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Thread: What are some good DSO's to image aside from the messier objects?

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    Default What are some good DSO's to image aside from the messier objects?



    Just got my ES80 APO and an AVX mount! I'm planning on doing all of the messier objects but am hungry for more cool DSO's to image!! Just a note, all of my imaging will be unguided.
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    Default Re: What are some good DSO's to image aside from the messier objects?

    I your a fan of clusters there are lots of those.

    Also if your using a planetarium software search for bright ngc objects.

    Thing is though a lot of the objects that are not on the messier list are either very small or not very bright and will require longer guiding.

    But frankly the messier list alone can keep you occupied for years. Sometimes it takes me months to collect sufficient data on some objects.
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    Default Re: What are some good DSO's to image aside from the messier objects?

    Good stuff on the Herschel 400 list. Lots of galaxies though, but also some nice open and globular clusters, some brighter nebula.

    Also, keep an eye in the Astrophotography subforum. You can usually tell what "season" it is by the types of images presented.

    Summer is nebula season it seems. The Veil, North America, Crescent, Helix, not to mention the gorgeous Messier stuff in Sagittarius, the Rho Ophiuchus complex.

    As autumn rolls around, we get back into galaxies, but there are some great nebulae too. Other than the Messier objects, look for the Heart and Soul nebulae in Cassiopeia, Cocoon Nebula, Iris Nebula, Ghost Nebula, Double Cluster, M31, Stephen's Quintet, NGC 891...

    I could go on for days...
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    Default Re: What are some good DSO's to image aside from the messier objects?

    IC434 - Horsehead Nebula
    NGC6960 - Western Veil Nebula (Witched Broom)
    NGC6992 - Eastern Veil Nebula
    NGC7000 - North American Nebula
    NGC6880 - Crescent Nebula
    NGC1499 - California Nebula
    NGC7635 - Bubble Nebula
    NGC281 - Pacman Nebula
    NGC2237 - Rosette Nebula
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    Default Re: What are some good DSO's to image aside from the messier objects?

    There's also the Caldwell Catalogue: another 110 objects that are just as good as the Messier objects but just didn't make that list.

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    Default Re: What are some good DSO's to image aside from the messier objects?

    I'll echo what Kathy said, include the Caldwell list in your list of targets.

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    Default Re: What are some good DSO's to image aside from the messier objects?

    About 50% of the Caldwell objects are too low in the Southern sky.

    Try the RASC Finest 110 NGC's
    a) No overlap with any Messier object
    b) Northern Latitude friendly

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    Default Re: What are some good DSO's to image aside from the messier objects?

    That is a lot of good info
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