My God, it’s full of stars. These are the Small Sagittarius Star Cloud (top) and the Double Cluster in Perseus (bottom). A little window into the neighboring arms of our galaxy.
I’m still working on the narrowband images for the nebulae I imaged last week. (Higher learning curve with a color camera than I expected. I may need more GIMP plug-ins.) So here’s Jupiter from 7/11. Io is to its right and close, with its shadow falling across the northern equatorial belt of the giant planet,… Continue reading Astronomy Picture of the Week