Well, here in Sant Cugat the clouds have done their best to avoid a clear vision of the triple conjuntion. Until yesterday (27 May)!
Finally, I got some pictures of this conjuntion. The triangle is composed of Venus (brighter, lower right), Jupiter (lower left), ane elusive Mercury (top of the triangle).
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The Antennae Galaxies are a spectacular example of a cosmic collision. These two galaxies are undergoing a merge process, which will probably result in a huge elliptical galaxy in the future.
This is a challenging object. In one hand, there are some interesting details in the galaxies to show, as a number of active areas. On the other hand, the long stars and dust tails are very dim, and need a good signal ratio and a careful processing. Continue reading May 2013: a cosmic collision
For some time, I had been thinking of imaging really deep, to get faint and distant galaxies. So, I decided to point to a part of the Coma Berenices galaxy cluster, surrounding galaxy NGC4889.
The result is absolutely amazing to me. I’ve been able to identify 124 named galaxies, but there’re a lot of faint specks there which are probably galaxies too, so I guess that this picture may contain some 200 to 300 galaxies.
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