Galaxies

M81 Bodes Galaxy / M82 Cigar Galaxy
Captured on 30. May 2021
Exposure time: ca. 107 frames each 60 sec.
Total exposure time : 1 hr. 47 min.

M81 is a spiral galaxy and about 12 million light years. With a brightness of 7.0 mag it is already well visible with binoculars.

Source: Wikipedia (M81)

M82 is about 12±1 million light years away and a spiral galaxy in the constellation of the Big Dipper. M82 is gravitationally bound to the slightly larger spiral galaxy M81.

Source: Wikipedia (M82)

M101 Pinwheel Galaxy
Captured on 13./14./17. Jun 2021
Exposure time: ca. 377 frames each 77 sec.
Total exposure time : 8 hrs.

M101 is a spiral galaxy and about 16 million light years away from us in the constellation of the Big Dipper.

Source: Wikipedia (M101)

M31 Andromeda Galaxy
Captured on 07. Oct 2021
Exposure time: 23 frames per 300 sec.
Total exposure time: 2 hrs.

M31 Andromeda Galaxy is the closest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way, which is about 2.5 million light years away

Source: Wikipedia (M31)

NGC 891-Silver Sliver Galaxy
Captured on 10. Oct 2021
Exposure time: 18 images each 240 sec.

NGC 891 is a spiral galaxy and about 30 million light years away from us. It is located in the northernmost starry sky in the constellation Andromeda.

Source: Wikipedia (NGC891)

M106 (NGC 4258) an intermediate spiral galaxy
Captured on 25-27. Mar 2022 and 17-18. Apr 2022
Exposure time: 158 images with 360 sec each and 37 images with 900 sec (L-eXreme filter)
Total exposure time: 25Std 3 Min.

M106 is an intermediate spiral galaxy and with a distance of about 23 million light years The galaxy lies in the vicinity of several galaxy groups, as a member of which the galaxy is listed depending on the author, for example the Ursa Major group, the Coma Sculptor group, the Canes Venatici I group or the Canes Venatici II group. The galaxy has a diameter of about 135,000 light-years.

Source: Wikipedia (M106)

M51 Whirlpool Galaxy an interacting grand-design spiral galaxy
Captured on 20. Apr 2022
Exposure time: 10 images each 360 sec. and
Total exposure time: 1Std.

M51 is also interesting because it is one of the nearest galaxies with an active galactic nucleus, a type II Seyfert galaxy. Its center hides a supermassive black hole. It is a large spiral galaxy and about 25 million light years away from our Milky Way.

Source: Wikipedia (M51)

C7 / NGC 2403 is an intermediate spiral galaxy
Captured on 29. Aug 2022
Exposure time: 39 images each 480 sec. and
Total exposure time: 5.2 hrs.

It is about 10 million light years away from the Milky Way and has a diameter of about 70,000 light years.

Source: Wikipedia (C7 / NGC 2403)

M33 Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy
Taken on 22. Sep 2022
Exposure time: 26 images each 360 sec. and
Total exposure time: 2.6 hrs.

The M33 Triangulum Galaxy with the total brightness of 5.7 mag is thus the second brightest spiral galaxy in the night sky after the Andromeda galaxy and about 2.7 million light years away.

Source: Wikipedia (M33 Triangulum Galaxy)