Monthly Archives: October 2015

Wonder

Image Credit & Copyright: Brook Wassall. Here’s a beautiful self portrait of Brook Wassall as he wades in the returning tides of Niarbyl on the Isle of Man. This image definitely has that lone wanderer or explorer feel to it … Continue reading

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Ghost of Phoenix

Image Credit & Copyright: T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF. CLICK the photo to view full size and see below for info and links. Alright all, this will more than likely be my final Halloween post so … Continue reading

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GHOSTS THAT CARRY STARS

Image Credit & Copyright: T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF. 1200 light years distant in the constellation Cepheus is this vast 2 light year-long reflection nebula cataloged as vdB 141 or Sharpless 2-136 though it is well … Continue reading

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Wicked Witch of the Winter

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/STScI Digitized Sky Survey/Noel Carboni. Let’s keep Halloween week rolling! Every year in the northern hemisphere as summer begins to cool and the nights begin to grow longer, IC2118 or as it’s known, the “Witch Head Nebula” … Continue reading

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FLAMING SKULL NEBULA

Image Credit & Copyright: Travis Rector/NOAO/Kitt Peak 4 meter telescope. Planetary nebula SH2-68 or as it’s also known the Flaming Skull Nebula (for obvious reasons) is an interesting nebula who, as all planetary nebula is a star that’s reaching the end … Continue reading

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IRAS GHOST

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (Links below). It’s October and Halloween is once again upon us and to ring in fall’s favorite holiday I believe a few “spooky” space photos are in order. Let’s get creepy! This … Continue reading

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Space Junk; OCTOBER 2015

Photo Credit & Copyright: My attempt at imaging the 2,159 mile wide low albedo rock 240,000 miles away that’s lit by the nearly million mile wide fusion reactor 93 million miles away in the other direction. This was during September’s total … Continue reading

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