14 November 2012

IC 1795 in Ha filter

IC 1795 in Ha filter

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IC 1795, also called the North Bear Nebula and the Running Dog Nebula, is a nebula in Cepheus approximately 6000 light-years from Earth.

08 November 2012

M 33 in Luminance

M 33 in Luminance

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The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 3 million light years (ly) from Earth in the constellation Triangulum. It is catalogued as Messier 33 or NGC 598, and is sometimes informally referred to as the Pinwheel Galaxy, a nickname it shares with Messier 101.

Sh2-101 Tulip Nebula in HaRGB

Sh2-101 Tulip Nebula in HaRGB

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The Tulip Nebula, or Sharpless 101 (Sh2-101) or the Cygnus Star Cloud is an emission nebula located in the constellation Cygnus. It is so named because it appears to resemble the outline of a tulip when imaged photographically. It was catalogued by astronomer Stewart Sharpless in his 1959 catalog of nebulae.

07 November 2012

NGC 6888 HaO3RGB

 NGC 6888 in HaO3RGB

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The Crescent Nebula (also known as NGC 6888, Caldwell 27, Sharpless 105) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, about 5000 light years away. It is formed by the fast stellar wind from the