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Central IC 1805

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Robby, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Robby

    Robby The Robot

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    Central IC 1805

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    Central IC 1805
    Credit & Copyright: Keith Quattrocchi

    Explanation: Cosmic clouds seem to form fantastic shapes in the central regions of emission nebula IC 1805. Of course, the clouds are sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from massive hot stars in the nebula's newborn star cluster (aka Melotte 15). About 1.5 million years young, the cluster stars appear on the right in this colorful skyscape, along with dark dust clouds silhouetted against glowing atomic gas. A composite of narrow and broad band telescopic images, the view spans about 15 light-years and includes emission from hydrogen in green, sulfur in red, and oxygen in blue hues. Wider field images reveal that IC 1805's simpler, overall outline suggests its popular name - The Heart Nebula. IC 1805 is located about 7,500 light years away toward the constellation Cassiopeia.



    (Via NASA)
     
  2. Webster

    Webster The Red Tarheel

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    Now that's an amazing photo; looks like an interstellar set of mountains with added spur lines off of parts of it........ :cool: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
     

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