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The Horsehead Nebula

Uploaded by: Astronight

Tuesday February 12, 2008

Caption: The Horsehead Nebula, B33, is the dark nebula in front of the bright red emission nebula IC 434. Dark Nebulae are clouds of dust in space that obscure the stars behind them. Emission nebulae are clouds of glowing ionized gas. Reflection nebulae do not shine by their own light, but are visible because they reflect the light of nearby stars. Along with the Orion Nebula, M42, it is part of a very large complex that is a stellar nursery where stars are forming out of the dust and gas. Located about 1,500 light years away, this complex is the closest star forming region to our own solar system.

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3. gingyb
2:59 PM GMT on March 26, 2011
Wow just beautiful
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2. Astronight
11:57 PM GMT on May 20, 2010
yes, and i am also using a broadband filter which is strong in HII under my light dome it's the only way to capture anything..takes hours but the results are worth it ...cheers john
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1. pfile
10:11 PM GMT on May 17, 2010
very nice, this must be a modified 350D?
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