NGC 1316 has been uploaded!

Hi all, A new image has been uploaded. This time it’s a galaxy. A very peculiar one named NGC 1316, Fornax A or even the “Galactic Killer” as ESO states in their web site. This is a very peculiar Elliptical/Lenticular galaxy that has been the target of many telescopes. The outer structure (that is very …

NGC 3324, the Gabriela Mistral Nebula, a new version

Hi all,   A new image has been uploaded! The Gabriela Mistral Nebula, NGC 3324, has been processed with a modified Hubble Color Palette. The intention, as usual, is to try to reveal more detail in areas where two or more different gases overlap and grasping the differences are hard to see. The explanation of …

A new image has been uploaded!

Hi all,   After a brief period without new images, I have uploaded a new image. This time, it means a new view of an old chap. The Lagoon Nebula, M08, taken originally in narrowband, has been reprocessed in a different color mapping. Each master file (Ha, OIII, SII) has been deconstructed into six (or …

A new image has been uploaded!

Hi all, This time, another emission nebula, N11, located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, has been uploaded to the web site. This nebula has a remarkably high rate of new stars being born. In the center of the image, you will see the Bean Nebula, that was the target for a well known ESO image. …

This time, an animation had been uploaded!

Hi all,   This time, I have uploaded an animation. It is the result of an interesting project that I have done together with Don Goldman: the expansion of NGC 2736, a nebula that is part of the Vela Supernova Remnant. In the web site, you will find many more details of what we did, …

M 16 has been completely reprocessed!

Hi all,   Following some comments from a good friend, Aleix Roig, the image of M16 has been completely reprocessed. I have found a flaw in the algorithm I was using to get the raw frames aligned, and now the image shows its full, crisp resolution, with enough detail in critical areas (like the Pillars …