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 …

A new image has been uploaded (N51D-NGC 1968)

Hi all,   After a brief, busy period, a new image has been uploaded. It is an emission nebula located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, N51D, also known as NGC 1968. One very distinctive feature of this beautiful nebula is the presence of the first Herbig Haro object found outside our own galaxy (in 2005). …

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 …