Section member Mark Beveridge sent in all of the submissions to the section this month, a total of fifteen digital images.
Ten of these were of galaxies or pairs of galaxies; the first three images below can all be found in the constellation of Pegasus:
NGC 7479 is a barred spiral starburst galaxy, with new stars being formed in the nucleus, the bar and the spiral arms.
Nearby in Andromeda is edge – on barred spiral galaxy NGC 7640:
Mark imaged face – on spiral galaxy NGC 488 in Pisces:
The next five images of galaxies are all within the constellation of Cetus:
Mark imaged two planetary nebulae; NGC 6765 in Lyra and NGC 6778 in Aquila:
Mark also captured the Iris reflection nebula in the constellation of Cepheus:
All of the above images were taken using a Celestron 200mm Edge HD SCT at f10.4 with a SXR-H814 mono camera plus red, green and blue filters.
Using a focal reducer to give a focal ratio of around 7.3 Mark took a further two images of nebulae; M42 emission nebula and IC 434 the Horsehead emission/dark nebula; both in the constellation of Orion.