2015 October

Dark Nebulae in Vulpecula – VDB126

The interesting part is the part that you do not see. Dark lanes in a dense field of stars… with some bright stars illumination blue reflection nebulae. The dark nebulae are LDN 767,768,769,… and the faint blue reflection nebulae in the foreground are VDB 126, LBN 134. This image is a LRGB composite with a […]

Andromeda Galaxy – M31

The Andromeda Galaxy M31 a truly magnificent sight. It is the sister of our own galaxy and the closest major galaxy. Our Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Triangulum Galaxy M33 are members of the Local Group. M31 contains about 1 trillion stars, twice as many as our home galaxy. It’s not only one of […]

Western Veil Nebula – NGC6960

Here is the western part of the Veil Nebula, also known as Witches Broom, again as a bi-color image composed of Ha and OIII data taken from my backyard. The Veil is one of the largest and most spectacular supernova remnants. The supernova that created it has exploded 8000 years ago and the remnant has […]

Eastern Veil Nebula – NGC6992, NGC6995

It has been a while since the last few hours of clear skies from my backyard, but now I had another chance. I decided to go for a bi-color image of the Eastern Veil Nebula using Ha and OIII data. The Veil is one of the largest and most spectacular supernova remnants. The supernova that […]

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