CCD Catalog of Galaxies

Images by Enrico Prosperi


A certain number of galaxies scheduled by R.A. celestial coordinates were selected and their images are available here. Select the area of interest and click on names to see them!  

They were acquired from the home-observatory of the author at Castelmartini, municipality of Larciano - Pistoia - ITALY. The site is located near Florence, 35m over the sea level, in a suburban environment.  
The image database was conceived for SN-search reference and consequently particular attention was devoted to prevent saturation while aesthetic criteria were only marginally considered. 
The images represent a good example of what can be obtained by an amateur under similar conditions.

M101 galaxy in the Big Dipper
Galaxy catalog area selection (R.A.)
00:00 - 02:00 02:00 - 06:00 06:00 - 10:30 10:30 - 12:00 12:00 - 15:00 Virgo-Coma cluster 15:00 - 20:00 20:00 - 24:00
Last update: 1998/08/23

Instrumentation:HiSIS 22 The images result from the application to each of them of the following processing technique: Finally You can see them.

The astronomical images, acquired by the author since 1994, have been collected in a CD-ROM together with a selection of the best astronomical and image processing freeware and shareware. 

Enrico Prosperi -- E-Mail: - via Bartolini, 1317 - 51036 Larciano (PT) - Italy.   Tel. +39-0573-84111
Professore di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni
Istituto Tecnico Industriale "Silvano Fedi" - via Panconi 39 - 51100 Pistoia - Italy - Tel. 573-23185/6

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