Comet NEOWISE in white light

Here is Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, taken with the KPO Reflector on July 19th, 2020, but this time it was taken with no light pollution rejection filter, so this is true color / white light. There was no color processing done on this image, aside from standard finishing. Note to self: do not use the Read More …

Digital Image: The Lagoon Nebula

Here is the Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius, otherwise known as Messier 8. This collection of gas and dust is a stellar nursery, lying 4300 light years away. The bright open cluster to the right of the nebular core is NGC 6530, a group of very young stars. Click on the image for a larger version. Read More …