Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) across Scorpius

Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) across Scorpius

The Comet C/2017 (PANSTARRS) was discovered in May 2017, coming from the Oort Cloud, beyond the orbit of Saturn, some 2.4 billion km from the Sun (16AU). This comet is breaking records regarding its brightness during its long approach to the sun. We have not found...
North America & Pelican Nebulae

North America & Pelican Nebulae

The North America nebula, NGC7000, is a large HII region located in the Cygnus constellation some 2,590 light-years away from Earth. Several dust lanes obscure this rich emission region that spans for several full moons across the field of view.   Next to NGC7000 we...
Cygnus Loop Nebula, test image

Cygnus Loop Nebula, test image

The Cygnus Loop is an amazing nebulae complex located in the Cygnus constellation. It’s composed by several bright emission nebulae such as NGC 6960 and NGC6992, and also by some other faint nebulae. This nebula is a supernova remnant which exploded some 10,000...
NGC 1788 and the Cosmic Bat

NGC 1788 and the Cosmic Bat

The Orion constellation is full of amazing nebulae such as the Great Orion Nebula (M42), the Horsehead Nebula and IC434, or the M78 nebula (see this recent wide field image of this area https://astrocat.info/orion-nebulae-and-barnards-loop/ ). Hidden in the outskirts...
C/2021 A1 Leonard comet, telescopic view

C/2021 A1 Leonard comet, telescopic view

Sunday afternoon, 19th of December of 2021 17:40h UTC, I had a clear night, zero clouds, and a great opportunity to capture a telescopic image of the C/2021 A1 (Leonard) comet from my backyard observatory (Astrocat) here in Prades (Tarragona). Comet was around 5º...
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