APOD: North America and the Pelican (2017 Dec 01)

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APOD: North America and the Pelican (2017 Dec 01)

Postby APOD Robot » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:05 am

Image North America and the Pelican

Explanation: Fans of our fair planet might recognize the outlines of these cosmic clouds. On the left, bright emission outlined by dark, obscuring dust lanes seems to trace a continental shape, lending the popular name North America Nebula to the emission region cataloged as NGC 7000. To the right, just off the North America Nebula's east coast, is IC 5070, whose profile suggests the Pelican Nebula. The two bright nebulae are about 1,500 light-years away, part of the same large and complex star forming region, almost as nearby as the better-known Orion Nebula. At that distance, the 6 degree wide field of view would span 150 light-years. This careful cosmic portrait uses narrow band images to highlight the bright ionization fronts and the characteristic red glow from atomic hydrogen gas. These nebulae can be seen with binoculars from a dark location. Look northeast of bright star Deneb in the constellation of Cygnus the Swan.

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Re: APOD: North America and the Pelican (2017 Dec 01)

Postby Boomer12k » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:10 am

Pelican Nebula? or PTERODACTYL Nebula??? AHHHHHH.....there is another head lower, and on the lower left a Brontosaurus neck and head...and the "Dark Scorpion" at bottom center... a plethora of interesting shapes....

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Re: APOD: North America and the Pelican (2017 Dec 01)

Postby heehaw » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:54 am

Code pink?

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Re: APOD: North America and the Pelican (2017 Dec 01)

Postby ta152h0 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:05 pm

I am on the upper left, where it is really raining and use APOD to see the sky everyday, pass the ice cold one
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Re: APOD: North America and the Pelican (2017 Dec 01)

Postby songwriterz » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:47 pm

the Deadpool Nebula


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