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horsephotobucket.jpgHorsehead nebula.706 viewsThe Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33 in bright nebula IC 434) is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion. The nebula is located just below (to the south of) Alnitak, the star farthest left on Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. The Horsehead Nebula is approximately 1500 light years from Earth. It is one of the most identifiable nebulae because of the shape of its swirling cloud of dark dust and gases, which is similar to that of a horse's head when viewed from Earth. The shape was first noticed in 1888 by Williamina Fleming on photographic plate B2312 taken at the Harvard College Observatory.

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.
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IMG_0510.jpg275 viewsNice view1Martin
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Omegadone2G.jpgOmega Centaury.552 viewsJust testing the guiding on the G11 with Gemini 2Martin
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Nonet1final.jpgNonet (the eyes).501 viewsThe Eyes Galaxies (NGC 4435-NGC 4438, also known as Arp 120) are a pair of galaxies about 52 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo. NGC 4438 is the most curious interacting galaxy in the Virgo Cluster, due to the uncertainty surrounding the energy mechanism that heats the nuclear source; this energy mechanism may be a starburst region, or a Black Hole embedded in an active galactic nucleus (AGN). Both of the hypotheses are still being investigated.

Additionally, there is evidence to suggest that the environmental damage to the interstellar medium of NGC 4438 may have been caused by an encounter (off-center collision) with NGC 4435, millions of years ago.
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IMG_0518.jpgnice view551 viewsnice viewMartinMay 21, 2016
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IMG_0517.jpgARB Kev619 viewsARB Kev.MartinMay 21, 2016
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IMG_0516.jpg320 viewsKev's CarMartinMay 21, 2016
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IMG_0515.jpg325 viewsJacki and carMartinMay 21, 2016
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IMG_0513.jpg324 viewsScotty's carMartinMay 21, 2016
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IMG_0512.jpg337 viewsMark beside his carMartinMay 21, 2016
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IMG_0511.jpg323 viewsHang this in the ceiling and Mark will be out of business :PMartinMay 21, 2016