APOD: NGC 2170: Still Life with Reflecting... (2013 Jul 07)

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APOD: NGC 2170: Still Life with Reflecting... (2013 Jul 07)

Post by APOD Robot » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:05 am

Image NGC 2170: Still Life with Reflecting Dust

Explanation: In this beautiful celestial still life composed with a cosmic brush, dusty nebula NGC 2170 shines at the upper left. Reflecting the light of nearby hot stars, NGC 2170 is joined by other bluish reflection nebulae, a compact red emission region, and streamers of obscuring dust against a backdrop of stars. Like the common household items still life painters often choose for their subjects, the clouds of gas, dust, and hot stars pictured here are also commonly found in this setting - a massive, star-forming molecular cloud in the constellation of the Unicorn (Monoceros). The giant molecular cloud, Mon R2, is impressively close, estimated to be only 2,400 light-years or so away. At that distance, this canvas would be about 15 light-years across.

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Post by ta152h0 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:17 am

WOW, glad I stayed up to admire this sight
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Post by Beyond » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:41 am

Yeah, ya got to see the orange eyed blue headed dust monster at work. :lol2:
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Post by Boomer12k » Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:49 am

Sci-Fi B Movie...."Cosmic Shadowman VS Nebulus: The Thing from Beyond Space"...the plot is thin, but the action is sometimes good. Great Cinematography. A fairly good Human Story line, with a good climactic ending, but suffers from a slow, dragging middle and several plot lines that seem to go nowhere, and bad English dubbing....3 of 5 stars.....1 and a half thumbs up.... :D

What a great shot. Great Work, Adam Block!!!

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Post by Boomer12k » Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:58 am

No doubt those stars will eventually erode it....making another awesome "still life" yet again! We can only hope.... :D

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Post by orin stepanek » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:08 am

In awe :shock: by the beauty! :D :wink:
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Post by Boomer12k » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:09 pm

Good juxtaposition between Reflection and Emission Nebula....some one get a broom!

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Post by Beyond » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:19 pm

The broom is over in the Witch's Head nebula. :wink:
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Post by saturno2 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:15 pm

This image is a group de forms and colors
as a magic tapestry

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Post by Psnarf » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:30 pm

Someone had a bad hair day!

Wonderful portrait. There's a lot going on in there, it's only a still-life on canvas. Kudos to the artist!

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Post by LocalColor » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:14 pm

Beautiful!!!!!

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Post by ta152h0 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:01 pm

speaking of brooms, I am beginning not to like those small CFL spiral lights. I thought I was doing the Earth some good. I am gonna go LED's .
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Re: APOD: NGC 2170: Still Life with Reflecting... (2013 Jul

Post by DavidLeodis » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:15 pm

I assume that the red emission nebula has a name, so I would be grateful if someone could please tell me as I have not been readily able to find out.

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Re: APOD: NGC 2170: Still Life with Reflecting... (2013 Jul

Post by Case » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:38 pm

DavidLeodis wrote:I assume that the red emission nebula has a name, so I would be grateful if someone could please tell me as I have not been readily able to find out.
Robert Gendler calls it the Core of the Mon R2 association. http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/NGC2170text.html

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Post by DavidLeodis » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:33 pm

Case wrote:
DavidLeodis wrote:I assume that the red emission nebula has a name, so I would be grateful if someone could please tell me as I have not been readily able to find out.
Robert Gendler calls it the Core of the Mon R2 association. http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/NGC2170text.html
Thanks for that Case, which is appreciated. :)

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Post by Anthony Barreiro » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:12 pm

APOD Robot wrote: In this beautiful celestial still life composed with a cosmic brush, ...
As I asked the last time this beautiful and interesting image was posted as an apod, whose hand is holding the brush? Who composed, or is composing, this particular still life?
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Post by geckzilla » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:22 pm

Anthony Barreiro wrote:
APOD Robot wrote: In this beautiful celestial still life composed with a cosmic brush, ...
As I asked the last time this beautiful and interesting image was posted as an apod, whose hand is holding the brush? who composed this particular still life?
That which can only be feebly described through hypothetical and theoretical physics equations, otherwise known as nature.
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Re: APOD: NGC 2170: Still Life with Reflecting... (2013 Jul

Post by Beyond » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:26 pm

Anthony Barreiro wrote:
APOD Robot wrote: In this beautiful celestial still life composed with a cosmic brush, ...
As I asked the last time this beautiful and interesting image was posted as an apod, whose hand is holding the brush? who composed this particular still life?
According to your link, Adam Block took the picture. He has the copyright.
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