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Gallery of Caldwell Objects imaged with my 8 " LX200 telescope and ST-7 Camera (2001-2008)
supplemented by additional images taken with new 12 " LX200 telescope and ST-10XME Camera (2009-2010+)


(Whilst my high latitude in Scotland, observatory wall and telescope mount have limited me to only imaging Caldwell objects between Declination +60 and -15 degs, my new telescope/new sliding roof will allow me to image objects between Declination +73 and -26 degs)

priority targets :

NGC  40 (Caldwell 2) - Dec 72.5 deg, Caldwell 9 retake, Caldwell 19 (IC 5146 / B168) Mosaic to West.,   Caldwell 49 (NGC 2239), 

Caldwell 3 (NGC 4236 - Spiral Galaxy)
Caldwell 4 (NGC 7023 - Reflection Nebula)
Caldwell 5 (IC 342 - Spiral Galaxy)
Caldwell 6 (NGC 6543 - Planetary Nebula, "Cats Eye Nebula")
Caldwell 7 (NGC 2403 - Spiral Galaxy)
Caldwell 8 (NGC 559, Open Cluster)
Caldwell 9 (Sharpless 2-155 - Emission Nebula, "Cave Nebula")
Caldwell 10 (NGC 663, Open Cluster)
Caldwell 11 (NGC 7635, Bright nebula - Bubble Nebula)
Caldwell 12 (NGC 6946, Spiral Galaxy)
Caldwell 13 (NGC 457, Open Cluster)
Caldwell 14 (NGC  869/884 - Double cluster ( Sword Hand region)
Caldwell 15 (NGC 6826 - Planetary Nebula (Blinking Nebula))
Caldwell 16 (NGC 7243, Open Cluster)
Caldwell 17 (NGC 147, dE4 galaxy)
Caldwell 18 (NGC 185, dE0 galaxy)
Caldwell 19 (IC 5146, Bright nebula (Cocoon Nebula))
Caldwell 20 (NGC 7000 - Bright Nebula (North American Nebula))
Caldwell 21 (NGC 4449 - Irregular Galaxy)
Caldwell 22 (NGC 7662 - Planetary Nebula (Blue Snowball)
Caldwell 23 (NGC 891 - Spiral Galaxy)
Caldwell 24 (NGC 1275, Galaxy / Galaxy Cluster , Perseus A radio source)
Caldwell 25 (NGC 2419, Globular Cluster, "Intergalactic Wanderer")
Caldwell 26 (NGC 4244 - Spiral Galaxy)
Caldwell 27 (NGC 6888,  Bright Nebula - Crescent Nebula)
Caldwell 28 (NGC 752, Open Cluster)
Caldwell 29 (NGC 5005 - Spiral Galaxy)
Caldwell 30 (NGC  7331 - Spiral Galaxy)
Caldwell 31 (IC 405, Flaming Star Nebula)
Caldwell 32 (NGC 4631, Spiral Galaxy, Whale Galaxy)
Caldwell 33 (NGC 6992, Supernova Remnant - Veil Nebula, East)
Caldwell 34 (NGC 6960 - Supernova Remnant - Veil Nebula, West)
Caldwell 35 (NGC 4889 - Elliptical Galaxy)
Caldwell 36 (NGC 4559 - Spiral Galaxy)
Caldwell 37 (NGC 6865 - Open Cluster)
Caldwell 38 (NGC 4565 - Spiral Galaxy)
Caldwell 39 (NGC 2392 - Planetary nebula (Eskimo Nebula))
Caldwell 40 (NGC 3949 - Spiral Galaxy)
Caldwell 42 (NGC 7006, Globular Cluster)
Caldwell 43 (NGC  7814 - Sb galaxy)
Caldwell 44 (NGC  7479 - Spiral Barred Galaxy)
Caldwell 45 (NGC 5248, Spiral Galaxy)
Caldwell 46 (NGC 2261 (Hubble's Variable Nebula))
Caldwell 47 (NGC 6934, Globular Cluster)
Caldwell 48 (NGC  2775 - Spiral Galaxy)
Caldwell 49 (NGC 2239 - Open Cluster, in Rosette Nebula)
Caldwell 50 (NGC 2244 - Open Cluster)
Caldwell 51 (IC 1613 - Irregular Galaxy, Local Group)
Caldwell 52 (NGC 4697 - Elliptical Galaxy)
Caldwell 53 (NGC 3115 Lenticular Galaxy (Spindle Galaxy)
Caldwell 54 (NGC 2506 - Open Cluster)
Caldwell 55 (NGC 7009 - Planetary Nebula (Saturn Nebula))
Caldwell 56 (NGC 246 - Planetary Nebula, Herschel V-25)
Caldwell 57 (NGC 6822 - Irregular Galaxy (Barnard's Galaxy) - Local Group
Caldwell 58 (NGC 2360, Open Cluster)
Caldwell 60/61 (NGC 4038/4039, Galaxy Pair,  'The Antennae')
Caldwell 62 (NGC 247 - Spiral Galaxy, Herschel V-20)
Caldwell 63 (NGC 7293 - Planetary Nebula, Helix Nebula)
Caldwell 64 (NGC 2362 - Open Cluster, Herschel H17-7)
Caldwell 65 (NGC 253 - Spiral Galaxy, Herschel I-5)
 

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Caldwell 3 (NGC 4236 - Spiral Galaxy)

Caldwell 3 / NGC 4236 (Draco)

CCD Image (60% size reduction, Linear Scale)
3 x 90s sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-04-08 22:31 h UT (#362085-89)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

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Caldwell 4 (NGC 7023 - Reflection Nebula)

Caldwel 4  / NGC 7023  (Cepheus)

CCD Image (log scale, 50% size)
13 x 20s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2010-08-07 22:26 hUT (#421045-58)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME

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Caldwell 5 (IC 342 - Spiral Galaxy)

Caldwell 5 / IC 342  (Camelopardalis)

CCD Image (60% size reduction, Linear Scale)
5 x 90s sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-04-08 22:31 h UT (#362064-68)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

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 Caldwell 6 (NGC 6543 - Planetary Nebula, "Cats Eye Nebula")

 Caldwell 6 / NGC 6543 (Draco)

Annotated CCD Image (Cropped to central area)
3 x 30s sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-04-08 21:31 h UT (#362010-12)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

  

Caldwell 6 / NGC 6543  - detail

CCD Image (200% size enlargement, Cropped to central area, log scaling)
3 x 10s sec exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, C Filter
2009-04-08 21:314 h UT (#362016-18)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

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Caldwell 7 (NGC 2403 - Spiral Galaxy)

Caldwell 7 / NGC 2403 /  Herschell V-44  (Camelopardalis)

CCD Image (60% size reduction, Square Root Scale)
5 x 90s sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-04-08 22:31 h UT (#362064-68)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

 

Caldwell 7 - colour image

Colour CCD Image (cropped to central area)
1 x 90s (Red), 1 x 90s (Green), 1 x 120s (Blue),  3x3 binning
2009-04-08 22:38 h UT (#362069-71)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

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Caldwell 8 (NGC 559  - Open Cluster)

Caldwell 8 / NGC 559 (Cassiopeia)

  CCD Image (75% size, cropped) 
3 x 45 sec (average combine),  3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-12-11 20:39 h UT  (#404273-75)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME
[Full Size Image, 100% size]

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Caldwell 9 (Sharpless 2-155 - Emission Nebula, "Cave Nebula")

Sharpless 2-155 / Caldwell 9 - part  (Cepheus)

CCD Image 
3 x 90s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, R Filter 
2010-09-11 01:33hUT (#427202-04)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME

 

Sharpless 2-155 / Caldwell 9 - earlier image (2007-12-22)
new 2010-09-11 frame area outlined in white
old 2007-12-06 frame area outlined in grey

CCD Image Mosaic
60 sec, 2x2 binning, C Filter
2007-12-22 21:02hUT (#245673-84)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

 

Caldwell 9 / Sharpless 2-155 - detail

CCD Image
3 x 180 sec (average combine), 2x2 binning, R Filter
2007-12-06 00:45hUT (#239142-44)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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Caldwell 10 (NGC 663 - Open Cluster)

Caldwell 10 / NGC 663 (Cassiopeia)

CCD Image (75% size) 
3 x 45 sec (average combine),  3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-12-11 20:34 h UT  (#404268-70)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

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Caldwell 11  (NGC 7635 - Planetary Nebula "Bubble Nebula")

Caldwell 11 / NGC 7635 (Cassiopeia)

CCD Image (50% size, log scale)
6x60 sec, 3x3 binning, C Filter
2010-02-20  21:39hUT (#414252-58)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME
[larger image , linear scale]
[ larger image, false colour, sq root scale]

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Caldwell 12 (NGC 6946 - Spiral Galaxy)

Caldwell 12 / NGC 6946 (Cygnus/Cepheus)
 
CCD Image (50% size)
3x3 binning, average combine
8 x 90s (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2010-02-20 19:44h UT (#414129-36)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME
[Colour image]

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Caldwell 13 (NGC 457 - Open Cluster)

Caldwell 13 / NGC 457 (Cassiopeia)

  CCD Image (75% size, cropped) 
7 x 10 sec (average combine),  3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-12-11 20:47 h UT  (#404281-87)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME
[Full Size Image, 100% size]

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Caldwell 14 (NGC 869/884 - Double cluster, Sword Hand region)

Caldwell 14 / NGC 884 & 869 (Perseus)

Photo, 1999-12-06
300mm, f/5.6, Fujicolor 200, 
11mins exposure
(Image enhanced & cropped)
 
Mosaic of NGC 884 (left) & NGC 869 (right)  (Perseus)
Mosaic 7x6 CCD frames (69 x 34 arc mins)
20 sec exposures taken on
2003-01-04  23:03 to 23:32h UT (#37454-95)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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Caldwell 15 (NGC 6826 - Planetary Nebula, "Blinking Nebula")

Caldwell 15 / NGC 6826 (Cygnus) 
[  Herschel H73-4 ]
CCD Image (200% size, cropped)
6 x 30s exposure (average combine), 1x1 binning, C Filter 
2008-04-18 02:21hUT (#283329-36)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E
 

NGC 6826 - detail

Annotated CCD Image (300% size, cropped)
Image details as above

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Caldwell 16 (NGC 7243 - Open Cluster)

Caldwell 16 / NGC 7243 (Lacerta)

CCD Image Mosaic,  3 x 4 frames  (50% size & cropped)
60 sec exposure, 2x2 binning, C Filter
2006-11-18 18:07 h UT (#154064-75)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E
[ Full Size ]

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Caldwell 17 (NGC 147 (Local Group) - Elliptical Galaxy)

Caldwell 17 / NGC 147  (Cassiopeia)
  CCD Image (50% size, cropped) 
5 x 120 sec (average combine),  3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-12-11 20:55 h UT  (#404290-94)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

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Caldwell 18 (NGC 185 (Local Group) - Elliptical Galaxy)

Caldwell 18 / NGC 185  (Cassiopeia)
 
 CCD Image (100% size, cropped)
3 x 120s sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2011-01-29 19:41 h UT (#451045-47)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME

 

NGC 185 - wider view

 
CCD Image (50% size)
Image details as above

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Caldwell 19 (IC 5146 - Cluster with nebulosity, "Cocoon Nebula")

Caldwell 19 / IC 5146 (in Cygnus)
  CCD Image (50% size, cropped) 
10 x 90 sec (average combine),  3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-12-11 20:55 h UT  (#404297-317)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

 

IC 5146 - detail

CCD Image (100% size, cropped)
Image details as above

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Caldwell 20 (NGC 7000 - Bright Nebula, "North America nebula") 

Southern Part of Caldwell 20  / NGC 7000 - North America nebula (Cygnus)

CCD Image Mosaic-  4x4 frames (50% size)
180s exposure, 2x2 binning, C filter,  Linear scale. Slight Smoothing
2006-12-08 19:10h UT (#160077-92)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E
[larger image, 75% size]

  

False Colour CCD Image Mosaic 
(image details as above)

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Caldwell 21 (NGC 4449 - Irregular Galaxy)

Caldwell 21 / NGC 4449 (Canes Venatici)
CCD Image (35% size)
6 x 90s exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, C Filter
2010-03-25 01:51 hUT (#418223-28)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME

 

NGC 4449 - detail

 
CCD Image (75% size, cropped )
image details as above

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Caldwell 22  (NGC 7662 - Planetary Nebula, "Blue Snowball")

Caldwell 22 / NGC 7662 (Andromeda)
CCD  Colour Composite
Luminance (C med 3x60s), Blue 250% (B med 6 x 60s), Green (V med 3x60s), Red (R med 3x60s)
2004-11-02 00:41 h UT (#73063-77)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E
 
Enhanced CCD Colour Image
Luminance (C med 3x60s), Blue 250% (B med 6 x 60s), Green (V med 3x60s), Red (R med 3x60s)
Luminance has been sharpened using Richardson-Lucy processing 
2004-11-02 00:41 h UT (#73063-77)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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Caldwell 23 (NGC 891 - Spiral Galaxy)

Caldwell 23 / NGC 891 (Andromeda)
On edge spiral galaxy with prominent dust lane

 CCD Image (75% size)
11 x 2 min (average combine), 1x1 binning, clear filter
2005-12-22  00:01h UT (#107236-46)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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Caldwell 24 (NGC 1275 - Galaxy / Galaxy Cluster, "Perseus A" radio source)

Caldwell 24 / NGC 1275 (Perseus)
Part of Perseus A / Abell 426

 CCD Image (75% size)
8 x 2 min (average combine), 1x1 binning, clear filter
2005-12-21  23:41h UT (#107218-25)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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Caldwell 25 (NGC 2419 - Globular Cluster, "Intergalactic Wanderer")

Caldwell 25 / NGC 2419 (Lynx)
(adjacent bright star is mag +7.2 star SAO 60232)

 
  CCD Image (cropped)
5 x 30s sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2011-01-29 21:14 h UT (#451119-23)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME

  

 NGC 2419 - detail

CCD Image (100% size, cropped)
Image details as above

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Caldwell 26 (NGC 4244 - Spiral Galaxy)

Caldwell 26  / NGC 4244 (Canes Venatici) 

 

CCD Image 
5 x 180s exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, C filter,  
2007-03-03  23:46h UT (#180385-89)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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Caldwell 27 (NGC 6888 - Bright Nebula, "Crescent Nebula")

Caldwell 27 / NGC 6888 (Cygnus)
 
CCD Image
60s exposure, C Filter
2005-09-03  02:07 h UT (#93213-15)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E
(Full Size)
  
Caldwell 27 / NGC 6888 - detail  
CCD Image (linear scale, 35% size)
3 x 60s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2010-08-20 22:07 hUT (#423073-75)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME
[Full Size]

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Caldwell 28 (NGC 752 - Open Cluster)

Caldwell 28 / NGC 752  (Andromeda)

 

CCD Image Mosaic - 5x8 frames (30% size)
60s exposure,   2x2 binning, C filter
2006-12-21 00:20h UT (#168126-65)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E
[larger image, 60% size]

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Caldwell 29 (NGC 5005 - Spiral Galaxy)

Caldwell 29 / NGC 5005 (Canes Venatici) 

 

CCD Image 
3 x 180s exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, C filter,  
2007-03-03  23:23h UT (#180377-79)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

 

NGC 5005 - false colour

 

False Colour CCD Image 
Square Root brightness scaling, 
False Colour (inverse spectrum)

Image details as above

Caldwell 30 (NGC 7331 - Spiral Galaxy, "Deer Lick Group") 

NGC 7331 / Caldwell 30  (Pegasus)

Annotated CCD Image (linear scale, 75% size)
90s exposure (single frame), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2010-08-20 22:39 hUT (#423115)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME

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Caldwell 31 (IC 405 - Nebula, "Flaming Star Nebula")

Caldwell 31 / IC 405 (Auriga)
False Colour CCD Image
5 min exposure,  C Filter, Autoguided
Square root brightness scaling (1420-2500 ADU)
2004-11-18 20:38 h UT (#75022)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E
 

Caldwell 31 / IC 405 / Flaming Star Nebula 

CCD Image Mosaic (3x4), (50% size)
180s exposure, 2x2 binning, C Filter
2006-12-15 23:18 hUT (#163211-22)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E
[larger image, 75% size]

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Caldwell 32 (NGC 4631 - Spiral Galaxy, "Whale Galaxy")

Caldwell 32 / NGC 4631 (Canes Venatici)

CCD Image
6 x 2min (Average Combine, 2x2 binning, C Filter
2006-05-08 23:11 hUT (#123113-18)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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Caldwell 33 (NGC 6992 - Supernova Remnant, "Veil Nebula, East" )

Caldwell 33 / NGC 6992 (Cygnus)
 
CCD Image Mosaic (3x6 frames)
60s exposure, C Filter
2005-09-03  01:18 h UT (#93170-87) 
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E
(Full Size)
CCD Image Mosaic (3x6 frames)
Negative
(details as left)

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Caldwell 34 (NGC 6960 - Supernova Remnant, "Veil Nebula, West" )

Caldwell 34 / NGC 6960 (Cygnus)
bright star is 52 Cygni (SAO 70467, Mag +4.2)
 
CCD Image Mosaic (2x6 frames)
60s exposure, C Filter
2005-09-03  01:54 h UT (#93200-11)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E
(Full Size
CCD Image Mosaic (2x6 frames)
Negative
(details as left)

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Caldwell 35 (NGC 4889 - Elliptical Galaxy)

NGC 4889 / Caldwell 35 (Coma Berenices)
(part of Abell 1656 Galaxy Cluster ) 

 

CCD Image  (75% size)
3 x 120s exposure (median combine), 3x3 binning, C filter,  
2010-03-10  00:04h UT (#416363-65)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME

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Caldwell 36 (NGC 4559 - Spiral Galaxy)

NGC 4559 / Caldwell 36  (Coma Berenices) 

 

CCD Image 
5 x 180s exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, C filter,  
2007-03-03  23:46h UT (#180385-89)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

 

NGC 4559- detail

 

CCD Image (200% size)
Linear brightness scaling, Cropped

Image details as above

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Caldwell 37 (NGC 6885 - Open Cluster)

NGC 6885 / Caldwell 37 (Vulpecula)

 

CCD Image Mosaic (3x4)
60s exposure, 2x2 binning, C filter,  
2007-04-05  03:16 UT (#189313-24)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E
 

NGC 6885 - detail
central star is 20 Vulpeculae

CCD Image 
3 x 120s exposure, 2x2 binning, C filter,  
2007-04-05 03:05h UT (#189310-12)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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Caldwell 38 (NGC 4565 - Spiral Galaxy)

NGC 4565 / Caldwell 38  (Coma Berenices) 

 

CCD Image 
5 x 180s exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, C filter,  
2007-03-03  23:46h UT (#180385-89)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

 

NGC 4565 - detail

 

CCD Image (200% size)
Linear brightness scaling, Rotated & Cropped

Image details as above

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Caldwell 39 (NGC 2392 - Planetary Nebula, "Clown Face" or "Eskimo Nebula") 

Caldwell 39 / NGC 2392  (Gemini)
 
Colour CCD Image
Red 3x20s (av), Green 3x20s (av), Blue 3x30s (av)
2004-02-19  20:25 to 20:31 h UT (#58117-25)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

  

CCD Image (square root scaling)
3 x 30 sec (average combine), 2x2 binning (half-frame), C Filter
2009-03-09 22:22 h UT  (#356101-03)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.8) + ST-10XME

  

Caldwell 39 / NGC 2392 - detail

CCD Image (square root scaling, 200% size)
Image details as above

  

Caldwell 39 / NGC 2392 - Spectrograph

CCD Image (200% size enlargement)
3 x 45s sec exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, S Filter
2009-01-09 21:32 h UT (#342143-45)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E + Star Analyser 100

 

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Caldwell 40 (NGC 3626 - Spiral Galaxy)

Caldwell 40 / NGC 3626 (Leo)

 

CCD Image 
3 x 3 min exposure (average combine), 
2x2 binning, C filter, Linear scale 
2006-12-02 05:33h UT (#156037-39)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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Caldwell 42 (NGC 7006 - Globular Cluster)

Caldwell 42 / NGC 7006  (Delphinus)
CCD Image 
3 x 30 sec exposure (average), 2x2 binning, clear filter
2006-08-06  02:30 h UT (#132345-47)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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Caldwell 43 (NGC 7814 - Spiral Galaxy)

Caldwell 43 / NGC 7814 (Andromeda) 
Edge on Spiral Galaxy, Dust Lane Prominant
 
CCD Image, 5x60s exposure (average combine)
C Filter
2004-09-07  21:52 h UT (#71051-55)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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Caldwell 44 (NGC 7479 - Spiral Galaxy)

Caldwell 44 / NGC 7479  (Pegasus)
Barred Spiral Galaxy
CCD Image, 3x60s exposure (median combine)
C Filter
2004-09-07 21:59h UT (#71057-59)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E
 
Caldwell 44 / NGC 7479 with SN 2009jf
SN 2009jf (Type Ib) was discovered 2009/09/27.33 by 
Lick Observatory Supernova Search
Magnitude at discovery +18.0 (C)
(Rochester Supernova site | Reference Image | Discovery Image )

Image below (2009-10-07.94) was taken 10.6 days after discovery.

Annotated CCD Image (Cropped)
9 x 30s exposure  (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-10-07 22:27 h UT (#392324-32)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

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Caldwell 45 (NGC 5248, Spiral Galaxy)

Caldwell 45 / NGC 5248 (Bootes)
 
CCD Image 
5  x 180s exposure (av. combine), 2x2 binning, C Filter
2008-02-16 03:07 h UT (#264438-42)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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Caldwell 46 (NGC 2261, "Hubble's Variable Nebula")

Caldwell 46 / NGC 2261  (Monoceros)
GCVS R Mon  - INa Variable
CCD image,  5 x 60 sec exposure
2003-01-24  00:01  to 00:06h UT (#41267-71)
11.3  x 7.6 arc mins 
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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Caldwell 47 (NGC 6934 - Globular Cluster)

Caldwell 47 / NGC 6934   (Delphinus)
CCD Image 
3 x 60 sec exposure (average), 2x2 binning, clear filter
2006-08-06  02:25 h UT (#132339-41)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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Caldwell 48 (NGC 2775 - Spiral Galaxy)

Caldwell 48 / NGC 2775  (Cancer)
although recorded in catalogs as a spiral galaxy, 
 NGC 2775 appearance is very much like an elliptical galaxy.

CCD Image (cropped)
4 x 120 sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C filter, 
2013-04-01  05:22h UT (#544092-95)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME

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Caldwell 49 (NGC 2237-8, 46) - Rosette Nebula

Part of Caldwell Part  (Monoceros)

CCD Image (50% size)
5 x 90 sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter 
2013-02-27 21:24hUT (#540111-17)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME

  

Part of Caldwell 49 with Boks Globules

CCD Image (80% size, cropped)
Image details as above
Part of Caldwell 49 / NGC 2239 (Canis Minor)  
CCD Image 
11 x 120s exposure (median combine),  C Filter
2004-01-05 22:35 h UT  (#82073-83)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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Caldwell 50 (NGC 2244 - Open Cluster)

Caldwell 50 / NGC 2244 (alt NGC 2239) (Monoceros)
CCD Images
60s exposure, C Filter
2004-12-19 01:19h UT (#80152-549)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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Caldwell 51 (IC 1613 - Irregular Galaxy, Local Group)

Caldwell 51 / IC 1613 (Cetus)

IC 1613 / Caldwell 51 (Cetus)

CCD Image ( 50% size)
5 x 120 sec (average combine),  3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-12-11 21:36 h UT  (#404320-24)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

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Caldwell 52 (NGC 4697 - Elliptical Galaxy)

Caldwell 52 / NGC 4697 (Virgo)

CCD Image
4 x 120s exposure, 2x2 binning, C Filter 
2008-01-12 07:06 hUT (#252766-69)
 
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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Caldwell 53 (NGC 3115 - Lenticular Galaxy, "Spindle Galaxy")

Caldwell 53 / NGC 3115 (Sextans)
 
CCD Image, 5 x 30 sec exposure (median combine)
 clear filter
2004-03-15 22:04 to 22:08 h UT (#60022-26)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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Caldwell 54 (NGC 2506 - Open Cluster)

Caldwell 54 / NGC 2506 (Monoceros)
Herschel VI-37

CCD Image (50%)
3  x 45s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter 
2010-03-09 20:26 hUT (#416110-12)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME
[larger image]

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Caldwell 55 (NGC 7009 - Planetary Nebula, "Saturn Nebula")

Caldwell 55 / NGC 7009 - The Saturn Nebula
2002-09-23  21:47 to 21:50h UT
CCD Image, 5 x 30 sec exposure (2x2 binning)
11.4 x 7.6 arc min  (#27035-39)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E
 
Caldwell 55 / NGC 7009 (detail)
2002-09-23  21:47 to 21:50h UT
CCD Image, 5 min exposure (1x1 binning)
....   arc min  (#27045)

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Caldwell 56 (NGC 246 - Planetary Nebula, Herschel V-25)

Caldwell 56/ NGC 246 /  Herschel V-25 (Cetus)
Annotated CCD Image (Linear scale, cropped)
10 x 60 sec exposure,  3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-09-20 01:46 h UT  (#389421-30)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

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Caldwell 57 (NGC 6822 - Irregular Galaxy, "Barnard's Galaxy" - Local Group)

Caldwell 57 / NGC 6822 (Sagittarius) 
CCD Image 50% size reduction)
6 x 120 sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter 
2009-07-30 23:53 h UT  (#379451-58)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME
[Larger View, 75%]

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Caldwell 58 (NGC 2360, Open Cluster)

Caldwell 58 / NGC 2360 (Canis Major)
Dec -15d 38m taken at altitude 9 deg (airmass 5.7)

CCD Image (linear scale, 50% size scaling)
5 x 30 sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter 
2009-11-27 05:42 h UT  (#397790-96)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME
[full size]

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 Caldwell 60/61 (NGC 4038/4039, Galaxy Pair, ARP 244, 'The Antennae')

Caldwell 60 / NGC 4038 , Irregular barred galaxy
Caldwell 61 / NGC 4039, Irregular galaxy (Corvus)

Annotated CCD Image (100% size, cropped)
9 x 60 sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter 
2011-04-05 23:33 h UT  (#466047-57)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME

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Caldwell 62 (NGC 247 - Spiral Galaxy, Herschel V-20)

Caldwell 62 / NGC 247 / Herschel V-20 (Cetus)
Annotated CCD Image (Linear scale, 50% size)
10 x 60 sec exposure,  3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-09-20 01:31 h UT  (#389410-19)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

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Caldwell 63 (NGC 7293 - Planetary Nebula, Helix Nebula)

Caldwell 63 / NGC 7293  (Aquarius)

CCD Image (50% size)
12 x 90s sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-10-07 21:36 h UT (#392266-78)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

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Caldwell 64 (NGC 2362 - Open Cluster,  Herschel H17-7)

Caldwell 64 / NGC 2362 / (Canis Major)
Altitude 7d 10m (Declination -24d 57m)

At Declination of -24d 57m it was not possible to acquire this Caldwell object 
using my previous 8" LX200 equipment & sliding roof as the target lay several degrees 
below the observatory wall.

CCD Image (60% size)
5 sec exposure (single frame), 3x3 binning, C Filter 
2009-03-12 20:49 h UT  (#357008)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.8) + ST-10XME

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Caldwell 65 (NGC 253 - Spiral Galaxy, Herschel I-5)

Caldwell 65 / NGC 253 / Herschel I-5 (Sculptor)
Declination -25 deg. Taken whilst at altitude of 7 deg (airmass 7.6)  
Annotated CCD Image (Linear scale, 50% size)
17 x 60 sec exposure,  3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-09-20 21:45 h UT  (#389358-74)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

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List of Caldwell Objects (for reference)

C NGC/IC CONSTELLATION TYPE NOTES
1 NGC  188 Cepheus Open cluster
2 NGC  40 Cepheus Planetary nebula
3 NGC  4236 Draco Sb galaxy
4 NGC  7023 Cepheus Nebula Bright reflection nebula
5 IC   342 Camelopardalis SBc galaxy
6 NGC  6543 Draco Planetary nebula Cat's Eye Nebula
7 NGC  2403 Camelopardalis Sc galaxy
8 NGC  559 Cassiopeia Open cluster
9 Sh2-155 Cepheus Bright nebula Cave Nebula
10 NGC  663 Cassiopeia Open cluster
11 NGC  7635 Cassiopeia Bright nebula Bubble Nebula
12 NGC  6946 Cepheus Sc galaxy
13 NGC  457 Cassiopeia Open cluster Phi Cas Cluster
14 NGC  869/884 Perseus Double cluster 0 Sword Hand region
15 NGC  6826 Cygnus Planetary nebula Blinking Nebula
16 NGC  7243 Lacerta Open cluster
17 NGC  147 Cassiopeia dE4 galaxy
18 NGC  185 Cassiopeia dE0 galaxy
19 IC   5146 Cygnus Bright nebula Cocoon Nebula
20 NGC  7000 Cygnus Bright nebula North America Nebula
21 NGC  4449 Canes Venatici Irregular galaxy
22 NGC  7662 Andromeda Planetary nebula
23 NGC  891 Andromeda Sb galaxy
24 NGC  1275 Perseus Seyfert galaxy Perseus A radio source
25 NGC  2419 Lynx Globular cluster
26 NGC  4244 Canes Venatici S galaxy
27 NGC  6888 Cygnus Bright nebula Crescent Nebula
28 NGC  752 Andromeda Open cluster
29 NGC  5005 Canes Venatici Sb galaxy
30 NGC  7331 Pegasus Sb galaxy
31 IC   405 Auriga Bright nebula Flaming Star Nebula
32 NGC  4631 Canes Venatici Sc galaxy
33 NGC  6992/5 Cygnus SN remnant E. Veil
34 NGC  6960 Cygnus SN remnant W. Veil
35 NGC  4889 Coma Berenices E4 galaxy Brightest in Coma Cl.
36 NGC  4559 Coma Berenices Sc galaxy
37 NGC  6885 Vulpecula Open cluster
38 NGC  4565 Coma Berenices Sb galaxy
39 NGC  2392 Gemini Planetary nebula Eskimo Nebula
40 NGC  3626 Leo Sb galaxy
41 -- Taurus Open cluster Hyades
42 NGC  7006 Delphinus Globular cluster Very distant globular
43 NGC  7814 Pegasus Sb galaxy
44 NGC  7479 Pegasus Sbb galaxy
45 NGC  5248 Bo”tes Sc galaxy
46 NGC  2261 Monoceros Bright nebula Hubble's Variable Neb.
47 NGC  6934 Delphinus Globular cluster
48 NGC  2775 Cancer Sa galaxy
49 NGC  2237-9 Monoceros Bright nebula Rosette Nebula
50 NGC  2244 Monoceros Open cluster
51 IC   1613 Cetus Irregular galaxy
52 NGC  4697 Virgo E4 galaxy
53 NGC  3115 Sextans E6 galaxy Spindle Galaxy
54 NGC  2506 Monoceros Open cluster
55 NGC  7009 Aquarius Planetary nebula Saturn Nebula
56 NGC  246 Cetus Planetary nebula
57 NGC  6822 Sagittarius Irregular galaxy Barnard's Galaxy
58 NGC  2360 Canis Major Open cluster
59 NGC  3242 Hydra Planetary nebula Ghost of Jupiter
60 NGC  4038 Corvus Sc galaxy
61 NGC  4039 Corvus Sp galaxy
62 NGC  247 Cetus S galaxy
63 NGC  7293 Aquarius Planetary nebula Helix Nebula
64 NGC  2362 Canis Major Open cluster Tau CMa Cluster
65 NGC  253 Sculptor Scp galaxy Sculptor Galaxy
66 NGC  5694 Hydra Globular cluster
  
Below Dec 
-30 deg
 
67 NGC  1097 Fornax Sbb galaxy
68 NGC  6729 Corona Australis Bright nebula R CrA Nebula
69 NGC  6302 Scorpius Planetary nebula Bug Nebula
70 NGC  300 Sculptor Sd galaxy
71 NGC  2477 Puppis Open cluster
72 NGC  55 Sculptor SB galaxy Brightest in Sculptor Gr.
73 NGC  1851 Columba Globular cluster
74 NGC  3132 Vela Planetary nebula
75 NGC  6124 Scorpius Open cluster
76 NGC  6231 Scorpius Open cluster
77 NGC  5128 Centaurus Peculiar radio g Cen A radio source
78 NGC  6541 Corona Australis Globular cluster
79 NGC  3201 Vela Globular cluster
80 NGC  5139 Centaurus Globular cluster Omega Centauri
81 NGC  6352 Ara Globular cluster
82 NGC  6193 Ara Open cluster
83 NGC  4945 Centaurus Sbc galaxy
84 NGC  5286 Centaurus Globular cluster
85 IC   2391 Vela Open cluster Omicron Vel Cluster
86 NGC  6397 Ara Globular cluster
87 NGC  1261 Horologium Globular cluster
88 NGC  5823 Circinus Open cluster
89 NGC  6067 Norma Open cluster S Nor Cluster
90 NGC  2867 Carina Planetary nebula
91 NGC  3532 Carina Open cluster
92 NGC  3372 Carina Bright nebula Eta Carinae Nebula
93 NGC  6752 Pavo Globular cluster
94 NGC  4755 Crux Open cluster Jewel Box Cluster
95 NGC  6025 Triangulum Aus. Open cluster
96 NGC  2516 Carina Open cluster
97 NGC  3766 Centaurus Open cluster
98 NGC  4609 Crux Open cluster
99 -- Crux Dark nebula Coal Sack
100 IC   2944 Centaurus Open cluster Gamma Cen Cluster
101 NGC  6744 Pavo SBb galaxy
102 IC   2602 Carina Open cluster Theta Car Cluster
103 NGC  2070 Dorado Bright nebula Tarantula Nebula
104 NGC  362 Tucana Globular cluster
105 NGC  4833 Musca Globular cluster
106 NGC  104 Tucana Globular cluster 47 Tucanae
107 NGC  6101 Apus Globular cluster
108 NGC  4372 Musca Globular cluster
109 NGC  3195 Chamaeleon Planetary nebula

 


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