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Deep Sky Objects Gallery

  • M92
    Messier 92 known as M92 or NGC 6341, is a globular cluster of stars in the northern constellation of Hercules.A globular cluster is a spheroidal conglomeration of stars. Globular clusters are bound together by gravity, with a higher concentration of stars towards their centers. They can contain anywhere from tens …

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  • NGC 6888 – Crescent Nebula
    The Crescent Nebula, known as NGC 6888 is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, about 5000 light-years away from Earth. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1792. It is formed by the fast stellar wind from the Wolf-Rayet star WR 136 (HD 192163) colliding with and energizing the …

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  • NGC 6543 – The Cat’s Eye Nebula
    The Cat’s Eye Nebula (also known as NGC 6543 and Caldwell 6) is a planetary nebula in the northern constellation of Draco, discovered by William Herschel on February 15, 1786. It was the first planetary nebula whose spectrum was investigated by the English amateur astronomer William Huggins, demonstrating that planetary …

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  • M101 – The Pinwheel Galaxy
    The Pinwheel Galaxy, known as Messier 101, is a face-on spiral galaxy 21 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781 and was communicated that year to Charles Messier, who verified its position for inclusion in the Messier Catalogue as …

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  • It’s not always easy …
    It’s not always easy …Sometimes the most beautiful evenings in winter are also the coldest ones. And the instrumentation has to withstand conditions that are not exactly “ideal”.But also this time, everything went well and I managed to bring home a very interesting session …
  • M 13 – Great Globular Cluster in Hercules
    M 13 – Great Globular Cluster in Hercules M13 was discovered by Edmond Halley in 1714, and cataloged by Charles Messier on June 1, 1764, into his list of objects not to mistake for comets; Messier’s list, including Messier 13, eventually became known as the Messier Catalog. About one third …

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  • M81 – M82
    M81 Bode’s Galaxy – M82 Cigar Galaxy Messier 81, the galaxy on the bottom left of the photo, (aka NGC 3031 or Bode’s Galaxy) is a grand design spiral galaxy about 12 million light-years away, with a diameter of 90,000 light years, in the constellation Ursa Major.Messier 81 was first …

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  • NGC 6995 – The Bat Nebula
    NGC 6995 – The Bat Nebula is a portion of a bigger nebula called Veil Nebula,. a supernova remnant (SNR) is the structure resulting from the explosion of a star in a supernova. The Veil Nebula consists of two loops, called Eastern Veil and Western Veil Nebula. The Bat nebula …

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  • Perseus Double Cluster
    NGC 884 + NGC 869 – Perseus Double Cluster is a duo of star clusters located 7,100 and 7,400 lightyears away, but which appear right next to each other in the night sky. The two clusters are h Persei, known as NGC 869, and chi Persei, known as NGC 884. …

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  • NGC 7000
    NGC 7000 – The North America Nebula – Cygnus Wall The North America Nebula is an emission nebula found in the constellation Cygnus. The nebula is located near the star Deneb one of the brightest stars in the summer sky which forms the tail of the Swan. It is located …

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