Astronomy at College of San Mateo - Astro Photos
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Astronomy
Astrophotos from our observatory.


m57 Object: M57 Planetary Nebula
 Distance: 2.3 kly in Lyra
 Coordinates: RA 18h 53.6m  DEC +33d 02m
 Visual Brightness: Mag. 8.8
 Telescope: 20" RCOS @f/8.1
 Camera: SBIG STL-6303E
 Image: CSM Observatory
 Software: CCDSoft, CCDStack, Photoshop

 M57 Larger image





double cluster
 Object:
NGC 869, NGC 884 -Double Cluster
 Distance: 7kly in Perseus
 Coordinates: RA 2h 20m  DEC +57d 08m
 Visual Brightness: Mag. 4.3
 Telescope: 140mm TEC refractor
 Camera: SBIG ST-2000
 Image: CSM Observatory
 Software: CCDSoft, FocusMax, CCDStack

 Double Cluster larger image




m92  Object: M92 Globular Cluster
  Distance: 26 kly in Hercules
  Coordinates: RA 17h 17m  DEC +43d 08m
  Visual Brightness: Mag. 6.3
  Telescope: 20" RCOS @f/8.1
  Camera: SBIG STL-6303E
  Image: Student Alessio Sangalli
  Software: CCDSoft, CCDStack, Photoshop

  M92 Larger Image





NGC 891Object: NGC 891 Edge on Galaxy
Distance: 10 mly in Andromeda
Coordinates: RA 2h 22.6m  DEC +42d 21m
Visual Brightness: Mag. 10
Telescope: 20" RCOS @ f/8.1
Camera: SBIG STL-6303E
Image: 16 -5 minute exposures combined
Software: CCDSoft, CCDStack, Photoshop

NGC 891 Larger Image





M 51Object: M51 Whirlpool Galaxy
Distance: 37 mly in Canes Venatici
Coordinates: RA 13h 29.9m  DEC +47d 12m
Visual Brightness: Mag. 8.4
Telescope: 20" RCOS @ f/8.1
Camera: SBIG STL-6303E
Image: 12 -5 minute exposures combined
Software: CCDSoft, CCDStack, Photoshop

M51 Larger Image





NGC 7331Object: NGC 7331 Spiral Galaxy
Distance: 46 mly in Pegasus
Coordinates: RA 22h 37m  DEC +34d 25m
Visual Brightness: Mag. 9.5
Telescope: 20" RCOS @ f/8.1
Camera: SBIG STL-6303E
Image: 14 -5 minute exposures combined
Software: CCDSoft, CCDStack, Photoshop

NGC 7331 larger Image





M27Object: M27 Dumbbell Nebula
Distance: 1,360 ly in Vulpecula
Coordinates: RA 19h 59m  DEC +22d 43m
Visual Brightness: Mag. 7.5
Telescope: 20" RCOS @ f/8.1
Camera: SBIG STL-6303E 
Software: CCDSoft, CCDStack, Photoshop
Image: Student Alessio Sangalli

M27 larger image