APOD: IC 1396: Emission Nebula in Cepheus (2017 Jul 20)

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APOD: IC 1396: Emission Nebula in Cepheus (2017 Jul 20)

Post by APOD Robot » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:06 am

Image IC 1396: Emission Nebula in Cepheus

Explanation: Stunning emission nebula IC 1396 mixes glowing cosmic gas and dark dust clouds in the high and far off constellation of Cepheus. Energized by the bright central star seen here, this star forming region sprawls across hundreds of light-years, spanning over three degrees on the sky while nearly 3,000 light-years from planet Earth. Among the intriguing dark shapes within IC 1396, the winding Elephant's Trunk nebula lies just below center. Stars could still be forming inside the dark shapes by gravitational collapse. But as the denser clouds are eroded away by powerful stellar winds and radiation, any forming stars will ultimately be cutoff from the reservoir of star stuff. The gorgeous color view is a composition of image data from narrowband filters, mapping emission from the nebula's atomic oxygen, hydrogen, and sulfur into blue, green, and red hues.

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Re: APOD: IC 1396: Emission Nebula in Cepheus (2017 Jul 20)

Post by Boomer12k » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:54 am

Celestial "Statue of Galactic Liberty"????

Really nice detail...
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Re: APOD: IC 1396: Emission Nebula in Cepheus (2017 Jul 20)

Post by Ann » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:27 am

Boomer12k wrote:Celestial "Statue of Galactic Liberty"????

Really nice detail...
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NGC 3576, the Statue of Liberty Nebula.
Steve Mazlin, Jack Harvey, Rick Gilbert, & Daniel Verschatse (SSRO/PROMPT/UNC)
There are some similarities between the Statue of Liberty and the Elephant Trunk Nebula in IC 1399, but it is NGC 3576 that is commonly known as the Statue of Liberty Nebula. :ssmile:

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Re: APOD: IC 1396: Emission Nebula in Cepheus (2017 Jul 20)

Post by neufer » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:37 pm

Ann wrote:
Boomer12k wrote:
Celestial "Statue of Galactic Liberty"????
There are some similarities between the Elephant Trunk Nebula in IC 1399, but it is NGC 3576 that is commonly known as the Statue of Liberty Nebula. :ssmile:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Motherland_Calls wrote:

<<The Motherland Calls (Russian: Родина-мать зовёт!) is a statue in Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, Russia, commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad. It was designed by sculptor Yevgeny Vuchetich and structural engineer Nikolai Nikitin, and declared the largest statue in the world in 1967. Today, it is the tallest statue in Europe and the tallest statue of a woman in the world, not including pedestals. The monument was inspired by the Ancient Greek sculpture the Winged Victory of Samothrace, and was modelled on a local woman, Valentina Izotova.>>
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