Category Archives: ZOOM Posts

A small collection of roughly 2-4 posts of the same object with each subsequent post even closer than the previous to point out detail.

Christmas Tree Nebula (Zoom)

Rolf Geissinger: http://stern-fan.de/Seiten/frameset_eng.htm NASA APOD for this image: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120410.html It’s that time of year where, like Halloween we gotta come up with an obligatory Christmas space post and what better than the Christmas Tree Cluster (also called nebula)?   The Christmas Tree Cluster is … Continue reading

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Cat’s Eye Nebula (Zoom)

Image credit & copyright: Josh Smith. Josh Smith http://www.catchingthecosmos.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catchingthecosmos/ Let’s sail off into this weekend with a great image by Josh Smith of New General Catalog 6543 (NGC 6543) or as it’s famously known, the Cat’s Eye Nebula, … 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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A Swan’s Scars (Zoom)

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/JPL/Caltech/ Galaxy Evolution Explorer GALEX. GALEX Explorer page for this ultraviolet wavelength image: http://www.galex.caltech.edu/media/glx2012-01r_img01.html Sometime in the past, between 5,000 and 8,000 years ago, a massive star at least ten or twenty times the mass of … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Structure of NGC 1433 (Zoom)

Images Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ESO’s ALMA Observatory. At a distance of 32 million light years, this galaxy in the southern constellation of Dorado (The Dolphinfish) is a beautiful spiral galaxy with an outer ring of … Continue reading

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47 Tucanae; a Classic Southern Sky Object (Zoom)

Image Credit & Copyright: Star Shadows Remote Observatory (SSRO), Rick Gilbert. For those of you that live in the southern hemisphere, this is clearly on of your favorite objects. 47 Tucanae (47 Tuc) is a massive globular star cluster nearly … Continue reading

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A Diamond in a Sea of Gold

Images Credit & Copyright: IMAGE 1: European Southern Observatory (ESO) MPG/ESO 2.2 meter telescope at La Silla Observatory in Chile. IMAGE 2: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Located a fairly close 13,000 light years away in the southern constellation Pavo, (The … Continue reading

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