- Barnard 20
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Barnard 20, located right in the center of the image courtesy of Aladin, is a very faint dark cloud cataloged by Edward Emerson Barnard, who described "It is near the north of a small group of faint stars and is between 6 and 8 minutes of arc in diameter, located in a somewhat larger empty space. " Unfortunately there are no modern astronomical images to visualize this cloud clearly, you can see its exact location in the.....

- LBN 552 by Lynn Hilborn
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The faint dusty structures of LDN 552 cover the entire image of astronomer Lynn Hilborn. The mysterious cosmic landscape is located in the Constellation Cepheus only 11 degrees from the popular North Star. The image shows only a part of the molecular clouds of LBN 552, which in turn are part of a much larger structure that reaches even beyond the limits of the Constellation Cepheus. These clouds are considered very faint, thus posing a...

- Elliptical Galaxy IC 3
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IC 3, visible here in the center of the image, is a compact elliptical galaxy located in the Constellation Pisces. According to Dreyer, IC 3 is a faint, very small, irregular, mottled, and unresolved galaxy. This indicates that singularities such as dust lanes, star clusters or individual stars are not observed. Based on a recession speed of 5,435 kilometers per second, its distance is estimated to be about 255 million light years fro.....

- Jupiter and Saturn over Badlands
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In December 2020, the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn occurred from the perspective of the Earth. The observers were able to contemplate the closest approximation of the two great plans of the Solar System. This event is very rare, on December 21, 2020 the two planets were practically together in the sky, this had not happened since the Middle Ages. That night, Jupiter and Saturn were.....

- Galaxies in Pisces
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This image is a portion of a capture from the Hubble Space Telescope, featuring the SDSS galaxy J225506.80 + 005839.9. Unlike many other quirky galaxies and impressive nebulae photographed by Hubble, this galaxy does not have a short popular name, and is only known by its endless catalog number, the numbers of which indicate its coordinates in the sky. This galaxy, visible in the central part of the image, and its wonderful neighboring.....

- Energy in Doradus
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In this image by astronomer Martin Pugh, the sky is filled with energy within the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way located in the Constellation of Doradus and located at a distance of about 163,000 light years from Earth. In the upper left, the large red gas cloud is producing young stars whose ultraviolet radiation ionizes the gas, separating electrons from hydrogen atoms, causing the gas to.....

- Sh2-291 emission nebula
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Sh2-291 is a visible emission nebula in the Constellation Monoceros. It is observed to the south of the constellation, about 9º north of the popular star Sirius, the brightest star in the Earth's sky. It appears as a faint open oval halo on the southeast side, where it is less bright. It is an HII region that measures about 60 light years and is located at a distance of 27,700 light years from Earth, in the.....

- NGC 4571 by Judy Schmidt
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NGC 4571 is a low surface brightness spiral galaxy located in the Constellation Coma Berenices. In its open spiral structure, numerous blue star clusters are visible through its arms, and a brighter center where a massive black hole possibly resides. Through NGC 4571 other more distant galaxies are seen, dense paths of dark dust help to perfect their spiral shape. This galaxy was discovered by William Herschel, who at the time of.....

- Reflection nebula VdB 43
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VdB 43 is a reflection nebula seen surrounding the small star that shines almost in the center of the image of astronomer and tenor Emil Ivanov. To locate it in the sky, the star 32 Orionis, located west southwest of the nebula, can be taken as a reference. The star responsible for illuminating VdB 43 is cataloged as HD 36471, a bluish-white star in main sequence phase of spectral class B8V, which shines with an apparent magnitude of....

- Omega Centauri by Terry Hancock
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The excellent image of the astronomer Terry Hancock shows Omega Centauri or also ω Cen, it is the largest and brightest globular star cluster of all those that orbit in the confines of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Despite being located about 17,000 light-years away from Earth, it can be seen with the naked eye. It contains about 10 million stars, mostly population II, at its center these stars are so close to each other that it.....

- Stingray planetary nebula
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The planetary nebula nicknamed Stingray and cataloged as Henize 3-1357, appears to have changed shape and vanished in the last twenty years. Witnessing such a rapid rate of change in a planetary nebula is extremely rare. The upper image shows how the Hubble Space Telescope observed this nebula in 2016, while the lower image makes a comparison with an image of the same nebula photographed with the same instrument in 1996, an interval....

- IC 289 by Adam Block
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The image of the astronomer Adam Block, presents a planetary nebula cataloged as IC 289. Planetary nebulae form when stars with a mass similar to that of the Sun, approach the end of their useful life, it is when they collapse and expel their outer layers exhibiting various shapes and colors depending on its composition and its environment. When a planetary nebula encounters a denser environment, it is slowed down and its.....

- Distant and ancient
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As points in the sky in the Constellation of Pictor, there is the cluster of galaxies portrayed here by the Hubble Space Telescope, cataloged as SPT-CL J0615-5746. First discovered by the South Pole Telescope, it is exceptional among the myriad clusters cataloged so far on our map of the Universe. It is the galactic cluster with the highest redshift by a strong and complete lens model. SPT-CL J0615-5746 is a massive galaxy cluster, one of....

- NGC 1027 by Jim Thommes
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Astronomer Jim Thommes' detailed image shows NGC 1027, an open star cluster located in the constellation of Cassiopeia and located about 3,400 light years from the Solar System. It is located in the eastern part of the constellation between two popular nebulae, the Heart Nebula IC 1805 and the Soul Nebula Sh2-199. However, NGC 1027 is not associated with either of the two nebulae, since they are in the foreground about.....

- NGC 1647 by Robert Gendler
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The constellation of Taurus contains a large number of stars, due to this it is possible to find in this part of the sky many star clusters, perhaps the most popular is the open cluster Pleiades Messier 45, however other star clusters are very interesting although not so popular , like the one shown in this image by astronomer Robert Gendler, it is NGC 1647, also cataloged as Melotte 26, a grouping of.....

- Arp 21
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Arp 21, visible in the center of this image, is an unusual and complex spiral galaxy that seems strangely ignored in the scientific literature. It was included in Halton Christian Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies for having 3 spiral arms, although apparently only 2 arms are seen. Its swirling asymmetrical spiral arms indicate that it had an encounter in the recent past with another galaxy. Arp 21 is in the.....

- Sh2-124 by JP Metsävainio
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Sh2-124, visible here in the center of the field of view, is an emission nebula that is located in the Constellation Cygnus. The image of the astronomer JP Metsävainio, shows a very populated star field because it is located in the north of the Constellation, in the plane of the disk of the Milky Way. It is located about 8,500 light years from the Solar System according to Felli and Harten, although this varies according to the.....

- Cluster of galaxies MACSJ0416
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The exploration of the first galaxies remains a major challenge in modern astronomy. We do not know when or how the first stars and galaxies in the Universe formed. These questions can be addressed with the Hubble Space Telescope through deep imaging observations. Hubble allows astronomers to see the Universe in the first 500 million years since the Big Bang. A team of European researchers, led by.....

- Nebulae and stars in Orion
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This spectacular starscape taken by astronomer Gregg L. Ruppel, shows emission nebulae, some star clusters, and a crowded starfield located in the Constellation Orion. The large red cloud that occupies the center of the image is Sh2-268, a region of gas composed mainly of hydrogen and infrared emission that is ionized by the giagant star HD 42352. The SIMBAD and BFS Vizier databases appear to.....

- Lenticular galaxy NGC 1947
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This unusual lenticular galaxy, known as NGC 1947, has lost almost all the gas and dust from its characteristic spiral arms, which used to orbit around its center. This galaxy shows its structure by illuminating its disc of dust and faint gas with millions of stars. In this image, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, the faint remnants of the galaxy's spiral arms can still be distinguished in the thin strands of dark gas that.....

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