Following with the slow completion of the Messier Catalog taken with high resolution telescopes, today we have another globular: Messier 79. This globular seems to have an extragalactic origin. Information on this cluster as well as on the image can be found at:
An image of the nova remnant Cederblad 211, corresponding to the star R Aqr, has been uploaded. This star is a binary system with one of the members being a white dwarf. It pulls material off the primary Mira-type variable star and then explodes as a recurrent nova leaving the beautiful Ced 211 behind… You can find the image and some more info at:
An image of Messier 54, a special globular cluster, has been uploaded. This (visually pretty “normal”) cluster is located at the center of the Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy, a Milky Way satellite, and has several curiosities in its structure. You can find it all at:
An image of a fragment of Eta Carina has been uploaded. This image has been taken with narrowband filters and color mapped to the HCP (Hubble). The amazing colors are strictly the ones obtained with this palette, without any further manipulation.
An image of M12, one of the 29 globulars that are present in the Messier Catalog, has been uploaded. This cluster was stripped of about one Million of low mass stars during, supposedly, one crossing through denser parts of the Milky Way. You can find the information and the image at:
An image of the Cygnus Wall (fragment of NGC 7000) has been uploaded. This is an important star birth region. This image has been color mapped according to a modified Hubble color palette. You can find it at: