Galaxies and Nebulae of Autumn Skies

A selection of images taken with 50 cm f/4 Newtonian and Dave Brown's MX916 CCD.
After 12 years my SXF CCD (one of the original Terry Platt prototypes) has finally given up the ghost!

NGC 7331  A fine mag 9.5 SA galaxy in Pegasus. This is a 4x30 sec exposure.

NGC 7331

    "Perseus 1 Galaxy Cluster" - 350 million light years distant.
                          This is a 10x30 sec exposure showing at least 15 galaxies in a 14'x10' field of view.

Abell 426

M1 The Crab Nebula
 The famous supernova of 1054 imaged in high resolution mode.

M1 The Crab Nebula