An image of Messier 13 has been uploaded

Hi all,

An image of the globular cluster Messier 13 has been uploaded. This great cluster has a peculiar star (Barnard 29, a B2-spectral type star) that was once thought it had been “captured” while passing by. This is not the case, this hot, blue star originated inside M13. The image as well as more info on it and the cluster can be found at:

Messier 13. NGC 6205. The Great Hercules Cluster

Enjoy,
Josep

An image of Abell 21, a planetary nebula, has been uploaded

Hi all,

An image of Abell 21 has been uploaded. It is a quite deep image, showing not only the classic crescent shaped bright hemisphere, but also the faint one, so that this nebula can be considered “spherical” rather than crescent-shaped.You can find it as well as some more info at:

Abell 21. Medusa Nebula

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Josep

An image of NGC 1291, a “transitional” galaxy, has been uploaded

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An image of a “transitional” spiral galaxy, NGC 1291, has been uploaded. This spiral galaxy has a structure that has been considered an intermediate step between the young, bluish and with definite arms and the elliptical galaxies. You can find the image and some more info at:

NGC 1291.

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Josep

An image of Gum 48d has been uploaded

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An image of Gum 48d and the star HD 119796 has been uploaded. This is a peculiar HII region. Besides its fan-like structure, the cloud is in a second stage, where the star formation rate is lower, although still significant. The star HD 119796 is a triple star with the first component being a Yellow Hypergiant (40 solar masses…). You can find the image and nore info at:

Gum 48d and HD 119796

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Josep

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