APOD: IC 1871: Inside the Soul Nebula (2015 Oct 29)

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APOD: IC 1871: Inside the Soul Nebula (2015 Oct 29)

Postby APOD Robot » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:11 am

Image IC 1871: Inside the Soul Nebula

Explanation: This cosmic close-up looks deep inside the Soul Nebula. The dark and brooding dust clouds outlined by bright ridges of glowing gas are cataloged as IC 1871. About 25 light-years across, the telescopic field of view spans only a small part of the much larger Heart and Soul nebulae. At an estimated distance of 6,500 light-years the star-forming complex lies within the Perseus spiral arm of the Milky Way, seen in planet Earth's skies toward the constellation Cassiopeia. An example of triggered star formation, the dense star-forming clouds of IC 1871 are themselves sculpted by the intense winds and radiation of the region's massive young stars. This color image adopts a palette made popular in Hubble images of star-forming regions.

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Re: APOD: IC 1871: Inside the Soul Nebula (2015 Oct 29)

Postby henrystar » Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:59 pm

All this dramatic stuff going on in our Galaxy and billions of other galaxies for billions of years ... and no one to appreciate any of it, until us. ( Or?)

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Postby starsurfer » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:14 pm

This is a great region of the Soul Nebula! The whole Soul Nebula is catalogued as IC 1848 while this small part is catalogued separately as IC 1871. A RGB image by Adam Block can be seen here. IC 1871 can be seen in relation to IC 1848 in this widefield mosaic by Fabian Neyer.

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Postby MarkBour » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:57 pm

henrystar wrote:All this dramatic stuff going on in our Galaxy and billions of other galaxies for billions of years ... and no one to appreciate any of it, until us. ( Or?)

But what do you mean when you say you "appreciate it" ?
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Re: APOD: IC 1871: Inside the Soul Nebula (2015 Oct 29)

Postby Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:40 pm

So much universe – so few souls to appreciate it. Unless you count the billions of us on just one planet. If there are billions of life-sustaining planets in the billions of galaxies maybe the universe needs to get bigger? :wink:
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Re: APOD: IC 1871: Inside the Soul Nebula (2015 Oct 29)

Postby heehaw » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:43 pm

MarkBour wrote:
henrystar wrote:All this dramatic stuff going on in our Galaxy and billions of other galaxies for billions of years ... and no one to appreciate any of it, until us. ( Or?)

But what do you mean when you say you "appreciate it" ?

1. recognize the full worth of.
2. understand (a situation) fully; recognize the full implications of.

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Postby Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:52 pm

I love the contemplative face in the Soul Nebula.

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It's as if its mind blends into the soul of the nebula. 8-)
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Re: APOD: IC 1871: Inside the Soul Nebula (2015 Oct 29)

Postby MarkBour » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:34 pm

heehaw wrote:
MarkBour wrote:
henrystar wrote:All this dramatic stuff going on in our Galaxy and billions of other galaxies for billions of years ... and no one to appreciate any of it, until us. ( Or?)

But what do you mean when you say you "appreciate it" ?

1. recognize the full worth of.
2. understand (a situation) fully; recognize the full implications of.

Okay, a Google[tm] definition! But I wasn't looking for a Google[tm] definition of a word. I was probing to find out what henrystar meant by it.
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Re: APOD: IC 1871: Inside the Soul Nebula (2015 Oct 29)

Postby BMAONE23 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:40 pm

Ron-Astro Pharmacist wrote:I love the contemplative face in the Soul Nebula.



It's as if its mind blends into the soul of the nebula. 8-)

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Re: APOD: IC 1871: Inside the Soul Nebula (2015 Oct 29)

Postby saturno2 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:57 pm

Rare image

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Postby DianaA » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:05 pm

The center area of this image has always reminded me of a whirling dervish dancing.

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Re: APOD: IC 1871: Inside the Soul Nebula (2015 Oct 29)

Postby BMAONE23 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:16 am

DianaA wrote:The center area of this image has always reminded me of a whirling dervish dancing.

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I was just thinking about that particular resemblance


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