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Crescent Nebula by Kevin Langford

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A stunning image of the Crescent Nebula taken by member Kevin Langford on the 5th Sept 2023. ”The Crescent Nebula (also known as NGC 6888, Caldwell 27, Sharpless 105) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, about 5000 light-years away from Earth. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1792. It is formed by the fast stellar wind from the Wolf-Rayet star WR 136 (HD 192163) colliding with and energizing the slower […]

Collinder 26 by Simon Dawes – 14th February 2023

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Super image of Collinder 26 – the heart of the Heart Nebula (IC1805) in the constellation Cassiopeia; aptly taken by member and trustee Simon Dawes on the 14th February 2023. The Heart Nebula’s intense red output and its form are driven by the radiation emanating from a small group of stars near the nebula’s center. […]

The California Nebula (NGC1499) by Neil Webster

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The California Nebula (NGC1499 in the New General Catalogue & Sh2-220 in the Sharpless catalogue) taken on the 13th Feb 2023 by member and astrophotographer Neil Webster. The California Nebula is an emission nebula located in the constellation Perseus not far from the Pleiades and near the star Xi Persei. The nebula‚Äôs signature reddish glow […]

Heart Nebula (IC1805) and Jellyfish Nebula (IC443) by Neil Webster

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Two super deep sky astroimages by CMHASD member and astrophotographer Neil Webster. First is a stunning image of the Heart Nebula (IC1805) taken by Neil on the 22nd November 2022.  Neil acquired the image using a WO GT71 APO, 0.8x Reducer, EQ6 R, ZWO ASI194MC Pro, Astro Essentials 50mm Guide Scope, ZWO ASI290MM, Optolong L […]

The Veil Nebula by Neil Webster

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The latest stunning image of the Veil Nebula by member Neil Webster. Updated with another 3 hours worth of imaging grabbed on the night of the 21st Nov 2022. Neil said ”I finally managed to get enough data to start to show the incredible subtle details in this object.  This was processed from 5 hrs […]

New music video & stunning image by Neil Webster

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Member Neil Webster has been busy and produced this wonderful image of NGC 6823 & SH-2-86 in the constellation Vulpecula plus a new music video. SH-2-86 is an H Alpha emitting region (red glow) from the Sharpless Catalogue and NGC 6823 is a small open cluster just above the central dark spike in the image.  […]

The North America Nebula by Kevin Langford

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An absolutely stunning image by member Kevin Langford of The North America Nebula (NGC 7000 or Caldwell 20).  The North America Nebula is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, close to the star Deneb. ES 102ED APO, 0.7x focal reducer corrector, EQ5 Pro ZWO ASI071, Orion MMAG,L-eNhance filter 1 1/2 Hrs of exposures 30/08/22 Bexley Kent To […]