This time, it is THE image. This is the first image that I have been able to take with the new 24″ reflector that has been installed at New Mexico Skies. The chosen target is NGC 6888, the Crescent Nebula. You will be able to find it at:
A new image, this time Messier 22, a globular cluster, has been uploaded. This cluster is intrinsically the brightest one in Messier’s Catalogue, but its Southern declination does not allow for its real splendor to show up and it ranks below M13 or M5 to the Northern observers. This image has been taken from the Southern Hemisphere and you will find it at:
Once I published the image and description of the Southern Tadpoles, Sakib Rasool sent me an email correcting my description. The nebula had previously been catalogued by Colin Gum as Gum 37 and the “planetary nebula” that can be seen inside NGC 3572 has, very recently, been catalogued as a Photo-evaporating Globule, with the name PhJa 1.
The description that you can find in my web site has been corrected to include his comments. You can find it at:
A new image has been uploaded. This time a beautiful galaxy, NGC 3521, the Bubble Galaxy. This is a galaxy with two characteristics: it is “flocculent” meaning that its contains huge amounts of dust distributed in a specific way and also that it has shells (star streams around it) that are the remains of older encounters and mergers with other, most probably smaller) galaxies. You will find it at:
Another image has been uploaded. This time, it is a nebula that is not found in many of the astrophotos that can be seen online. Its proximity to two “monsters” like the Eta Carinae Nebula or the Statue of Liberty Nebula helps to overlook this one. An open cluster and a tiny planetary nebula can be found in the image, as well as the Southern Tadpoles…
This time, an image of NGC 7293, the helix Nebula has been uploaded. It is a very deep image, with more than 60 hours of exposure, especially with the Halpha filter (45.5 hours)… Its halo has been revealed with great detail. Please see it at: