NGC 3576 uploaded!

Hi all,

 

A wonderful nebula has been uploaded. NGC 3576 is an emission nebula in the constellation Carina. This image has been taken in narrowband (Ha, OIII and SII), by my telescope partner Don Goldman, whom I am thankful for allowing me to use and process this image. The processing has been, as usual, trying to reproduce the original visible spectrum of this nebula. More about it here:

NGC 3576, the Statue of Liberty Nebula

Enjoy,

Josep

The third image uploaded today! NGC 4833, Caldwell 105

Hi all,

 

This image breaks a tradition in the latest images I have posted: it is not a Nebula!! NGC 4833 is a globular cluster that is considered to be one of the oldest globulars in our galaxy. It is considered to be older than M 5, itself about 13 billion years old!. You can find it at:

NGC 4833, Caldwell 105

Enjoy!

Josep

PS: the next image will be again a nebula… promised! even very probably a 1×2 mosaic…

 

Another image posted: NGC 6188

Hi All,

An image of NGC 6188 (together with its associated open cluster, NGC 6193) has been already uploaded. This narrowband image (only Ha and OIII, no SII this time) shows extraordinary detail in the “rim” area. This nebula is usually processed in the Hubble Color Palette (HCP) rather than in natural color, but I prefer this color palette and this is what you fill find at:

http://astrodrudis.com/ngc-6188-and-ngc-6193-caldwell-82

Enjoy!

Josep

 

A special nebula: NGC 3324, the Gabriela Mistral Nebula

Hi all,

I have just uploaded a new image. This time, NGC 3324, the Gabriela Mistral Nebula (due to the resemblance of it to the face of the Chilean Nobel Prize Laureate), an emission nebula that is part of the Eta Carinae Nebula complex. It is a narrowband image that, as usual, has been processed as to reproduce the natural optical spectrum of the nebula. Remarkable in this image is that the OIII emission (teal-bluish in color) is quite strong in the “face” area, and it better shows the “face” of Gabriela Mistral than in regular RGB images.

You can find it at:

https://astrodrudis.com/ngc-3324-the-gabriela-mistral-nebula/

Enjoy!

Josep

 

A remarkable nebula: IC 4685

Hi all,

 

Another image has been uploaded! It is IC 4685, an image containing several nebulae (emission/reflection/dark) in it. The image has been taken in narrowband and combined so as to reproduce the nebula’s natural colors. The presence of IC 1274 (a blue reflection nebula) has been solved by taking broadband blue subframes and blending them into the OIII and Halpha masters in order to get a better reproduction of this kind of nebula. The narrowband images account for the enhanced details.

 

I want to thank Don Goldman (I am his telescope partner) for his invaluable help in blending the blue master with the rest of the color data. His patience with me knows no limits and he immediately responded my cry for help…

 

Image and more information at:

 

https://astrodrudis.com/ic-4685/

Enjoy!

Josep

 

Recovering the pace… A new image has been uploaded: M 83

Hello everybody!

 

A new image has been uploaded! M 83, the Southern Pinwheel galaxy has been imaged, together with the star stream LEDA 166170, in what is (up to my knowledge) the first amateur image to capture both objects. In order to be able to do this, the images taken with two separate amateur telescopes have been blended. More info here:

M 83-NGC 5236-Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

Enjoy!

Josep

PS: Stay tuned, because several images are close to be uploaded…

 

A new image: The Pelican Nebula, fragment.

Hi all,

 

Another image has been uploaded: IC 5067-IC 5070, the Pelican Nebula. This image has been taken with the Schulman Telescope, an excellent 32 inch RC telescope atop Mount Lemmon, AZ, USA. Given the quality of the original data, I have taken special care in its processing, trying, as usual, to keep the original colors as well as extract as much detail as possible. You can find an explanation of part of the science affecting in this nebula here:

 

https://astrodrudis.com/ic-5070-ic-5067-the-pelican-nebula/

 

Enjoy!

Josep

 

 

 

 

Two new images have been uploaded! Vela CNR and NGC 2736

Hi all,

 

Two new images have been uploaded. The first one is the wide field image of the Vela Supernova Remnant (SNR), that you can find at:

Vela Supernova Remnant

The second one is NGC 2736, the Pencil Nebula (taken with the 20″) that you will find at:

NGC 2736. The Pencil Nebula

Both images have been taken through narrowband filters (Ha and OIII), except for the stars, that have been taken through RGB filters (as usual).

There will be two more images of fragments of the Vela SNR taken with the 20″. They are currently being processed and will be uploaded soon.

Enjoy!

Josep

 

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