The Universe Today : The Oriani Galaxy M61

From today we will begin posting views of the universe in our own unique way. We will take an image taken via a telescope on each day and process the image to try and bring out some interesting features for that object.

No one really knows the color and appearance of the galaxies and nebula out there and what you see in magazines and online are someone’s artistic view of what it may look like. We will do much the same but hopefully bring out some details of each object that you will not see elsewhere.

Today’s object is the Oriani Galaxy , or M61.

If you look at our processed image of this galaxy you will see some of the 6 supernova that have been seen in this galaxy. The supernova are shown in the picture below the nucleus of the galaxy. There may be more suypernova on the left edge of the galaxy.

The image below was processed by

oriani galaxy (M61) 9th March 2011 (Click to Enlarge)

~ by sydneystargazers on March 9, 2011.

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