Home: Galaxies, Nebulae, Comets. They all can be inspiring.

There are many interesting galaxies and nebula for the amateur astronomer to observe. This website shows some general objects, as well as some more challenging peculiar galaxies, multiple systems and galaxy clusters. Every now and then, new CCD-photos and observing notes are added, to show what can be interesting and fun to observe.


This web site shows some highlights gathered from the cosmical zoo. Older photos have mostly been taken with an ST6 CCD camera. More recent ones have been taken with an STL-11000M camera.


Browse and pick your favorites to observe at your next observing session.


Observatory design and CCD-photos by Ivar Hamberg.

The Sun in H-alpha: Active Region AR 2665. A nice prominence is visible at the limb. Taken at July 15, 2017 with a 60mm Solar telescope.

The Sun in H-alpha: A very prominent prominence shows up at the suns limb on June 25, 2017.

Below: Observing from downtown Stockholm can be challenging, but gives also new opportunities.


Below: Dramatic Prominence - Solar prominences on June 17, 2017. Photographed with a small 60 mm solar telescope.


M101: This is a nice spiral galaxy fairly close to us. It shows lots of interesting HII regions.


Comet Lovejoy C/2015Q2: 22sec from downtown Stockholm on February 10. The comet was slowly fading in February, and the tail is difficult to see from the center of the city.

Comet Lovejoy

The Observatory: The observatory dome is situated on an island northeast of Stockholm.

Below:: Magic Evening - The passing Swan created a Light Winged Golden Bird out of the reflected crescent moon - May 9, 2016

Galaxies for Fun

Astronomical CCD photos on peculiar galaxies and other astronomical stuff. www.galaxies.se - by Ivar Hamberg

www.galaxies.se - Ivar Hamberg - Updated 2017, Sept 14 Email: ivar.hamberg (at) gmail.com