M106 wide field of galaxies with IFN, detail

M106 wide field of galaxies with IFN, detail

Messier 106 is an intermediate spiral galaxy that can be found in the Canes Venatici constellation, some 20 light-years away from our Milky Way. Rarely spotted before, the M106 group of galaxies is surrounded by a faint IFN (Integrated Flux Nebula) that may be part of...
M106 wide field of galaxies with IFN

M106 wide field of galaxies with IFN

Messier 106 is an intermediate spiral galaxy that can be found in the Canes Venatici constellation, some 20 light-years away from our Milky Way. Rarely spotted before, the M106 group of galaxies is surrounded by a faint IFN (Integrated Flux Nebula) that may be part of...
Integrated Flux Nebula around M81 and M82

Integrated Flux Nebula around M81 and M82

The Bode’s Galaxy (M81) and the Cigar Galaxy (M82) lay some 12 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of the Great Bear (Ursa Major). M81, a grand design spiral galaxy, is gravitationally interacting with M82, a large galaxy with a filamentary...
Leo Triplet with tidal tail

Leo Triplet with tidal tail

The Leo Triplet, also called the M66 Group, is a small group of spiral galaxies located in the Leo constellation at approximately 35 million light-years. It’s composed of three major spiral galaxies: M65, M66 and NGC 3628 (Hamburger Galaxy). NGC 3628 has a...
The Ursa Major Triplet with IFN

The Ursa Major Triplet with IFN

M81, M82 and NGC 3077 galaxies lay some 12 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of the Great Bear (Ursa Major). The triplet are strongly interacting with each other. Observations of the 21-centimeter hydrogen line suggest that this gravitational...
A 101h imaging of M101 with a small telescope

A 101h imaging of M101 with a small telescope

This image is the result of a 2 year scientific project between professional and amateur astronomers (PRO-AM). While a lot of time and effort is spent by amateur astronomers to obtain visually appealing images of astronomical objects, only few data is taken in such a...