Another special nebula has been uploaded

Hi all, After uploading yesterday the beautiful NGC 6164, today we have another nebula that is also the result of the strong mass ejection by a massive star. This nebula has a completely different shape compared with NGC 6164, but the mechanism of formation is very similar. Neither of these nebulae are planetary nebulae, despite …

A close-up image of NGC 6164-5 has been uploaded

Hi all, A new image, this time of the beautiful emission nebula NGC 6164 and NGC 6165 has been uploaded. This is a beautiful nebula that is the result of a massive ejection of gas (in two steps) from the central star HD 148937 (40 solar masses). This star belongs to an infrequent star type (O6.5f), …

A new image has been uploaded!

Hi all, I have uploaded a new image. In fact this image had been taken a year ago and should have been part of a 2×2 mosaic of the Eta Carina nebula. As I finally decided not to pursue this larger mosaic, but I liked this region, I have processed it and posted in the …

Another joint project has been uploaded

Hi all,   Another joint project has been uploaded. This time, Aleix Roig and I have joined to get a wide field image (taken with Aleix’s FSQ85) of NGC 2237 (The Rosette) enhanced with higher resolution images taken with the CDK 20″. The different filters have been mapped to natural color. You can find this …

The image of M 78 has been uploaded!

Hi all,   Finally, the image of M 78 has been uploaded. It is an LRGB image (yes, no narrowband this time…) with a total exposure time of over 23 hours. This image contains several nebulae, as NGC 2071, the McNeil’s Nebula, some Dark Nebulae and a Herbig Haro object (HH24). You can find it …

A new image uploaded: IC 4628

Hi all, A new image has been uploaded. This is the last one of the images taken, in this season, with the wonderful TOA 130 (wide field). Now, we have connected back the (also wonderful) CDK 20″ and the new images will be taken with it. Meanwhile, please enjoy this often overlooked nebula: the Prawn …

NGC 6188 has been reprocessed

Hi all, Just after I uploaded the wide field image including NGC 6188 (the Fighting Dragons of Ara), I saw that the original image, higher resolution, taken with the CDK 20″, needed a reprocessing, because it was clear that the OIII emission had not received enough attention from me. You can find the new version …