Highland Road Park Observatory

Galaxy Images

M51 Whirlpool Galaxy new imageTwo 30 second exposures of the Whirlpool Galaxy in Canes Venatici. The image was taken on May 4th 1998. The images were dark subtracted and flat fielded. 179KB.


M64 Blackeye Galaxy imageImage of the Blackeye Galaxy, aka M64, in Coma Berenices. Superposition of three exposures for total exposure time of 50 seconds. Image taken on May 4th, 1998. The images were dark subtracted and flat fielded. 171KB.


M81 Galaxy imageImage of M81, a spiral galaxy in Ursa Majoris. The image comes from a 30 second exposure that has been dark subtracted and flat fielded. Image taken on May 4th, 1998. 160KB.


M82 Irregular Galaxy imageImage of the irregular galaxy M82 in Ursa Majoris. Image is derived from one 30 second exposure that was dark subtracted and flat fielded. Taken on May 4th, 1998. 169KB.


M101 Galaxy imageImage of the face-on spiral M101 in Virgo. The image was taken on May 4th 1998 and is the superposition of two images to give a total exposure time of 90 seconds. The images were dark subtracted and flat fielded. 222KB.


Galaxy M74 color imageA color image of the spiral galaxy M74, taken on December 29th, 1999, using 3 color filiters with 5 minutes exposure times for each filter. The color filters used are Harris B for blue, Harris V for green and Harris R for red. 196KB.


Barred Spiral Galaxy M66M66 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation of Leo. This color image was taken during the evening of April 8th, 2000, and is a combination of separate exposures taken with the Harris B, V and R filters. Each filter "exposure" was constructed from thirty 20 second exposure frames or the equivalent of 10 minutes per filter. 20KB.


M51 Whirpool Galaxy color imageThis color image of M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy, was taken the evening of April 29, 2000 by Greg Guzik and Mark Solvak using the Apogee AP7b CCD camera. The color representation was obtained by combining images taken with the Harris R (for red), Harris V (for green) and Harris B (for blue) filters. Each filter exposure was also constructed from 20 individual frames of 30 second exposure each. Thus, the effective exposure was 10 minutes for each filter. All frames were dark subtracted and flat fielded before being combined. 166KB.


M64 Blackeye Galaxy color imageBlack Eye Galaxy M64 - Imaged by BRAS members Merrill Hess and Doug Inwood with the 20" Rithchey-Chretien and Apogee CCD at HRPO. 10x10sec exposure in RGB each. Calibrated and combined in Maxim DL by BRAS member Ben Toman. 169KB.


Sombrero Galaxy M104Sombrero Galaxy M104 - First image taken by BRAS members Merrill Hess and Ben Toman after learning to use the CCD on the 20" at HRPO. 1x30sec exposure. No filter. 176KB.


Spiral Galaxy M66 color image)Spiral Galaxy M66 - Imaged by BRAS members Merrill Hess and Doug Inwood with the 20" Rithchey-Chretien and Apogee CCD at HRPO. 10x10sec exposure in RGB each. Calibrated and combined in Maxim DL by BRAS member Ben Toman. 174KB.


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Lat updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Monday, February 21, 2011 8:11 AM