Messier 8 deserves many pictures and this is what you can find in my web site. This one is the sixth image that I have taken, this time in close collaboration with Christian Sasse. This image is a two-pane mosaic that provides an original resolution of 10800×12300 px. I recommend exploring the core. You can find this image at:
IC 1396, also known as the Elephant Trunk Nebula, is one of the nebulas that show a great deal of detail. In this case, this is a reprocessed image, done to better show these details. You can find it at:
Recently, and taking advantage of the new processing tools currently available, I reprocessed this nebula. These new tools allow for an increased detail and the fine structure is better (and more reliably, seen. You can d¡find this new version (that has replaced the previous one) at:
An image of Mz 3, the Ant Nebula, has been uploaded. This planetary shows an intriguing structure that was studied, in 2018, by N. Clyne et al. This a very small and young planetary only visible from the Southern hemisphere. You can find the image at:
RCW 58 is an interesting mass ejection nebula located in the constellation Carina. This image, taken with a higher resolution camera is a second visit of this same object (the first one taken in 2018).
An image of WR 134, a mass ejection nebula located in the constellation Cygnus. Wolf-Rayet stars are very massive and eject huge amounts of gas (as well as their strong stellar winds carve their surrounding gas clouds). This very deep image shows the whole circular structure of this nebula.
Another image today… In this case, it’s NGC 3576, the Statue of Liberty Nebula. This is the fourth image of this nebula that you can find in my web site. In this case, the image was taken in the frame of the joint project with Christian Sasse. The large telescope (24 in) as well as the high resolution camera (103 MPx) allow for a very detailed image. You can find it at:
Usually, I don’t reprocess the images. The only exception is that, with time, it is clear to me that the initial image was incorrectly processed. This is the case of the beautiful emission-reflection nebula, IC 405. Judge for yourselves. You can find it at:
An image of the Prawn Nebula, IC 4628 has been uploaded. This is also the second image of this nebula that you can find in this web site. The peculiarity of this image is that the frames taken with the SII filter have been color mapped differently from its natural color, in order to better discern between the different gases that compose the nebula. This image is another result of the ongoing joint project with Christian Sasse. You can find the image and more information at: