M27 NGC 6853 Dumbell Nebula - Halpha

M27 NGC 6853 Dumbell Nebula - Halpha | Avogadro Observatory
Updated on: 26 Jun 2016

Obj. type: Nebula

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M27 NGC 6853 Dumbell Nebula is one of the most famous and important planetary nebulae around the sky. Its high full magnitude places it second among the brightest planets in the sky just after the Helix Nebula.


Tags: M27, NGC 6853, Dumbell Nebula, Vulpecula

Variable Star UCAC4 373-082585

EA Variable Star UCAC4 373-082585 | Avogadro Observatory
Updated on: 23 Jun 2016

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We are proud to present the discovery of an intrinsic variable star the UCAC4 373-082585, a HADS (High Amplitude Delta Scuti), wich varies dramatically in about an hour and a half.


Tags: Variable Star, UCAC4 373-082585, Ophiuchus

Sh2-101 Tulip Nebula and Cygnus X-1

Sh2-101 Tulip Nebula LRHaGB | Avogadro Observatory
Updated on: 9 Jun 2016

Obj. type: Nebula

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Sharpless 101 (Sh2-101) is a H II region emission nebula located in the constellation Cygnus. It is sometimes also called the Tulip Nebula because it appears to resemble the outline of a tulip when imaged photographically. It was catalogued by astronomer Stewart Sharpless in his 1959 catalog of nebulae. It lies at a distance of about 6,000 light-years (5.7×1016 km; 3.5×1016 mi) from Earth.


Tags: Sh2-101, Tulip Nebula, Cygnus, Cygnus X-1

NGC 6791 Mystery Star Cluster has 3 different birthdays

NGC 6791 Mystery Star Cluster has 3 different birthdays
Updated on: 12 Jun 2016

Obj. type: Open Cluster

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NGC 6791 is an open star cluster in the Lyra constellation.It was discovered by Friedrich August Theodor Winnecke in 1853. At roughly 8 billion years old, and with an Iron to Hydrogen abundance ratio that is more than twice that of the Sun, it is one of the oldest and most metal-rich clusters in the Milky Way. This is contrary to the typical rule-of-thumb where older means more metal-poor. Compounded with the fact that it has an unusually high population of stars, NGC 6791 is among the most studied clusters in the sky.


Tags: NGC 6791, Lyra

Night landscape from Tuscany

Avogadro Observatory by night
Updated on: 21 Apr 2016

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A beautiful landscape with the summer's milkyway (and clouds!!!) above the astronomical center, thanks to Sivlia Falesiedi for the shot! 


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Manciano Astronomical Center drone view

Manciano Astronomical Center drone view - pano 2
Updated on: 8 Feb 2016

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Some shots taken by  Roberto Polo with his drone at the Manciano Astronomical Center where Avogadro Observatory and others are hosted


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EA Variable Star GSC 00777-00241

EA Variable Star GSC 00777-00241 - light curve in phase
Updated on: 26 Jan 2016

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And here , to cap off a month-long collaboration, how long it take to conduct to a census this very hard variable system, the final registration with the VSX system EA GSC 00777 to 00241 located in the Gemini constellation, it is a fast 


Tags: Variable Star, Gemini, GSC 00777-00241

IC 417 Spider Nebula

IC 417 Spider Nebula
Updated on: 9 Jun 2016

Obj. type: Nebula

Description:

IC 417 Spider Nebula  stack of over 20 hrs in L 30x900" and Ha 28x900" and 46x600" RGB from a dslr image (...taken with the same setup last year!), calibrated and stacked and processed in Pixinsight and CS5.


Tags: IC 417, Auriga, Spider Nebula