An image of the Wizard Nebula has been uploaded

Hi all,

An image of NGC 7380, the Wizard Nebula, has been uploaded. This nebula belongs to the Cepheus Complex and is also catalogued as Sh2-142. Two versions of this narrowband image have been uploaded in this page: one with natural color and the second with an unusual combination of colors trying to better discern the distribution of the different gases. You can find the images, as well as more information at:

NGC 7380. The Wizard Nebula

Enjoy,
Josep

An image of the open cluster Messier 41 has been uploaded

Hi all,

An image of Messier 41 has been uploaded. This cluster was known at least since a hundred years before Messier included it in his catalog. Some writings suggest that even Aristotle knew it, but this is very uncertain.

You can find the image as well as some more information at:

Messier 41. NGC 2287

Enjoy,
Josep

An image of Messier 1 has been uploaded

Hi all,

An image of Messier 1, the Crab Nebula, has been uploaded. It is a very unusual view of the nebula, although it is a fully scientific one. The use of narrow bandpass filters, as well as a different color mapping have contributed to this special color.

You can find this image (as well as a “natural color” one) at:

Messier 1. NGC 1952

Enjoy!
Josep

An image of Messier 63 has been uploaded

Hi all,

Today, another Messier galaxy has been uploaded: M63, the Sunflower Galaxy. This galaxy has a weakly active nucleus and is classified as LINER. Remarkable in this galaxy is the presence of a very conspicuous star stream around it. This stream was discovered through a collaboration between amateur and professional astronomers in 2011. You can find the image as well as additional information at:

Messier 63. NGC 5055. The Sunflower Galaxy

Enjoy,
Josep

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