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  Stars are forming in the Soul of the Queen of Aethopia. More specifically, a large star forming region called the Soul Nebula can be found in the direction of the constellation Cassiopeia, who Greek mythology credits as the vain wife of a King who long ago ruled lands surrounding the upper Nile river. The …

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A dramatic study in contrasts, this skyscape features stars, dust, and glowing gas in NGC 6914. The complex of nebulae lies some 6,000 light-years away, toward the high-flying northern constellation Cygnus and the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy.  The view spans nearly 100 light-years at the estimated distance of NGC 6914. Ultraviolet radiation from …

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Simeis-147, also known as SH2-240, is a supernova remnant between the constellations of Auriga and Taurus. It is also known as the Spaghetti nebula because of its filamentary structure. It is a not very often imaged object because of several reasons that make it an extremely difficult object for imaging: the remnant spans a region …

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Somewhere in October I started with gathering some data of M42 with my TMB92. With this scope it was finally possible to get this nebula in my field of view. Weather only didn’t cooperate lately (nicely said). So when it was clear yesterday I did shoot some more data. It is not enough yet for …

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In 1995 the Hubble Space telescope wrote history by recording he image of the Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula which  is one of the most famous images ever made by Hubble. By then it was not known what disaster is waiting for the pillars to happen to them. An image taken by NASA’s Spitzer …

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