Messier 16, a new, wider view

Hi all, A new, wider view of Messier 16, The Eagle Nebula, has been added to the web site. It is an image taken in narrowband and enriched by blending the core region with a previous higher resolution image taken with the 20″. This image is part of a series of wide field images blended …

A tiny Planetary Nebula has been added! (Shapley-1)

Hi all, The activity has been recovered, after a three month period (we moved to a new location not far away from Philadelphia). A Planetary Nebula has been added to the web site. This time it is the tiny Shapley-1, a Nebula about which there is still some debate around its structure and distance. The …

A new galaxy, this time M104, has been added

Hi all,   A new image has been uploaded. This time, it’s a galaxy, M104, the “Sombrero” galaxy. This nearly edge-on galaxy has the most massive black hole detected in galaxies at a distance of 30 million light years or less. It harbors a 1 billion solar masses black hole in its center. The image …

A new image has been uploaded

Hi all,   This time, a pair of colliding galaxies are in the recently uploaded image. The Antennae Galaxies, NGC 4038 and NGC 4039 have been imaged. These galaxies outline what our galaxy, together with the Andromeda Galaxy, M31, will resemble when they collide in just a few¬†billion years… It will be nice to see, …

A new, deeper version of NGC 5128

Hi all,   A new, deeper version of NGC 5128 has been uploaded. The new version has been taken with the same telescope/camera as the first 2013 version, but longer (and many more) exposures (Luminance) have been added. The result is that the dust structure of the central lane shows much more detail, as well …