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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.

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M 100

M 100 or NGC 4321 is a spiral galaxy of the Virgo cluster at 55 milion of light years from us.
In the photo near to M 100 you can see NGC 4323 and NGC 4328 that are two satellite galaxies of M 100 as highlighted in the second photo.

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M 66

M 66 is a galaxy in the Leo constellation and it is a spiral galaxy with a weak bar.
It is located at a distance of 31 million light years and is moving away from us with a speed of about 700 km/s.

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M 51

This is my first attempt to photograph a galaxy, the subject is the spiral galaxy M 51 interacting with the galaxy NGC 5195.

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Clavius

The Clavius crater is one of the biggest craters and it is located near the south pole in a heavily cratered region.
Water molecules have recently been discovered inside Clavius.

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Montes Apenninus

The Montes Apenninus are a long mountain range between Mare Imbrium (left) and Mare Serenitatis (right) and the its highest peak is about 5400 meters.
Below the Montes Apenninus end on the Eratosthens crater and the largest crater in the photo is Archimedes.
Very interesting is the Rima Hadley that it is a rille near the western (left) edge of the Montes Apenninus, near the landing site of Apollo15.