Another nebula uploaded!

Hi all, As the last upload for today, I published a very unusual planetary: HFG2. The original images were taken by my friend Don Goldman, who authorized me to process them and post the final result here. Thanks, Don! He was awarded, for his image, the Webb Deep-Sky Society Picture of the Month, in February …

Another nebula has been uploaded!

Hi all,   Another emission nebula has been uploaded. This time, Gum 29 (RCW 49) takes the stage. This nebula is a star forming region having given birth to the young and compact open cluster Westerlund 2, which contains a double star with two of the most massive stars known (82 and 83 solar masses). …

A new mosaic has been uploaded

Hi all, After a long period without posting new images (I have kept on taking images, only my available time for processing has been lately very limited…), I am glad to share a new image. This time, it is a mosaic (1×2) involving the Gabriela Mistral Nebula (NGC 3324) and its Eastern region (that I …

A new image has been uploaded

Hi all,   A new image has been uploaded. This time, the globular cluster Messier 4 has been the chosen one. This HDR image of this rather small globular, was taken with 10 minute and 2 minute exposures. Please also note the high number of Blue Stragglers (more info in the web site), which for …

IC 2220 surrounding bubbles. A confirmation

Hi all,   I promised another post when these new bubbles had been confirmed. Three astrophotographers, Andrealuna Pizzetti, Tel Lekatsas and Christian Sasse have, independently, taken Ha pictures of this region, in order to try to confirm the existence of this bubbles. The integration of all their 19x600s images (see image here), taken with another 20″ …

An image of NGC 6302, the Bug Nebula, has been uploaded

Hi all, A new image has been uploaded. This time, a planetary nebula, NGC 6302, also called the Bug Nebula or the Butterfly nebula, has been the chosen object. This nebula presents several unique characteristics, such an extremely hot central white dwarf (250,000 ºC, one of the hottest recorded). The central star had not been …