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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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NGC 7331 (in the lower left of the image) is a galaxy similar to our own galaxy in the constellation Pegasus at a distance of about 50 million lightyears. It was discovered in 1784 by William Herschel. Below NGC 7331 a few other galaxies can be seen that are part of the so called Deer …

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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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