Unistellar eVscope - Specialties Gallery Part 2

Thin Galaxies | Supernovae | Large Galaxies, Galaxies Seen from Above | Interacting Galaxies | A Double Star in the Messier Catalog | Links

On this page as well, I present special DSO taken with my Unistellar eVscope. Here, the focus is on galaxies. The list is redundant with other galleries, but here I point to objects that are in one or the other respect "special." I present galaxies that are "special" or have "special guests" in the field of view. I also add short explanations...

Note: As I sold the eVscope in mid-March 2022, no more new photos will be added.

I present other "special" objects on pages Unistellar eVscope - Specialty Gallery Part 1 (various objects) and Unistellar eVscope - Specialty Gallery Part 3 (multiple galaxies).

Note: See page Overview of the Unistellar Pages for just that!

 

Thin Galaxies (Seen Edge-on or Oblique, Lenticular Galaxies, ...)

         

M 102 - Jun 12, 2020, processed

 

M 104 - Apr 22, 2020, processed

 

M 108 - Mar 6, 2021, processed

   

NGC 891 - Sep 18, 2020, processed

 

NGC 2683 - Mar 6, 2021, processed

 

NGC 3115 - Mar 14, 2020, processed

   

NGC 3628 - Mar 7, 2021, processed

 

NGC 3877 - May 5, 2020, processed

 

NGC 4236 - Jun 12, 2020, processed

   

NGC 4244 - Mar 6, 2021, processed

 

NGC 4565 - May 21, 2020, processed

 

NGC 4631/27 - May 21, 2020, processed

       

NGC 5907 - Sep 18, 2020, processed

       

Descriptions:

 

Supernovae

M 61 with Supernova 2020jfo (Virgo)

         

M 61 - Mar 24, 2020, processed

 

M 61 - Mar 24, 2020, processed

 

M 61 - Mar 24, 2020, processed, SN 2020jfo marked with arrow

I looked for the galaxy M 61 in constellation Virgo for a second time, because I wanted to find the supernova 2020jfo (Unistellar task). It was discovered on May 6, 2020 and can/could be observed for a short period of time.

M 85 with Supernova 2020nlb (Coma Berenices) and NGC 4394

         

M 85 - Apr 22, 2020, processed

 

M 85 - Jul 18, 2020, processed

 

M 85 - Jul 18, 2020, arrow points to 2020nlb

         

M 85 - May 21, 2020, processed

 

M 85 - Jul 18, 2020, processed; b&w

 

M 85 - Jul 18, 2020, arrow points to 2020nlb

The elliptical galaxy M 85 in constellation Coma Berenices can be observed together with the small spiral galaxy NGC 4394 in the eVscope. The supernova 2020nlb was discovered on June 25, 2020 and is therefore not visible on the photos from April and May 2020. On the photos from July 2020 it is included (see arrows).

NGC 4636 with Supernova 2020ue (Virgo)

    

NGC 4636 with supernova 2020ue - Feb 8, 2020

 

NGC 4636 with supernova 2020ue - Feb 8, 2020, processed

I looked for the galaxy NGC 4636 in constellation Virgo only, because I wanted to find the supernova 2020ue (Unistellar task). It was discovered in January 2020. I cannot present "Before" photos because I received the eVscope only at the end of January 2020.

NGC 514 with Supernova 2020uxz (Pisces)

         

NGC 514 - Nov 17, 2020, supernova marked

 

NGC 514 - Nov 17, 2020, supernova marked

 

NGC 514 - Nov 17, 2020, supernova marked

I looked for the galaxy NGC 514 in constellation Pisces only, because I wanted to find the supernova 2020uxz. It was discovered in October 2020. I cannot present "Before" photos.

 

Large Galaxies, Galaxies Seen from Above

M 31 (Andromeda Galaxy; Andromeda)

         

M 31 - Aug 24, 2020, processed

 

M 31 - Aug 24, 2020, processed

 

M 31 - Aug 24, 2020, processed

   

M 32 - Aug 24, 2020, processed

 

M 32 - Aug 24, 2020, processed

 

M 110 - Aug 24, 2020, processed

The Andromeda Galaxy M 31 is the closest milky way in the universe and contains two other small galaxies M 32 and M 110; M 110 does not fit into the field of view of the eVscope.

M 33 (Triangulum Galaxy; Triangulum)

         

M 33 - Sep 7, 2020, processed

 

M 33 - Sep 7, 2020, processed; the red dot points to the brightest H II region in M 33, NGC 604

 

M 33 - Sep 18, 2020, processed

The Triangulum Galaxy M 33 in constellation Triangulum is the third largest galaxy in the "local group," which also contains our Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy M 31. It includes a number of HII regions, which correspond to galactic emission nebulae. The brightest of these is NGC 604 that I discovered on an eVscope photo in February 2020.

M 81 (Bode Galaxy; Ursa Major) and M 82 (Cigar Galaxy; Ursa Major)

         

M 81 - Mar 7, 2021, processed

 

M 81 - Mar 8, 2021, processed

 

M 81 - Mar 8, 2021, processed

   

M 82 - Mar 8, 2021, processed

 

M 82 - Mar 8, 2021, processed

 

M 82 - Mar 8, 2021, processed

M 81 (Bode Galaxy) is the main galaxy of a galaxy group in Ursa Major / Great Bear, which also includes the M 82 galaxy (Cigar Galaxy). Only in a small telescope, the two can be observed together, because the viewing angle should be at least 1.5° (I was able to observe both at once in 2019). M 81 is a spiral galaxy, which is seen from above, whereas M 82 is an irregular galaxy, which is seen edge-on.

M 101 (Pinwheel Galaxy; Ursa Major)

         

M 101 - Mar 6, 2021, processed

 

M 101 - Mar 6, 2021, processed

 

M 101 - Mar 6, 2021, processed

The spiral galaxy M 101 (Pinwheel Galaxy) in the constellation Ursa Major is seen face-on, similar to M 99 and M 100, but much larger than both; quite impressive in the eVscope.

 

Interacting Galaxies

M 51 and NGC 5195 (Canes Venatici)

         

M 51 - Apr 22, 2020, processed

 

M 51 - Jun 12, 2020, processed

 

M 51 - Mar 6, 2021, processed

The spiral galaxy M 51 in the constellation Canes Venatici is also called Whirlpool galaxy. According to Karkoschka, it is easily visible with its bright core, but the long spiral arms are only faintly visible even in the telescope. A spiral arm winds to the galaxy NGC 5195. Stoyan writes that there are two interacting galaxies: NGC 5194 and NGC 5195.

NGC 3227/26 (Arp 94 or Holm 187; Leo)

         
NGC 3227 - Mar 6, 2021, processed; NGC 3226 on top   NGC 3227 - Mar 6, 2021, processed; NGC 3226 on top   NGC 3227 - Mar 6, 2021, processed; NGC 3226 on top

The barred spiral galaxy NGC 3227 in the constellation Leo interacts wit the elliptical galaxy NGC 3226 and forms a group with it (Arp 94 or Holm 187).

NGC 4435/38 (The Eyes; Virgo)

         

NGC 4435/38 - Mar 8, 2021, processed

 

NGC 4435/38 - Mar 8, 2021, processed

 

NGC 4435/38 - Mar 8, 2021, processed

The lenticular galaxies NGC 4435 and NGC 4438 in the constellation Virgo form "The Eyes" or also called "Eyes Galaxies".

NGC 4490/4485 (Cocoon Galaxies; Canes Venatici)

         

NGC 4490/4485 - Mar 6, 2021, processed

 

NGC 4490/4485 - Mar 6, 2021, processed

 

NGC 4490/4485 - Mar 6, 2021, processed

The galaxy NGC 4490 in constellation Canes Venatici can be observed together with the smaller galaxy NGC 4485 in the eVscope. Together, both are referred to as "Cocoon Galaxies." These two galaxies are also interacting with each other.

NGC 4567/68 (Siamese Twins, Butterfly Galaxies; Virgo)

         

NGC 4567/68 - Mar 8, 2021, processed

 

NGC 4567/68 - Mar 8, 2021, processed

 

NGC 4567/68 - Mar 8, 2021, processed

NGC 4567/8 are two spiral galaxies in the Virgo cluster; they are also called "The Siamese Twins" or "The Butterfly Galaxies"

NGC 5426 and NGC 5427 (Arp 271; Virgo)

    

NGC 5426/27 - May 31, 2021

 

NGC 5426/27 - May 31, 2021, processed (Polarr)

The spiral galaxies NGC 5426 and NGC 5427 in the constellation Virgo are interacting with one another and form a pair that is called Arp 271.

 

A Double Star in the Messier Catalog - with Galaxies as Companions...

         

M 40 - Mar 20, 2020

 

M 40 - Mar 20, 2020, processed

 

M 40 - Mar 20, 2020, ditto with arrows pointing to galaxies

   

Map (SkySafari) showing M 40 and the galaxies NGC 4284, NGC 4290, and PGC 39934

 

 

It remains a mystery to many people, why Charles Messier included a double star as M 40 in his catalogue. When I looked closer at my photo of M 40, I noticed two small galaxies in the field of view, maybe even a third one (NGC 4284, NGC 4290, and maybe PGC 39934)...

 

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