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Reflection nebulae

Cassiopeia's Heart

Cassiopeia's Heart

Cassiopeia's heart1)Not to be confused by the heart nebula, a massive star-forming region on the cassiopeia border , the nameless middle star of the conspicuous 'W' in the sky, shows a surprise in this deep image. The big questions of astronomy these days are: what […]

Seven sisters

Seven sisters

A birthplace of stars in the constellation taurus. About the picture Capturing was done over 3 nights, for a total of 10 hours. The telescope was wrapped in thermal blanket to prevent radiative cooling messing up the focus. Capturing was pre-programmed for the nights, with […]

Blue Pixiedust

Blue Pixiedust

The southern crown is one of the smallest constellations, but harbors one of the nicest fields in the sky. In the center lies the Coronet Cluster, a small, nearby (400ly) star forming region containing a handful of bright, young stars whose blue light reflect off […]