An image of the Heart Nebula (IC 1805) has been uploaded. This image has meant over 99 hours of exposures (a three panel mosaic) through narrowband filters and short RGB exposures to give the stars a more natural color.
This area is creating stars at a high rate and, actually, nearly all bright spots in the picture are YSOs (Young Stellar Objects).
This is a classic image, taken with a high resolution telescope, that shows the fine differences between areas with different compositions, thanks to the use of the Hubble Color Palette. Also a “Natural Color” version is included.
It seems that, today, is the day when we will have several new images… This time is Messier 55, a globular cluster. This pretty globular also receives the name of “Summer Rose Star”, but it is not a totally popular name… This image is part of the project to get the Messier Objects taken with higher resolution telescopes.
A new image has been uploaded. This time it is a remake. My previous image of NGC 6188 (the Dragons of Ara) had a limited view of both Fighting Dragons. This suggested me to repeat the field, but with a 2 panel mosaic. This way, we can see both Dragons in their full extent. The image means over 39 hours of exposure (as usual, in narrowband), because I also used the previous partial images and they have been added to the new ones before processing in order to provide greater detail.
An image of the tiny but beautiful Planetary Nebula Messier 76 has been uploaded. This image was taken only with narrowband filters (Ha, OIII and NII). The over 26 hours of exposure has allowed for a great deal of detail to be extracted. Please, enjoy it at:
This time, it is THE image. This is the first image that I have been able to take with the new 24″ reflector that has been installed at New Mexico Skies. The chosen target is NGC 6888, the Crescent Nebula. You will be able to find it at:
A new image, this time Messier 22, a globular cluster, has been uploaded. This cluster is intrinsically the brightest one in Messier’s Catalogue, but its Southern declination does not allow for its real splendor to show up and it ranks below M13 or M5 to the Northern observers. This image has been taken from the Southern Hemisphere and you will find it at:
Once I published the image and description of the Southern Tadpoles, Sakib Rasool sent me an email correcting my description. The nebula had previously been catalogued by Colin Gum as Gum 37 and the “planetary nebula” that can be seen inside NGC 3572 has, very recently, been catalogued as a Photo-evaporating Globule, with the name PhJa 1.
The description that you can find in my web site has been corrected to include his comments. You can find it at: