An image of Gum 48d has been uploaded

Hi all,

An image of Gum 48d and the star HD 119796 has been uploaded. This is a peculiar HII region. Besides its fan-like structure, the cloud is in a second stage, where the star formation rate is lower, although still significant. The star HD 119796 is a triple star with the first component being a Yellow Hypergiant (40 solar masses…). You can find the image and nore info at:

Gum 48d and HD 119796

Enjoy,
Josep

An image of the Wizard Nebula has been uploaded

Hi all,

An image of NGC 7380, the Wizard Nebula, has been uploaded. This nebula belongs to the Cepheus Complex and is also catalogued as Sh2-142. Two versions of this narrowband image have been uploaded in this page: one with natural color and the second with an unusual combination of colors trying to better discern the distribution of the different gases. You can find the images, as well as more information at:

NGC 7380. The Wizard Nebula

Enjoy,
Josep

An image of the open cluster Messier 41 has been uploaded

Hi all,

An image of Messier 41 has been uploaded. This cluster was known at least since a hundred years before Messier included it in his catalog. Some writings suggest that even Aristotle knew it, but this is very uncertain.

You can find the image as well as some more information at:

Messier 41. NGC 2287

Enjoy,
Josep

An image of Messier 1 has been uploaded

Hi all,

An image of Messier 1, the Crab Nebula, has been uploaded. It is a very unusual view of the nebula, although it is a fully scientific one. The use of narrow bandpass filters, as well as a different color mapping have contributed to this special color.

You can find this image (as well as a “natural color” one) at:

Messier 1. NGC 1952

Enjoy!
Josep

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