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Thursday, 03 September 2020 12:31

Messier 8 and Messier 20

Wide-field mosaic of Messier 8 The Lagoon Nebula and Messier 20 The Trifid Nebula. Messier 8 is an emission nebula HII region in Sagittarius. Several collapsing clouds know as Bok globules are visible which may eventually collapse down to form new stars. Messier 20 is highlighted by three different types of nebula. The red parts are an emission nebula, the blue parts are a reflection nebula, and the dark bands are dark nebula which are clouds of dust and gas blocking light from behind.

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Friday, 28 August 2020 18:42

Barnard 143

Barnard 143 is a dark nebula consisting of gas and dust that blocks the background stars of our galaxy. Located in Aquila with as estimated distance of 2,000 light years. 

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 15:48

The Flame and the Horse

NGC 2024 - Flame Nebula, Barnard 33 - Horse Head Nebula, and the bright star Alnitak that ionizes the Flame causing it to glow. Thicker patches of dust and gas in front of the nebula shows up as the dark patches. The center of the nebula contains a cluster of stars, many newly formed.

The Horse Head Nebula is a dark nebula that lies in front of an area of ionized hydrogen gas that is energized by the star Sigma Orionis. It also is a stellar nursery containing newly and currently forming stars.

Both are part of the Orion Molecular Cloud.

Cropped version as the bright stars in that area causes nice rainbow patterns in my camera. 80mm refractor and Asi071 camera.

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 15:03

Barnard 72 The Snake Nebula

Barnard 72 is a dark nebula located in the constellation of Ophiuchus. Often called the Snake Nebula, the thicker regions of gas and dust blot out the light from the background stars of the Milky Way Galaxy. Several other dark nebula are visible in the image.

Imaged with the ED80cft refractor and ZWO1600 mono camera.

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 21:10

Barnard 86

Barnard 86 is a dark nebula located in the constellation of Sagittarius. The nebula is dense enough to block the background stars in this densely populated area. Also visible is the open cluster NGC 6520, which may be associated with the nebula.

Imaged with the RC10 and Atik 314l+ mono ccd.


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