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This colorful skyscape features the dusty, reddish glow of Sharpless catalog emission region Sh2-155, the Cave Nebula. About 2,400 light-years away, the scene lies along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy toward the royal northern constellation of Cepheus. Astronomical explorations of the region reveal that it has formed at the boundary of the massive …

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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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Two weeks ago I was imaging the Milky Way in Austria. When processing I found something unique (I think). In four of the images a meteor strike with after that an expanding plasma cloud was clearly visible: After combining the first two images I noticed also a possible breakup event that released a blue plasma …

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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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