Nana Dadzie Ghansah
6 min readApr 14, 2022

By Nana Dadzie Ghansah

Xavier Strottner and Marcel Drechsler. ©Marcel Drechsler


A group of serious amateur astronomers and astrophotographers are discovering hitherto unknown nebulae. Tops among them are a German graphic designer called Marcel Drechsler and a Frenchman named Xavier Strottner. By himself, Drechsler has found 37 new deep space objects (DSOs). Six of them have been confirmed as planetary nebulae. The two have discovered…

Nana Dadzie Ghansah

An anesthesiologist, photographer, writer, and poet. He lives and works in Lexington, Kentucky.