Category Archives: Astrophotography (DSOs)

The Beautifully Twisted M106

Photo Credit: NASA/ESA Hubble, Hubble Heritage team, Robert Gendler. Located relatively close (for a galaxy) at 23.5 million light years away in the constellation Canes Venatici, is this beautiful yet oddly shaped spiral galaxy named Messier 106 (M106). At first … Continue reading

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Seeds of Things to Come

Image credit & copyright: Don Goldman. Roughly 800 light years away in the southern constellation Vela (Sails) is the Vela Supernova Remnant, of which this is a small portion of. Once part of a massive star, (a star with at … Continue reading

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The Triangulum Galaxy In Focus

Image credit & copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO)/Very Large Telescope (VLT). In this post we’re going to detail the beautiful Triangulum galaxy which gets its name from being the prominent galaxy in the constellation Triangulum. In this image, captured by … Continue reading

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Globular Star Cluster NGC 1846

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Globular star clusters are some of the most beautiful objects in the galaxy as well as some of the oldest objects in the galaxy. This cluster, NGC 1846 appears to be a … Continue reading

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Cluster Standoff

Image credit & copyright: Jaspal Chadha. Would you like some color with your universe?  Then you’ll love this image of two open star clusters by Jaspal Chadha.  Of all the objects that you can observe from your back yard with … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Nebula (Zoom)

Rolf Geissinger: http://stern-fan.de/Seiten/frameset_eng.htm NASA APOD for this image: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120410.html It’s that time of year where, like Halloween we gotta come up with an obligatory Christmas space post and what better than the Christmas Tree Cluster (also called nebula)?   The Christmas Tree Cluster is … Continue reading

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Cat’s Eye Nebula (Zoom)

Image credit & copyright: Josh Smith. Josh Smith http://www.catchingthecosmos.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catchingthecosmos/ Let’s sail off into this weekend with a great image by Josh Smith of New General Catalog 6543 (NGC 6543) or as it’s famously known, the Cat’s Eye Nebula, … Continue reading

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