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NGC 891

NGC 891 is a spiral galaxy viewed from the edge in the constellation Andromeda; it is also possible to observe the lane of dark dust that crosses it in half.

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M 33

M 33 or NGC 598 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of the Triangle; it is relatively close to us and its apparent size is greater than that of the Moon, but it is almost impossible to see it with the naked eye due to its low brightness.

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M 2

M2 or NGC 7089 is a globular cluster in the constellation of Aquarius, it is consists of 150,000 stars within a sphere of only 175 light years in diameter.
It is 13 billion years old.

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The Cocoon nebula

The Cocoon nebula or IC 5146 is a nebula about 15 light years large.

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The rotation of Jupiter

In this sequence of 4 frames of Jupiter on the night of 9-10 August 2021 in a time span of about 30 minutes it is possible to see the rotation of the planet.
The north pole is at the bottom left.

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M 27

This is M 27 or NGC 6853, also known as the Dumbell nebula.
It is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, a rest of a supernova explosion.

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My first photo of Saturn

This is my first photo of Saturn on 6 July 2021 at 00:48 Italian time; you can see the empty space between the ring A and B, known as Cassini Division.

Saturn, 6 July 2021 at 00:48
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My first photos of Jupiter

Here are some photos of Jupiter, in black and white; if I had a color camera, the vision would certainly more impressive.
The first two photos were taken on June 27, 2021 at 01:18 and 02:07 Italian time and it is possible to see the rotation of the planet which takes about 10 hours.

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M 57

M 57 or NGC 6720 is a planetary nebula in the constellation of Lyra and it is what remains of a supernova explosion.
At its center there is a white dwarf which is what remains of the supernova core.

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M 13

M 13 or NGC 6207, also known as the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, is an object made up of hundreds of thousands of old stars and it lies in the halo of our galaxy.
It has a diameter of 145 light years, a distance of 22000 light years from Earth, and an apparent magnitude of nearly 6, so it is almost visible to the naked eye.