Mar 22, 2024

M 63 the Sunflower Galaxy

M63 (NGC 5055) also known as the Sunflower Galaxy, was first discovered by Pierre Mechain in 1779. The galaxy was later incorporated with the number 63 in the famous catalogue of the French astronomer Charles Messier, published in 1789... Read more,

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