Tag Archives: M45

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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Frozen Skies

Image Credit & Copyright: Me.  Feel free to use at will with proper credit. Sometimes it’s not the destination or the achievement, but it’s often the experience of the journey that serves to make a moment memorable to someone. Here’s … Continue reading

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Visitor at the Very Large Telescope (VLT)

Image Credit & Copyright: ESO/Alex Tudorica. What a beautiful image of the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Paranal in Chile’s Atacama Desert. As you look at the detail in the night sky, you notice that you don’t see the vast … Continue reading

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THE UNIVERSE COMES TO LIFE

Image Credit & Copyright: Petr Horalek. I find this image from Petr Horalek simply astounding and even a little painful. If our eyes could collect photons into a long exposure before sending them off to the brain, it’s very likely … Continue reading

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THE BRILLIANT COMET

Image Credit & Copyright: Sean Parker. Here’s a “WOW” for you from Sean Parker to help start your weekend right. This incredible image of Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy and the Pleiades open star cluster (AKA; Messier 45 or M45 or … Continue reading

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