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This image shows the result of my imaging sessions in the Eifel, Germany during my holidays last year. When I was there we had 2 very clear nights and 2 nights with some high clouds. I decided to go for a dark nebula as these are impossible to image from where I live. This image …

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This image shows the extended nebulosity around IC59/IC63. This nebulosity is very rarely found on imagery, and as far as I know only a handful of images showing this nebulosity can be found, where most of them only show a very weak impression of the nebulosity. With this image I hope to challenge people to …

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Supernova remnants (SNR) are formed when a large star ends its life in a supernova explosion. About 300 of these remnants are currently known in our galaxy. One of the most famous remnants, the Veil Nebula, is located in the constellation of Cygnus. Although this is the most famous one in this constellation, it’s not …

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NGC 7822 is a young star forming complex in the constellation of Cepheus. The complex encompasses the emission region designated Sharpless 171, and the young cluster of stars named Berkeley 59. The complex is believed to be some 800-1000 pc distant, with the younger components aged no more than a few million years. The complex …

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  Sometimes you decide to make an image of a region of the sky and it just comes out exactly as you had hoped for. This was one of these moments for me. I decided a while back to image the Gamma Cygni Nebula around the star Sadr in the constellation of Cygnus. I knew …

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  This image shows Lynds Dark Nebula 1251 in the constellation of Cepheus. The image was taken from my holiday location in Steinborn-Daun in Germany. We were planning to leave home on Sunday, but the forecast for that night was so good that we decided to stay one night longer, as it was also almost …

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This colorful skyscape features the dusty, reddish glow of Sharpless catalog emission region Sh2-155, the Cave Nebula. About 2,400 light-years away, the scene lies along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy toward the royal northern constellation of Cepheus. Astronomical explorations of the region reveal that it has formed at the boundary of the massive …

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This image shows one of the toughest objects I have ever imaged. This is PuWe (Purgathofer-Weinberger) 1 (also known as PGN 158.9+17.8), a very weak planetary nebula in the constellation of lynx. The nebula was discovered in 1980 (original discovery paper: http://goo.gl/fW6TQB) by Purgathofer and Weinberger on the Palomar Deep Sky Survey prints. The nebula …

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