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Astro-Images from Wingaersheek Observatory, 32 inch relay telescope, Mario Motta, vol 1



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observatory at night

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 05/16/2007 16:06:44


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the 32 inch telescope

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 05/16/2007 16:08:13


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Comet Holmes, 1AM 10/28/07

Just a little processing, and drew out jet coming from core seen with 32 inch scope

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 10/28/2007 08:40:04


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comet Holmes with jet, 10/30/07

minor processing with curves brings out a jet in the fan area of the comet.

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 10/31/2007 14:57:46


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M81

Gorgeous galaxy In Ursa Major

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 03/29/2008 00:24:38


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M95

Barred Spiral Galaxy in Leo

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 03/30/2008 21:54:40


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M42

center of the nebula

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 04/08/2008 13:05:26


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M63

sunflower galaxy

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 04/15/2008 02:51:12


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M106

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 04/22/2008 01:02:10


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M13

Greatest cluster in Northern Sky

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 05/31/2008 00:58:37


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NGC 6384

galaxy in Serpens

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 05/31/2008 01:01:28


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M87

processed to show the glacatic jet from central black hole, M87 largest elliptical galaxy in center of Virgo Cluster

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 05/31/2008 01:04:07


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M30

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 08/20/2008 18:06:15


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Veil East, NGC6992

Very small segment of Eastern Veil Nebula, 17x17 arc minute view, but very detailed

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 08/27/2008 20:03:30


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NGC 6818

Small planetary in Sagittarius, known as "The little Gem"

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 08/28/2008 21:40:17


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NGC 7814

Nice SC Spiral in Pegasus, many distant galaxies in background

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 09/02/2008 21:32:31


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ngc 6962 and 6994

lots of background galaxies as well

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 09/04/2008 15:49:29


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NGC 6907

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 10/01/2008 18:13:28


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NGC 7606

galaxy in Aquarius

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 10/05/2008 20:31:14


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NGC 7771

Interacting galaxy with small compact next to it, and nearby is NGC 7769

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 11/02/2008 19:47:46


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Cocoon Nebula

IC 5146

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 11/02/2008 19:50:05


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NGC2163

The "lost" nebula per Steve O'Meara, visually see the butterfly small section, but part of much larger area

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 11/30/2008 20:48:30


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M33

First Mosaic try, M33 is too large for my scope's field of view, so took 2 images, each 60 minutes stitched together for one image.

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 11/30/2008 20:49:48


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NGC210

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 12/31/2008 01:54:34


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NGC1300

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 12/31/2008 01:55:07


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NGC 2024

reflection nebula

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 02/15/2009 22:02:11


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NGC 2403

Nice spiral in Ursa Major, head area

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 02/22/2009 02:22:23


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comet Lulin 1

5 minute exposure with Nikon D80 through 6 inch refractor

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 02/25/2009 02:30:23


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Comet Lulin 2

5 Minute exposure through 6 inch refractor

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 02/25/2009 02:31:20


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Comet Lulin, 32 inch view

This is 5 stacked images of Lulin, morning of 2/25/09, moving fast, so stars are streaked. No significant detail seen in core.

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 02/25/2009 12:05:33


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M79

globular in Lepus

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 02/25/2009 23:59:45


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Hubbles Variable Nebula, NGC2261

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 02/26/2009 00:51:24


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M 46

Open cluster with embedded Planetary nebula NGC 2438

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 03/22/2009 22:19:47


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NGC 2903

In the mouth of Leo

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 03/22/2009 22:21:12


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NGC 3521

Leo Galaxy

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 03/22/2009 22:21:46


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M100

a Virgo Galaxy 60 million light years away, very nice spiral

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 04/01/2009 02:22:15


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M91

Great Barred galaxy in Virgo cluster

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 04/01/2009 03:12:06


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NGC 4088

has supernova in core, taken 1 AM April 20, 2009

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 04/23/2009 22:42:23


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NGC 4631

"The Whale" Galaxy

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 04/23/2009 23:14:48


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M98

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 05/03/2009 21:32:14


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M94

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 05/03/2009 21:32:46


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NGC 4567-4568

The "siamese galaxy", a colliding pair. Also NGC 4564 up above them

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 05/03/2009 21:36:36


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NGC 3675

Taken through cirrus clouds 6/17/09 for Steve O'Meara when he thought he saw a SN in this, but.. alas no supernova found.

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 07/05/2009 01:55:16


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sunspot sun 7-6-09

Finally cycle 24, first sunspot, Thousand oak filter with 6 inch refractor and D80 Nikon.

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 07/06/2009 20:31:14


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Sunspot sun Ha 7-6-09

New sunspot opening cycle 24, taken 7-6-2009 in Ha filter, 6 inch refractor f7 with 1.5 barlow, nikon D80, T scanner filter

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 07/06/2009 20:34:37


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close up sunspot 7-6-09

Close up of first sunspot of cycle 24. Ha T scanner filter, taken with 6 inch refractor  and Nikon D80

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 07/06/2009 20:36:36


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M80

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 07/14/2009 00:23:09


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NGC6522

small globular in Saggitarus

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 08/23/2009 23:42:38


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NGC6528

small globular far away, in a rich star field in Saggitarus

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 08/23/2009 23:46:21


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NGC 6781

planetary in Aquila

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 09/08/2009 22:48:21


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NGC 6590

cluster and nebula in Saggitarus

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 09/08/2009 22:50:10


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NGC 6638

Globular in Saggitarus

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 09/08/2009 22:55:06


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NGC 3198

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 03/13/2010 20:12:05


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NGC 4051

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 03/13/2010 20:24:58


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NGC 4565

this was taken 4/2010. compare to image 2 years ago, and shows effect of stiffer telescope tube

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 04/13/2010 15:36:24


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M61

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 05/04/2010 22:10:31


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M5

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 06/22/2010 23:40:40


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NGC 6751

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 06/22/2010 23:55:04


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NGC 6894

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 06/23/2010 00:25:43


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Abel 2151

Great galactic cluster in hercules

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 07/03/2010 19:15:05


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M17

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 07/07/2010 15:45:40


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M51

new image taken 7-31-10

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 08/01/2010 09:59:44


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M2

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 08/31/2010 16:18:55


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NGC 7479

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 08/31/2010 16:21:35


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Stephen's Quintet

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 09/06/2010 11:59:26


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NGC 7331

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 09/06/2010 12:20:15


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M72

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 10/03/2010 21:31:56


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NGC 891

great edge on

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 11/16/2010 22:49:38


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M108

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 12/30/2010 23:11:48


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M97

the "Owl Nebula"

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 12/30/2010 23:13:45


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horsehead

IC 434, new image this month, improved from prior

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 01/13/2011 16:09:09


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Horsehead nebula

IC 434, color image, new this month (Jan, 2011)

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 01/13/2011 16:10:00


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NGC 3628

In Leo, perturbed galaxy by Tidal interaction with M65 & M66

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 03/06/2011 21:42:00


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NGC 4438

The "eyes" dubbed by Hubble due to the visual appearance through a telescope, tidally interaction with each other and with giant M87 nearby

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 03/06/2011 21:44:08


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NGC 4038-4039

The "Antennae", 2 colliding galaxies with tidal disruption, in corvus.
First image with new silver coating on primary

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 04/08/2011 17:18:26


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M101

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 05/09/2011 22:00:28


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M92

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 08/24/2011 19:15:38


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M57

ring nebula, showing outer detail beyond the ring

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 09/02/2011 17:29:28


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M57

In color

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 09/02/2011 17:29:54


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NGC 253

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 12/27/2011 20:17:50


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M 19

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 07/18/2012 21:02:55


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M78

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 07/18/2012 21:05:48


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M 10

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 07/18/2012 21:07:35


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M53

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 07/18/2012 21:10:09


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M16

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 07/24/2012 13:23:41


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M27

B&W

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 07/29/2012 22:26:45


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M65

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 08/01/2012 20:35:45


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M104

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 10/01/2012 20:28:06


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M82

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 03/10/2013 19:23:26


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M109

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 03/18/2013 21:10:16


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M66

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 05/02/2013 22:36:02


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M20-Ha+color

H alpha base and color channels M20

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 07/07/2013 20:28:15


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M20

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 07/07/2013 20:28:37


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M20 Ha

M20 with H alpha filter

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 07/08/2013 20:02:40


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Helix Nebula in H alpha

NGC 7293, in H alpha

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 08/18/2013 12:09:07


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M15

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 10/28/2013 19:29:47


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M77

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 10/28/2013 19:32:09


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M64

"black eye" Galaxy

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 05/26/2014 13:39:56


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Flame and horse

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 07/23/2015 21:01:06


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M74

reprocessed

Submitted by Mario Motta M.D. on 11/27/2016 20:10:24

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