A Reflection Nebula has been added

Hi all,

A “new” image has been uploaded. I say “new” (in quotes) because this image was started in 2015. For some reason, I had decided to put this image on hold and I had not taken all required subframes (Red and Blue filters were still missing, because the ones I had were not OK).

Anyhow, I have finally taken the missing filters and here is the result:

IC 4603

Enjoy,

Josep

 

A new image of a galaxy has been uploaded

Hi all,

A new image has been uploaded. This time, a well known galaxy, NGC 300-Caldwell 70, a galaxy that, in spite of its “bland, boring and normal” appearance, hides some peculiarities. I started this image in 2016, but had abandoned it. I decided to finish it very recently… You can find the image and its details at:

NGC 300. Caldwell 70

Enjoy!

Josep

 

A new image has been uploaded!

Hi all,

This time, an image of another emission nebula has been uploaded. It’s a fragment of IC 2948, the Running Chicken Nebula. This is a structure found in the Western rim of the nebula. As usual, the image was taken in narrowband and mapped to natural color.

You can find it at:

IC 2948. The Running Chicken Nebula. A Detail

Enjoy,

Josep

Another nebula uploaded!

Hi all,

As the last upload for today, I published a very unusual planetary: HFG2. The original images were taken by my friend Don Goldman, who authorized me to process them and post the final result here. Thanks, Don! He was awarded, for his image, the Webb Deep-Sky Society Picture of the Month, in February 2018 (see link in the main article in this web site).

You can find this image and its details at:

HFG2. An unusual planetary nebula

Enjoy,

Josep

Another emission nebula uploaded!

Hi all,

Following my promise to try to get back to work, I have uploaded another emission nebula. This time is a detail of IC 4628, the Prawn Nebula. As usual, this image was taken with narrowband filters and mapped to natural colors. You can find it at:

IC 4628. The Prawn Nebula (Detail)

Enjoy,

Josep

PS: Still 20 more images taken and in the processing table…

 

 

Another nebula has been uploaded!

Hi all,

 

Another emission nebula has been uploaded. This time, Gum 29 (RCW 49) takes the stage. This nebula is a star forming region having given birth to the young and compact open cluster Westerlund 2, which contains a double star with two of the most massive stars known (82 and 83 solar masses). You can find the image at:

Gum 29 and Westerlund 2

Enjoy,

Josep

A new mosaic has been uploaded

Hi all,

After a long period without posting new images (I have kept on taking images, only my available time for processing has been lately very limited…), I am glad to share a new image. This time, it is a mosaic (1×2) involving the Gabriela Mistral Nebula (NGC 3324) and its Eastern region (that I dubbed as “Gabriela Mistral’s long and wavy hair”).

As usual, it was taken with narrowband filters and mapped to natural colors. You can find it at:

NGC 3324 Mosaic.The long and wavy Gabriela Mistral’s Hair

Enjoy!

Josep

A new image has been uploaded

Hi all,

 

A new image has been uploaded. This time, the globular cluster Messier 4 has been the chosen one. This HDR image of this rather small globular, was taken with 10 minute and 2 minute exposures. Please also note the high number of Blue Stragglers (more info in the web site), which for such a small cluster is not very usual.

You can find the image and additional info at:

Messier 4. NGC 6121

Enjoy!

Josep

 

 

A new version of Messier 17 has been uploaded

Hi all,

A new version (3rd, one in wide field and two in HiRes) of Messier 17 has been uploaded. I finally decided to capture this nebula with the usual (and very reliable) CDK 20″. The image was taken in narrowband (Halpha and OIII, mapped to natural color). You can find it at:

Messier 17. The Omega Nebula

Enjoy!

Josep

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