The Ring – M57

Messier 57 is a planetary nebula with all the consequences. It was formed about 7,000 years ago, when a dying red giant star expelled its shell of ionized gas to form the nebula. And this star then be... Read More

Strange NGC6765

NGC6765 (PK 62+9.1) is small (apparent Jupiter size) and faint (about 13mag) planetary nebula in Lyra. There is not much more information available on this strange planetary nebula. Distance to the ne... Read More

Abell 61

Abell 61 is pretty faint and pretty ancient planetary nebula in Cygnus. It is located somewhere aroud 4,500 light years away and its age is estimated to 22,000 years. Central star apparent brightness ... Read More

Light polluted Iris

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Celestial dark stuff requires dark sky to record them. Lesson learned. I was a little bit too optimistic about my suburban conditions when I placed Iris nebula into the field of view of my imaging set... Read More

LDN807 dark complex

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Beverly Turner Lynds was an american astronomer, who about 50 years ago created two catalogs – LBN and LDN – Lynds Bright and Dark Nebulae catalog. She made it basing on visual review of P... Read More