NGC 6992 – 6995 Veil nebula

Explanation: terrible forms carved into the cosmos by powerful stellar explosions, catastrophic events that mark the end of a fair Sun at the end of their evolutionary cycle. The image depict a portion of the eastern region (NGC 6992-5) of the …

NGC 7293 Helix nebula

Explanation:  The Helix Nebula (New General Catalogue n. 7293) at 450 light years away from the Sun, in the direction of the constellation Aquarius, turns out to be one of the dying stars closest to the sun. The mass of …

LBN 603, LDN 1295-6

  Explanation: in the constellation of cassiopea in an area rich in vast clouds of molecular hydrogen weakly illuminated by radiation of young stars, it is hundreds of light-years away the nebula complex known as LBN 603 (Lynds Bright Nebulae). In …

C/2013 US10 Catalina & NGC 5216-8

    Description: From just beyond the point of closest approach to the earth Comet Catalina, before getting lost in the depths of the cosmos (being a very long-period comet) gives us a picture of rare beauty: a close encounter …

Messier 51

        La Palma international competition 2015 2th place …

Sh2-129 & OU4

  Explanation: Very faint but also very large on planet Earth’s sky, a giant Squid Nebula cataloged as Ou4, and Sh2-129 also known as the Flying Bat Nebula, are both caught in this scene toward the royal constellation Cepheus. Composed …

NGC 896 close up

  Explanation : this cosmic portait depict of glowing gas and dark clouds shows a star-forming region in the northern constellation Cassiopeia. Also cataloged as NGC 896 is here portrayed in the light ionized hydrogen, oxygen twice ionized blue and …

IC 4603

  Description: Complex nebular detectable in the southern part of the constellation, north of subgiant red Antares; it is a small part of the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex directly illuminated by the radiation of HD 147889, a blue giant of …

C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy – NGC 925

        Description: On the night of January 26, 2015, in his long journey the comet C / 2014 Q2 Lovejoy entering the star fields of the constellation Triangulum, meets the barred spiral NGC 925 placed at a …