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180 minutes of exposure time gets you a really nice look at Andromeda.


FSQ106N and STL-11000 with Astrodon filters. RGB of 60 minutes each filter (180 minutes total).
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Here's another rose for Tammy, Centrix!!

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Here's a butterfly!

oh that's nice! I like that one of the Sun MM. I bet you were waiting all weekend for someone to open up page 3 so you could post that and not have it be at the bottom of the page. (I was waiting all weekend for somebody to post a comment on pg 2 to open up page 3 just so I could have Andromeda and the Sun pics posted at the top of the page)

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..looks like the updated lens and software for Hubble is working a treat..



The first identified compact galaxy group, Stephan's Quintet is featured in this stunning image from the newly upgraded Hubble Space Telescope. About 300 million light-years away, only four galaxies of the group are actually locked in a cosmic dance of repeated close encounters. The odd man out is easy to spot, though. The four interacting galaxies (NGC 7319, 7318A, 7318B, and 7317) have an overall yellowish cast and tend to have distorted loops and tails, grown under the influence of disruptive gravitational tides. But the bluish galaxy at the upper left (NGC 7320) is much closer than the others. A mere 40 million light-years distant, it isn't part of the interacting group. In fact, individual stars in the foreground galaxy can be seen in the sharp Hubble image, hinting that it is much closer than the others. Stephan's Quintet lies within the boundaries of the high flying constellation Pegasus.

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This post may be too photo-shopped. But who knows. Either way it looks nice and the creator has skills.
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It is, from the recent Hubble image of Galaxy Central.

Here is the Orion Nebula - notice "Nessie" at bottom left-of-center.


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