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The Great Orion Nebula

The Great Orion Nebula is the show piece of our observatory.  This image, obtained on February 27, 1995 with an exposure time of 90 seconds, presents the Orion's Nebula in full splendor.  This image was obtained using a ST4X camera at the Newtonian focus of a 5 inch Celestron Schmidt camera.  The Orion Nebula is the most beautiful example of an emission nebula, which is being heated by four stars near its center known as the trapezium. R. Muller, J.C. Cersosimo, L. Wilkes and J. Soto from the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao Observatory, and L. Maura from the Astronomical Society of Puerto Rico.

Omega Centauri
 

Omega Centauri, a globular cluster in the Constellation Centaurus (NGC 5139). This cluster, in the halo of our own galaxy, harbors one million stars.  This image was obtained on May 1, 1995, with the ST4X camera at the Newtonian focus of the 5 inch Celestron Schmidt camera.  Exposure time was 40 seconds. R. Muller, L. Wilkes and J.C. Cersosimo from the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao Observatory.

Lagoon Nebula
 

This image was obtained on August 4, 1994. With an exposure time of 55 seconds. R. Muller, L. Wilkes, J.C. Cersosimo, J. Soto from the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao Observatory.

 

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