An image of NGC 3242, the Ghost of Jupiter, has been uploaded

Hi all,

Following the reprisal of uploading new images, an image of NGC 3242, a planetary nebula has been uploaded.

This nebula shows two distinct nebulosities, the planetary itself and the surrounding nebula, the origin of which is not yet fully known. This is not an easy target, due to the very wide dynamic range found in the frame. You can find it at:

NGC 3242, the Ghost of Jupiter Nebula

Enjoy!

An image of NGC 2626 has been uploaded!

Hi all,

An image of an interesting reflection/emission nebula has been uploaded. This is a reflection nebula located just on top of an emission nebula (RCW 27) and an active starbirth area. As a confirmation, even a Herbig Haro object is in the frame (HH 132).

You can find this image at:

NGC 2626, a reflection nebula

Enjoy!

Josep

Another image has been uploaded

Hi all,

Another image has been uploaded. This time, it’s a quite peculiar nebula, N70, located in the Large Magellanic Cloud. This nebula is often considered as a supernova remnant, but its shape has been also affected by the presence of a tight group of hot O and B stars (LH114). It is quite bright in SII, what can be seen in its Sulphur rich right lobe.

You will find it, as well as some more details at:

https://astrodrudis.com/n70-henize-70/

Enjoy!

Josep

 

A wide field of the Eta Carinae Nebula, enhanced with high resolution images has been uploaded

Hi all,

An image of the Eta Carinae Nebula has been uploaded. It is a wide field image taken with a Takahashi FSQ 106 from the iTelescope site 230×230 arcmin. As long as I already had several (six) images of this region, taken with the CDK 20″, I have blended them into the SuperLuminance of the wide field image in order to get a higher resolution final image. You will find the result at:

https://astrodrudis.com/ngc-3372-eta-carinae-nebula-a-wide-field/

Enjoy!

Josep

 

Two new images (and a reprocessed one) have been uploaded

Hi all,

I have just uploaded a reprocessed image of the ¬†-4×4 deg- ¬†wide field Vela Supernova Remnant. This should be the definitive one. I have also added two fragments captured with the CDK 20″. All images were taken as bicolor narrowband (Halpha and OIII). The fragment #2 has been rotated in order to give a better aesthetics for this individual image, but their position in the wider frame has been annotated in an image in the same page.

You can find all of them at:

Vela Supernova Remnant

Enjoy!

Josep

An image of M33 has been uploaded

Hi all,

An image of Messier 33, taken with the RC500 has been uploaded. Of course, the field of view (30x29arcmin) is smaller than the complete galaxy (69×42 arcmin) and, therefore, what is shown is the central region. It includes the large HII regions, NGC 604, NGC 595 and IC 142. This image is the result of 27 hours of exposure.

You will find it at:

Messier 33. The Triangulum Galaxy

Enjoy!

Josep

A new image (of a nebula) has been uploaded

Hi all,

 

A new image has been uploaded to the web site. This time, it’s a nebula: NGC 2467. This is a rather interesting nebula, because it is an active star nursery. It has many (45) YSOs (Young Stellar Objects) and five of them have been labelled in the annotated copy. One remarkable feature of this image is that the Halpha images were taken with a 3nm filter, leaving “untouched” the vast Eastern region that, then, can be captured with the OIII filter, showing an area with beautiful loops.

You can find it at:

NGC 2467. The Skull and Crossbones Nebula

Enjoy!

Josep

 

Another image has been uploaded!

Hi all,

Now that I’m back to normal activity, I have uploaded another image. This time, it is an emission nebula, very well known and that has a special significance to me: NGC 6888, the Crescent Nebula. It is the first image that I have taken with a new (for me) telescope. Since some months ago, I am in partnership in the Blackbird II Observatory, belonging to Jay GaBany, a quite well known guru in the astrophotographic world. From now on, I will be sporadically uploading Northern images too, besides the Southern Hemisphere images that I will keep on taking, because I will keep my partnership with Don for as long as possible.

This image still needs some tweaking and the final version will be uploaded later on, but for the time being, this is what I have. You will find this image and some more details at:

NGC 6888. Caldwell 27

Enjoy,

Josep

 

An image of NGC 6727 has been uploaded

Hi all,

 

A new image, again a reflection nebula, has been uploaded. This time, again and as with IC 2220, I have taken LRGB and Halpha for a reflection nebula. The goal here was to be able to capture as many as possible of the thirteen Herbig Haro objects in this field. The deep 8 hours of Ha have allowed for all HHs to be captured. You will find this image, as well as an annotated copy, at:

NGC 6726/NGC 6727 and more

Enjoy,

Josep

 

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