A great view

Comments and questions about the APOD on the main view screen.
l3p3r
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A great view

Post by l3p3r » Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:04 am

The Horsehead nebula up close.
http://www.space.com/images/besthubble_horsehead_02.jpg

At the top left of the horse shape you can see a star embedded in the cloud - illuminating it. (unless I am mistaken)

I imagine there would be a stunning view from a planet orbiting that star!!!

makc
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Re: A great view

Post by makc » Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:04 pm

...when I see people with nicks like one above, I think about this, instantly...

(p.s.: please, don't turn it into movie discussion)

l3p3r
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Post by l3p3r » Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:21 am

as in half the night sky would be relatively bright, close reflection nebula and the other half would be the stars visible out the 'top' of the cloud

maybe it wouldnt look as bright up close though im really not sure

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Post by harry » Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:35 am

Nice image
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Post by craterchains » Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:58 am

Yep, nice image, :roll:
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