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Galaxy Collage

After every galaxy season I try to update this. 2021 was a harsh year in many ways, but I was still able to expand the canvas a bit. I was able to scale them appropriately according to relative angular size. Most were taken at an image scale of 0.65"/pixel, so even though I had to down sample the final image by 50% to make the file size more manageable, there is still some decent detail in many of the galaxies in full resolution. It includes all of the major types: spiral (barred and unbarred, edge on and face on), elliptical, lenticular, irregular, peculiar/warped, interacting/merging, flocculent, Seyfert, starburst, dwarf, ring, double ring and polar ring.

This is from fifteen years of imaging with different scopes and cameras, so quality and detail will vary. All were imaged from Bortle white(SQM 17.8 mag/arc-sec2) zone in NJ, USA.

Equipment used:
CCDs: Meade DSI Pro II and III, QSI 540 and 640 wsg
Guide camera: SX Lodestar
Telescopes: Meade 10" LX200R @ F/10 and Celestron 9.25"Edge @ F/10 or F/7.
Optec TCF-SI focuser
Mounts: LX200 fork and Avalon M Uno
Software: APT, Maxim LE, PHD, CCD Stack, Photoshop CC

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Guest 30-Mar-2022 23:16
Dr Santiago, your pictures are absolutely stunning. And to know that they were taken right here in Morristown makes them even more spectacular. Thank you for sharing.
Dan Farrell 24-May-2020 02:40
Awesomely Beautiful
Dan Farrell 24-May-2020 02:39
Absolutely Beautiful
Guest 23-May-2020 20:00
Dedication brings fine reward
Vitee28-Aug-2019 12:03
Massive effort. Congratulations!
Guest 27-May-2019 16:21
You should make these into a poster
Ken Zaret18-Jun-2018 01:23
Awesome work. M82 is pretty striking!
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