A special image has been uploaded. The Trapezium in M42 at High resolution

Hi all,

A new image has been uploaded. This time, it is something different: an image of the Trapezium area taken with a 60-inch Ritchey-Chrétien f/8 atop Palomar Observatory (focal length 12 meters…). The image covers 10×10 arcmin and the data are very good. You will find it at:

Messier 42. The Trapezium

Enjoy,
Josep

An image of a new nebula inside NGC 6589 has been uploaded

Hi all,

A new image has been uploaded. This time it has something new. One of the reflection nebulae in the image had a very apparent red bubble-like nebula inside it, but it was (so far) unknown. The discovery has been reported and published as a Research Note. The image and its explanation can be found at:

NGC 6595, NGC 6589 and IC 1284

The Research Note at:

https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2515-5172/ab722c

Enjoy!
Josep

An update on IC 2220 and the new bubble around it

Hi all,

One of the top astrophotographers, Rolf Olsen, has taken a deeper image of IC 2220, which contains the new bubble-like nebula discovered by my daughter Anna and myself about two years ago. His image is great and shows a great deal of detail. He has, generously, allowed me to include it in this web site. You can find it at the bottom of the page:

IC 2220 AND ANNA’S NEBULA

And also at his web site:

Rolf Olsen Astrophotography

Thanks, Rolf. Enjoy,

Josep

 

An image of the core of the Heart Nebula has been uploaded!

Hi all,

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.

You will find more info and the images at:

IC 1805, the Heart Nebula

Enjoy,
Josep

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