An image of the Cat’s Eye Nebula has been added

Hi all,

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.

You can find more information and the image at:

NGC 6543. The Cat’s Eye Nebula

Enjoy,
Josep

An image of the spiral galaxy NGC 1232 has been uploaded

Hi all,

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:

NGC 1232

Enjoy,
Josep

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