Category Archives: Stars (Non-Sun Related)

An Image of What Was

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. A short thought that I wrote about five or so years ago when I bought my 8” Celestron telescope and aimed it at this object; the Eskimo Nebula. Object information below as … Continue reading

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Seeds of Things to Come

Image credit & copyright: Don Goldman. Roughly 800 light years away in the southern constellation Vela (Sails) is the Vela Supernova Remnant, of which this is a small portion of. Once part of a massive star, (a star with at … Continue reading

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Cluster Standoff

Image credit & copyright: Jaspal Chadha. Would you like some color with your universe?  Then you’ll love this image of two open star clusters by Jaspal Chadha.  Of all the objects that you can observe from your back yard with … Continue reading

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When the Seven Sisters Rise, Summer Falls

Image credit & copyright: Marco Lorenzi. If you’ve been looking, this striking, easily observable open star cluster has been rising heliacally (before the Sun) in the east within their home constellation of Taurus the Bull. For those of us here in … Continue reading

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The Water Fall Nebula (Zoom)

The universe is an intriguing and mysterious place and every new bit of information comes with many more questions attached to it. I, like so many others believe this is one of the greatest aspects to learning.  The more that … Continue reading

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Light, Camera, Can’t See the Action

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. To an astronomer, nothing is more annoying that light pollution or that neighbor that just won’t turn his floodlights off at night. Well here we have a different iteration of that same … Continue reading

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Gem in the LMC

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Back in March of 2006 Hubble aimed its eye at the southern hemisphere’s greatest night sky prize, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), specifically at this star forming association cataloged as LH-95. The … Continue reading

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