We are back to the nebulae. This time, a segment of a very large emission nebula just North of the Vela Supernova Remnant. This nebula was catalogued by Colin Gum (1955), as well as by Rodgers, Campbell and Whiteoak. It then receives the names Gum 15 and RCW 32.
Again an image of a globular cluster. This time, Messier 62 takes the stage. Another high resolution Messier for the project. This is, like M15, M30, M70 and M79, a compact cluster that underwent core collapse. You can find additional info and the image at:
An image of the beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 1232 has been uploaded. This quite large galaxy has several unique-ish characteristics. In 2013, the CHANDRA X-ray Observatory took an image of this galaxy and revealed an, until then, unknown smoking gun of a previous collision with a dwarf galaxy. You can find this and more at:
Connected with the project Messier Objects in High Resolution, one of its numerous globulars, M70, has been uploaded. This cluster is one of the small globulars in the Messier Catalog, but its colors and surroundings are beautiful.
This is the third Messier galaxy that is uploaded today. This time, M106 in on stage. This galaxy has somw peculiarities. It has not one, but two sets of arms. One with stars (as usual) and the second set of arms with hot gas. Another peculiarity is the existence of a water megamaser at its central ring. This has allowed the cosmologists to determine, with good precision, our distance to M106.
An image of Messier 51 has been uploaded. Continuing with the project to capture all Messier objects with high resolution telescopes, this time, M51 has been the chosen one (and I hope to upload two more Messier galaxies today). You can find it at:
This image of a tiny nebula was taken already several weeks ago. I took it at the suggestion of Don Goldman. This nebula has an unusual structure that took several years to be understood. You can find the image and all details and explanations at: