IC 1340 is the southern end of the eastern part of the Cirrus Nebula NGC 6992/6995. Actually, IC 1340 refers to the small condensation on the top left reminding of waves in the interstellar medium. In this picture, south is up, east to the right.
NGC 5371 is situated in the constellation of Canes Venatici half way towards Bootes. It is about 110 million lightyears in distance from Earth and its diameter is said to be about 130,000 lightyears. Hence, this face-on barred spiral galaxy is about 1/3 larger in diameter than our Milkyway.
NGC 6207 is a tiny galaxy next to the famous cluster M13 in the constellation of Hercules. It can be observed in the evening skies during May and June. It is about 46 million lightyears in distance from Earth.
NGC 1579 became famous as the „northern trifid nebula“ for its eye-catching dust lanes apparently dividing the nebula into several parts. A combination of luminescent gas (red) and illuminated interstellar material (blue) add up to the colorful arrangement thrilling the observer to dunk deeply into the scenery.
NGC 2419 is often called the „Intergalactic Wanderer“, an appropriate title considering its distance of some 300,000 lightyears from Earth. Compare this to the appr. 160,000 lightyears to the Magellanic Clouds, the Milkyway’s closest satellite galaxies. The Cluster might well be the remains of an ancient galaxy cought by our Milkyway’s force of gravity.
IC 1805 is also know as Melotte 15, which is basically the open star cluster located in the constellation Cassiopeia. Nevertheless, even more stricting than the cluster is the field of H-II nebula surrounding the stars. Our image includes data taken through straight RGB and Ha-narrowband filter to incorporate both the impressive structures and the colorful view.
Located in the constellation Cygnus, this Planetary is a nice target for mid-sized telescopes. The spectrum reveals that while the faint outer halo is made up by usual interstellar matter (mostly Hydrogen), the embedded inner ring consists of pure Helium. This is considered to be a direct evidence of stellar fusion processes.