Galaxies

Milky Way taken with a point-and-shoot Canon PowerShot S3IS camera piggy-backed onto a tracking mount during a star party in Caliraya, Laguna (60 seconds exposure, f/2.7, ISO 800). Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano. More Milky Way photos here.
M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy) along with its companion NGC5195. Sky-Watcher Equinox 100 ED, Canon 450D DSLR, ISO1600, 8 x 240 sec exposure. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano
M81 (Bode’s Galaxy) and M82 (Cigar Galaxy) Sky-Watcher Equinox 100 ED, Canon 450D DSLR, ISO1600, 4 x 240 sec exposure. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano
At a distance of 2.2 million light-years, Andromeda Galaxy is one of the most distant celestial objects visible to the naked eye. It is listed in astronomical catalogs as M31 or NGC 224. Sky-Watcher Equinox 100 ED, Canon 450D DSLR, ISO1600, 1 x 240 sec exposure. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano
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Wide-field image of the Andromeda Galaxy taken with a Canon 450D DSLR and a 50 mm f/1.8 kit lens, ISO 1600, 12 x 30 sec exposure, on November 11, 2012 under the dark clear skies of Boso-boso, Rizal, Philippines. The Andromeda Galaxy, even at a distance of 2.2 million light-years, is still visible to the naked eye and shows up well with any DSLR camera. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano
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The Triangulum Galaxy (sometimes referred to as Pinwheel Galaxy) is the most distant object that can be seen with the unaided eye, approximately 3 million light-years from Earth. Image taken with a 4-in f/9 refractor, Canon 450D DSLR, ISO 1600, 2 X 90 sec exposure, on December 30, 2011 under the dark clear skies of Camarines Norte, Philippines. The low surface brightness of Triangulum Galaxy makes it an extremely difficult target to observe visually in light-polluted skies. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano
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The Triangulum Galaxy (sometimes referred to as Pinwheel Galaxy) is the most distant object that can be seen with the unaided eye, approximately 3 million light-years from Earth. This wide-field image of the Triangulum Galaxy was taken with a Canon 450D DSLR and a 50 mm f/1.8 kit lens, ISO 1600, 30 sec exposure, on November 11, 2012 under the dark clear skies of Boso-boso, Rizal, Philippines. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano

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