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Leila Reuter

The Horsehead Nebula in Orion

The easy to identify Horsehead and nearby Flame (or Christmas Tree) nebulae are invisible wonders in what many Australians refer-to as the Saucepan, the base of which, is really Orion's Belt. Everything in this picture is invisible to the unaided eye, except for one or two of the brightest stars. Taken with a 4" Takahashi Apo refractor telescope with f3.7 reducer. f.l = 220mm. SBIG 3.2 megapixel cooled ccd camera with Astrodon RB, Ha and OIII filters. Total Exposure Time: 17.3 hours.

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Paisajes Increíbles on Twitter

“Un luminosa estrella azul en el extremo de un pilar de polvo en la región de formación de estrellas Cygnus X”

tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming - weareallstarstuff: Fire In The Sky

weareallstarstuff: “ Fire In The Sky ”

The Horsehead Nebula by Terry Hancock for smartphone wallpaper

A very good friend of mine has suggested that I should make available some of my images resized for use as a wallpaper for smart phones/iphones, the reason being is that most smart phone users either don’t know how or cannot be bothered resizing images for their smart phones. I am looking for opinions from smart phone users whether or not this is a worthwhile idea or not. Please comment here and let me know what you the users think? For this first trial exercise I have used a common size I…

Traces of the Very Oldest Stars

Japanese scientists have discovered a star they believe to be made from the remnants of one of the oldest stars in the universeand one that was more than 100 times more massive than the sun.

Eagle Nebula M16 Mapped Color - March, 2011

Taken from Coral Towers Observatory using an Apogee U16 camera and a 41-cm RCOS telescope on a Software Bisque Paramount ME I. LINK Info about this nebula: Earlier version of this image:

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