Lose yourself in the 50 latest films released for the Hubble anniversary

In April 1990 our universe opened up to us in a new way.

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched and launched, the most powerful space telescope ever developed.

Even if the tool is a landing. The bumpy start Hubble has been up and running for three decades through April this year. To celebrate this amazing milestone, NASA made a plethora of rooms available to us: images of 50 newly processed Caldwell List objects that were first made available to the public.

Cosmic objects can be classified in different ways. What makes Caldwell’s list so special is that it only contains objects that can be observed by backyard astronomers. Take a telescope (or, in some cases, two eyes of your own) and look at these objects in the night sky.

The Caldwell List, first compiled by amateur astronomer and author Sir Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore, was first published in 1995. Sky and telescopeConsidered an addition to the Messier list of 110 objects compiled by French astronomer Charles Messier in the 18th century.

Also known as Galaxy NGC 55, Caldwell 72. (NASA, ESA, r. Di Zhang, G. Illingworth; processed by Gladys Gopher)

Popularly, Messier compiled his list out of frustration. He was interested in spotting comets; Table list of annoying things No. Comet, so comet hunters can safely ignore it.

Ironically, it turned out to be a very useful list of bright targets that amateur astronomers could see, including nebulae, star clusters, and nearby galaxies.

Caldwell 82Star Cluster NGC 6193 or Caldwell 82. (NASA, ESA and J. Mice Apellanis; processed by Gladys Gopher)

The Caldwell table of 109 objects, made up of 28 nebulae, 46 clusters, and 35 galaxies, is not on the Messier list, but is of even greater interest to anyone who admires the night sky.

It is a pleasure to discover these objects for yourself, to see them with your eyes light years away. It’s also nice to compare your own observations with what Hubble saw with its strongest “eye”. And now, they’re just fame.

Thirty Caldwell objects in 50 new NASA images, some objects appear in more than one image.

Caldwell 45Spiral galaxy Caldwell 45 or NGC 5248. (NASA, ESA, J. Lee and A. Filipino; processed by Gladys Gopher)

“Because of Hubble’s wide field of view, some of his images failed to capture the abundance of Caldwell’s object, sometimes instead of clusters of young stars, stars in the suburbs of a cluster, or a zombie star in the heart of a nebula.” wrote Vanessa Thomas from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. On the NASA website.

“But in other cases, a mosaic of Hubble observations creates a full or near-complete portrait of the wonder of heaven.”

In total, Hubble’s Caldwell catalog, which was first published in December 2019, now contains 87 out of 109 Caldwell products. The space telescope does not ignore Messier’s list. Hubble filmed 96 of 110 Messier objects. Each item in both lists provides a visual guide to how to display it in the sky.

Coal sack acs1 hpfinalColzac Nebula or Caldwell 99. (NASA, ISA and R. சஹாய்; processed by Gladys Gopher)

Together, the two collections contain some of the most amazing images of the space around us – an amazing tour of the wonders of the universe.

It has become complete evidence of Hubble’s precious treasure.

The full range of still stunning images from the Caldwell Collection and the Messier Collection can be viewed on NASA’s website.