Another image uploaded!

Hi all,

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.

You will find this one at:

Messier 55. NGC 6809

Enjoy!
Josep

A new image has been uploaded

Hi all,

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.

You can find the final result at:

NGC 6188 and The Fighting Dragons of Ara

Enjoy!
Josep

The first image taken with the new 24″ has been uploaded

Hi all,

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:

NGC 6888. CALDWELL 27

Enjoy,
Josep
PS: There are already some more images that have been finished and are currently being processed (M 76, IC 1396, NGC 281, a fragment of NGC 6995 and several others). Stay tuned…

An image of Messier 22 has been uploaded

Hi all,

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:

Messier 22. NGC 6656

Enjoy!
Josep

The nebula containing the Southern Tadpoles had been catalogued before…

Hi all,

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:

The Southern Tadpoles

Enjoy,

Josep

A new image, the galaxy NGC 3521, the Bubble Galaxy

Hi all,

A new image has been uploaded. This time a beautiful galaxy, NGC 3521, the Bubble Galaxy. This is a galaxy with two characteristics: it is “flocculent” meaning that its contains huge amounts of dust distributed in a specific way and also that it has shells (star streams around it) that are the remains of older encounters and mergers with other, most probably smaller) galaxies. You will find it at:

NGC 3521, the Bubble Galaxy

Enjoy!
Josep

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