Feb 23, 2024

NGC 2633, NGC 2634 and IFN

This is a wide field image of an interesting region in the constellation Camelopardalis with many galaxies and some Integrated Flux nebula (IFN).

The image is a pure RGB combination with almost 48 hours of accumulated exposure... Read more,

Jan 21, 2024

Sh2 - 224

Sharpless 2-224 (Sh2-224) is a supernova remnant in the constellation Auriga. Other designations for this object are SNR G166.0+4.3 and LBN 769 (The Sharpless and Lynds designations actually refer to the Ha regions within the remnant)... Read more,

Dec 2, 2023

NGC 1788 The Cosmic Bat

NGC 1788 is a reflection nebula located in a corner of the constellation Orion and was first described by William Herschel, who included it in the New General Catalogue (NGC). 

As a reflection nebula, it is illuminated by young stars nesting in its core... Read more,

Oct 21, 2023

Sh2-200 (HDW 2)

Sharpless 200 (Sh2-200) is a planetary nebula visible in the constellation Cassiopeia. 

This nebula was first discovered by the American astronomer Stewart Sharpless, who included it in the second edition of his catalogue of H II regions (1959) as Sh2-200... Read more,

Sep 19, 2023

Sh2-129 and Ou4 the Squid Nebula.

Since 2011, when the French amateur astrophotographer Nicolas Outters discovered Ou4, the Squid Nebula, I have wanted to photograph it, but until this summer I had not had the chance to do so. 

The image covers a field of almost two degrees... Read more,

Sep 4, 2023

Cefeus widefield with Sh2-129 and Ou4

This image started out as an auxiliary image to be taken with my FSQ-106 N to get just some RGB data for the stars for my narrowband image of Sh2-129 and Ou4... 

But, as stated in my previous image, the FSQ is such a nice instrument that I quickly saw that this field deserved an image of its own... Read more

Aug 5, 2023

Wolf - Rayet 134 (and WR 135...)

The so-called Wolf-Rayet stars are a rare set of stars that exhibit very uncommon spectra showing outstanding broad emission lines of ionized helium, nitrogen or carbon. Their surface temperatures are between 20.000 K and 200.000 K higher than most other types of stars... Read more