An image of the core of the Heart Nebula has been uploaded!

Hi all,

An image of the Heart Nebula (IC 1805) has been uploaded. This image has meant over 99 hours of exposures (a three panel mosaic) through narrowband filters and short RGB exposures to give the stars a more natural color.

This area is creating stars at a high rate and, actually, nearly all bright spots in the picture are YSOs (Young Stellar Objects).

This is a classic image, taken with a high resolution telescope, that shows the fine differences between areas with different compositions, thanks to the use of the Hubble Color Palette. Also a “Natural Color” version is included.

You will find more info and the images at:

IC 1805, the Heart Nebula

Enjoy,
Josep

Another image uploaded!

Hi all,

It seems that, today, is the day when we will have several new images… This time is Messier 55, a globular cluster. This pretty globular also receives the name of “Summer Rose Star”, but it is not a totally popular name… This image is part of the project to get the Messier Objects taken with higher resolution telescopes.

You will find this one at:

Messier 55. NGC 6809

Enjoy!
Josep

A new image has been uploaded

Hi all,

A new image has been uploaded. This time it is a remake. My previous image of NGC 6188 (the Dragons of Ara) had a limited view of both Fighting Dragons. This suggested me to repeat the field, but with a 2 panel mosaic. This way, we can see both Dragons in their full extent. The image means over 39 hours of exposure (as usual, in narrowband), because I also used the previous partial images and they have been added to the new ones before processing in order to provide greater detail.

You can find the final result at:

NGC 6188 and The Fighting Dragons of Ara

Enjoy!
Josep

The first image taken with the new 24″ has been uploaded

Hi all,

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:

NGC 6888. CALDWELL 27

Enjoy,
Josep
PS: There are already some more images that have been finished and are currently being processed (M 76, IC 1396, NGC 281, a fragment of NGC 6995 and several others). Stay tuned…

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