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This image is a combination of my own H-alpha imagery together with color information from the Digitized Sky Survey made by the Palomar telescope. The Poss-2 red and blue data is used for the color generation. This shows what result is possible if you combine professional and amateur data in one image. Version 2:  

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Recently I have been working on images of M78. I thought it was nice to show the process that is involved to show what I started with and how it ended. This way you can see how the first raw images look like. You would never expect something like this coming out of this… My …

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IC 405 (also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, SH 2-229, or Caldwell 31) is an emission/reflection nebula in the constellation Auriga, surrounding the bluish star AE Aurigae. It shines at magnitude +6.0. Its celestial coordinates are RA 05h 16.2m dec +34° 28′. It surrounds the irregular variable star AE Aurigae and is located near the emission …

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“The bright star cluster [known as an “open cluster”] is known as Melotte15 after its discover, Philibert Jacques Melotte (1880-1961). Melotte 15 is embedded within and illuminates the central portion of the much larger glowing nebula identified as IC 1805. The three bright stars in an arc at the center of this image are type …

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This was my most elusive target until now. Kronberger 61 is a planetary nebula only discovered in 2011 by an amateur astronomer while searching through the kepler satellite imagery. This nebula has a surface brightness of much less than 25 mag/arcsec^2 and therefore is very hard to detect. This image was made using 30 minute …

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