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Old 29-04-04, 23:03   #1
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One of the most identifiable nebulae in the sky, the Horsehead Nebula in Orion, is part of a large, dark, molecular cloud. Also known as Barnard 33, the unusual shape was first discovered on a photographic plate in the late 1800s. The red glow originates from hydrogen gas predominantly behind the nebula, ionized by the nearby bright star Sigma Orionis. The darkness of the Horsehead is caused mostly by thick dust, although the lower part of the Horsehead's neck casts a shadow to the left. Streams of gas leaving the nebula are funneled by a strong magnetic field. Bright spots in the Horsehead Nebula's base are young stars just in the process of forming. Light takes about 1500 years to reach us from the Horsehead Nebula. The above image was taken with the 0.9-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. Photo Credit & Copyright: Nigel Sharp (NOAO), KPNO, AURA, NSF
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Old 30-04-04, 03:56   #2
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B-E-A-utiful!
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Old 30-04-04, 04:10   #3
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Extraordinary picture and wonderful. 1500 years...
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Old 30-04-04, 12:37   #4
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Hello RobBo,

thank you very much.

Astronomy-photos are so beautiful, there's almost something magical in them.

More of tha same, please!

Wished I could look into the forum more often.
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Old 30-04-04, 13:01   #5
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What an image Thanks RobBo
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Old 30-04-04, 13:33   #6
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That's a very nice image, I'll definitely add it to my collection!
I used to be really into astronomy while I was in highschool. I still am, only now that I live in a big city there's way too much light pollution for stargazing Anyway, I have to say the Horsehead Nebula is quite impressive even when viewed with a small telescope (not this impressive, to be sure, but if you have a chance, do take a look at it...it's visible in late autumn and throughout the winter).

EDIT: Here's my fav picture of it:



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Old 30-04-04, 20:58   #7
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I thought The Horsehead Nebula existed only in an old cartoon about a purple shape-shifting alien called Widget The World Watcher. It was like Captain Planet but with two kids and an alien.
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Old 30-04-04, 21:21   #8
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Those pics are magnificent!!!
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Isnt it a stunner? First time I saw it through a telescope I nearly was speechless. Thanks Robbo. You and I seem to like the same hobby.
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there absolutely beautiful
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