An image of the spiral galaxy M94 has been uploaded

Hi all,

An image of the unusual spiral galaxy Messier 94 has been uploaded. M94 has three distinct rings, the very bright inner one, the central one (with fine structure given by the dust lanes) and the outer one that looks like not having any structure, but this is only in the optical region. In images taken with UV filters of in the mid-IR region, this outer ring shows a complex structure with spiral arms. You can see the image as well as some more info at

Messier 94. NGC 4736

Enjoy,
Josep

An image of Messier 71, a small and loosely packed globular, has been uploaded

Hi all,

An image of the globular cluster Messier 71 has been uploaded. This cluster has been discussed as open or globular since it was classified as a cluster. After several switches, finally in the 1970’s it was classified as globular based upon photometry and the presence of a horizontal branch in the H-R diagram, typical of globulars. The image as well as some more info can be found at:

Messier 71. NGC 6838

Enjoy,
Josep

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