A new image has been uploaded. This time it is a planetary nebula, NGC 6543 (the Cat’s Eye Nebula). Believe it or not, but over 830 images have been combined to create this image. Numerous short (6, 60 and 600 seconds in Halpha, OIII and NII for the core) together with multiple longer exposures (40 minutes in Halpha and OIII for the halo) were needed to compensate the immense dynamic range of this nebula.
We are back to the nebulae. This time, a segment of a very large emission nebula just North of the Vela Supernova Remnant. This nebula was catalogued by Colin Gum (1955), as well as by Rodgers, Campbell and Whiteoak. It then receives the names Gum 15 and RCW 32.
Again an image of a globular cluster. This time, Messier 62 takes the stage. Another high resolution Messier for the project. This is, like M15, M30, M70 and M79, a compact cluster that underwent core collapse. You can find additional info and the image at:
An image of the beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 1232 has been uploaded. This quite large galaxy has several unique-ish characteristics. In 2013, the CHANDRA X-ray Observatory took an image of this galaxy and revealed an, until then, unknown smoking gun of a previous collision with a dwarf galaxy. You can find this and more at:
Connected with the project Messier Objects in High Resolution, one of its numerous globulars, M70, has been uploaded. This cluster is one of the small globulars in the Messier Catalog, but its colors and surroundings are beautiful.