Monthly Archives: October 2016

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 theWinter

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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Boulder Beach

Image credit & copyright: Manish Mamtani. Still haven’t been to the beautiful Acadia National Park? Well allow me, actually, Manish Mamtani to twist your arm a little harder with this incredible shot from Boulder Beach.  In this image we see … Continue reading

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Yosemite by Night

Image credit & copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo. Few locations on Earth generate a sense of awe like Yosemite National Park does. From the first time your eyes meet Half Dome or El Capitan until your final gaze upon Cathedral Peak … Continue reading

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