Total integration 140min)
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Small Magellanic Cloud

Small Magellanic Cloud with 47 Tuc
Small Magellanic Cloud with 47 Tuc – Annotated

Small Magellanic Cloud

Small Magellanic Cloud, one of the closest galaxy from the milky way, with 47 Tuc, one of the brightest globular cluster.

2018-01-21 (AWST, GMT+8:00), Badgingarra, Western Australia

  • CCD: QHYCCD QHY16200A (-20°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED F3RD (d=106mm, fl=320mm, f/3.0)
  • Filter: L, R, G, B, Ha
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD with Titan TCS, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • L: 300s * 7
    • R: 300s * 6
    • G: 300s * 5
    • B: 300s * 5
      (Total integration 115min)
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Large Magellanic Cloud

Large Magellanic Cloud
Large Magellanic Cloud: Annotated

Large Magellanic Cloud

Large Magellanic Cloud, LMC is one of the closest galaxy from the milky way.

2018-01-17 – 2018-01-19 (AWST, GMT+8:00), Paynes Find, Western Australia / Mount Magnet, Western Australia

  • CCD: QHYCCD QHY16200A (-20°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED F3RD (d=106mm, fl=320mm, f/3.0)
  • Filter: L, R, G, B, Ha
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD with Titan TCS, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • L: 300s * 9
    • R: 300s * 5
    • G: 300s * 5
    • B: 300s * 5
    • Ha: 300s * 5
      (Total integration 170min)
  • Processing: MaxIm DL 6, PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Bode & Cigar: M81, M82

Bode & Cigar: M81, M82

Bode’s galaxy: M81 (left) and Cigar galaxy: M82 (right)

2017-04-29, Hongcheon, Korea

  • CCD: SBIG STF-8300M (-20°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FS-60CB w/ Flattener (d=60mm, fl=374mm)
  • Filter: Baader L, R, G, B
  • Mount: iOptron CEM25P, QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • L: 300s * 11
    • R: 300s * 5
    • G: 300s * 5
    • B: 300s * 5
      (Total integration 7800s / 130min)
  • Processing: MaxIm DL 6, PixInsight, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017