An image of the Type I Seyfert galaxy NGC 1566 has been uploaded. Sometimes called “the Spanish Dancer” galaxy, NGC 1566 is considered a “variable” galaxy, in terms of its variability of the broad lines that define its classification as Type I. You can find the image and additional explanation at:
The previous image of NGC 261 has been updated with additional data, this time the resulting image is a 2 panel mosaic. This nebula is located in the Small Magellanic Cloud and it is surrounded by many emission nebulae and open clusters. You can find the new image in the previous page at:
An image of IC 4633 surrounded by a beautiful Integrated Flux Nebula has been uploaded. This galaxy is located in the relatively poorly studied constellation Apus. You can find the image as well as some more information at:
An image of IC 1396A, the Elephant Trunk, has been uploaded. This is an image taken with narrowband filters and with the colors mapped to a more natural color, in order to better provide an image similar to the original nebula. You can find the image, as well as some more information at:
An image of IC 1396A, the Elephant Trunk, has been uploaded. This is an image taken with narrowband filters and with the colors mapped to a modified Hubble Palette, in order to better enhance the differences in composition of the gases present in the nebula. You can find the image, as well as some more information at:
Today, we have a second globular cluster, Messier 75. I took this cluster about a year ago and had this data “process pending” since. Finally, this beautiful and very compact cluster has been processed and uploaded.
An image of NGC 7023, the Iris Nebula, has been uploaded. This is a broadband LRGB image (actually, some frames through an Halpha filter were also taken, but not used for the final image, because they did not seem to add anything).
This is a beautiful nebula, but also a very interesting object. You can find the image and additional information at:
A new image has been uploaded. This time it is a planetary nebula, NGC 6543 (the Cat’s Eye Nebula). Believe it or not, but over 830 images have been combined to create this image. Numerous short (6, 60 and 600 seconds in Halpha, OIII and NII for the core) together with multiple longer exposures (40 minutes in Halpha and OIII for the halo) were needed to compensate the immense dynamic range of this nebula.