a few astrophotographs taken this past week

by Robert Vanderbei

Below is the picture I took two night’s ago of the Needle Galaxy (aka NGC 4565).

NGC4565 - edge on galaxy, The Needle Galaxy

NGC 4565, The Needle Galaxy – image by Robert Vanderbei

For those who are interested in more details about the telescope, the camera, and the exposure, check out this webpage.

And, a few nights before that I grabbed a new pic of globular cluster M5 which I then combined with one taken some years ago to make an animated gif showing several blinking RR Lyrae stars and a few Cepheids.

Here’s the webpage with those pics (scroll down to the third image to see the animated gif).

–Bob

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