APOD: Young Suns of NGC 7129 (2011 Oct 27)

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APOD: Young Suns of NGC 7129 (2011 Oct 27)

Post by APOD Robot » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:06 am

Image Young Suns of NGC 7129

Explanation: Young suns still lie within dusty NGC 7129, some 3,000 light-years away toward the royal constellation Cepheus. While these stars are at a relatively tender age, only a few million years old, it is likely that our own Sun formed in a similar stellar nursery some five billion years ago. Most noticeable in the sharp image are the lovely bluish dust clouds that reflect the youthful starlight. But the compact, deep red crescent shapes are also markers of energetic, young stellar objects. Known as Herbig-Haro objects, their shape and color is characteristic of glowing hydrogen gas shocked by jets streaming away from newborn stars. Paler, extended filaments of reddish emission mingling with the bluish clouds are caused by dust grains effectively converting the invisible ultraviolet starlight to visible red light through photoluminesence. Ultimately the natal gas and dust in the region will be dispersed, the stars drifting apart as the loose cluster orbits the center of the Galaxy. At the estimated distance of NGC 7129, this telescopic view spans about 40 light-years.

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Re: APOD: Young Suns of NGC 7129 (2011 Oct 27)

Post by bactame » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:24 am

And so suppose there is a Heaven.
Might it be here in Cepheus?

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Re: APOD: Young Suns of NGC 7129 (2011 Oct 27)

Post by Ann » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:50 am

This is a very beautiful APOD. I particularly like how the image seems to show that we are looking through a hole blown by slightly older, energetic stars. Note the pink "rim" that seems ot outline the "hole". Admittedly this "rim" may be outflows from one or two hidden sources - two unborn stars - seen pretty much smack in the middle of the picture. These baby stars are throwing particularly violent tantrums.

What a fascinating picture this is!

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Re: APOD: Young Suns of NGC 7129 (2011 Oct 27)

Post by Indigo_Sunrise » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:45 am

Judging from what Mr. Schedler says about light pollution in his area -
At 25 km distance the city of Graz with
250 000 inhabitants is a severe light source, you see its reflection to the thin clouds behind the hill.
Typical limiting magnitudes from 40 degree altitide:
Mag 4.5 (at humid situations)
to Mag 5.5 (at high transparency).
At good transparency conditions the milky way is well visible. Most deep sky images have been aquired during periods of high transparency.
the resulting image is pretty awesome.

:mrgreen:

ETA: the link I was trying to put in isn't going to the correct page, hence the quotation. But if you decide to visit Mr. Schedler's webpage, just click on the "Observatory" button on the left side, and there you'll see an article titled, "Light Pollution Situation", which is where the quote is taken from.
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Re: APOD: Young Suns of NGC 7129 (2011 Oct 27)

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:05 pm

Orin

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Re: APOD: Young Suns of NGC 7129 (2011 Oct 27)

Post by BMAONE23 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:00 pm

orin stepanek wrote:Awesome! 8-)
Seeing that picture made me think of this guy
Image
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From WIKI

Monsters, Monsters from the ID
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Re: APOD: Young Suns of NGC 7129 (2011 Oct 27)

Post by Beyond » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:10 pm

Actually that's -Monster of the ID-. Nicely lit-up by the force-field.
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Re: APOD: Young Suns of NGC 7129 (2011 Oct 27)

Post by BMAONE23 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:30 pm

Morbius was too close
to the problem.

The Krell had completed their project.

That big machine.

No instrumentalities.

True creation.

Doc, let's have it.

- But the Krell forgot one thing.
- Yes, what?

Monsters, John.
Monsters from the Id.

The Id? What's that?

Talk, Doc.

Doc?

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Re: APOD: Young Suns of NGC 7129 (2011 Oct 27)

Post by Beyond » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:48 pm

Ok, go ahead and throw the script at me. HOWEVER, you did notice that there were no more Krell aound, right? No Krell, No Monsters. Except that Morbius went and played with their machine and produced his own Monster. Thus-->Monster of the ID.
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Re: APOD: Young Suns of NGC 7129 (2011 Oct 27)

Post by neptunium » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:08 pm

Yep, an awesome picture! It is amazing how stars have the power to move dust and gas in space. 8-)

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Re: APOD: Young Suns of NGC 7129 (2011 Oct 27)

Post by Wolf Kotenberg » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:40 pm

There is a lot of points of light in the image. And if the Universe continues to accelerate outwards, some of those points are going dark someday for our descendants.

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Re: APOD: Young Suns of NGC 7129 (2011 Oct 27)

Post by NoelC » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:53 pm

A classically beautiful APOD image. It's hard to say any more without using every superlative known.

Great job, Johannes!

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Re: APOD: Young Suns of NGC 7129 (2011 Oct 27)

Post by neufer » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:18 pm

Monster of the Super-ego wrote:
Ok, go ahead and throw the script at me. HOWEVER, you did notice that there were no more Krell aound, right? No Krell, No Monsters. Except that Morbius went and played with their machine and produced his own Monster. Thus-->Monster of the ID.
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Re: APOD: Young Suns of NGC 7129 (2011 Oct 27)

Post by Beyond » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:22 pm

Monster of The Super-ego says Watch it!! The dials are beginning to move.
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Re: APOD: Young Suns of NGC 7129 (2011 Oct 27)

Post by georgedavid » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:13 am

hahaha nice 1 Johannes