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Cygnus Wall Narrowband

The Cygnus Wall

The Cygnus Wall is part of the North America Nebula (NGC7000).  It is a huge cloud of ionized Hydrogen gas estimated to be 1,600 light years away and the location of some intense star formation. The darker region to the right of this image is not the empty background of space; we are looking at […]

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IC443 and IC444

SpongeBob where are you?

The Jellyfish Nebula (IC443), the remains of a supernova in the constellation of Gemini. It is about 5,000 light years away and was created sometime between 3 and 30 thousand years ago. Also top centre is IC444 which is a blue nebula due to starlight being reflected off gas and dust. (No sign of SpongeBob […]

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M42 and M43

M42 plus M43 – Unmodded DSLR Image

M42 – The Orion Nebula, plus top left M43 – De Marian’s Nebula (aka “The Running Man Nebula”). This is 30 x 30 second exposures, plus 22 x 320 second exposures in an HDR composite, taken 11th Jan 2014. Again I was battling a nearly full Moon as we seem to get nothing but rain […]

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