APOD: Reflections of the Ghost Nebula (2023 Oct 30)

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APOD: Reflections of the Ghost Nebula (2023 Oct 30)

Post by APOD Robot » Mon Oct 30, 2023 4:07 am

Image Reflections of the Ghost Nebula

Explanation: Do any shapes seem to jump out at you from this interstellar field of stars and dust? The jeweled expanse, filled with faint, starlight-reflecting clouds, drifts through the night in the royal constellation of Cepheus. Far from your own neighborhood on planet Earth, these ghostly apparitions lurk along the plane of the Milky Way at the edge of the Cepheus Flare molecular cloud complex some 1,200 light-years away. Over two light-years across and brighter than the other spooky chimeras, VdB 141 or Sh2-136 is also known as the Ghost Nebula, seen toward the bottom of the featured image. Within the reflection nebula are the telltale signs of dense cores collapsing in the early stages of star formation.

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Re: APOD: Reflections of the Ghost Nebula (2023 Oct 30)

Post by Sa Ji Tario » Mon Oct 30, 2023 5:58 pm

figures that remind me of "Guernica"

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Re: APOD: Reflections of the Ghost Nebula (2023 Oct 30)

Post by Pastorian » Mon Oct 30, 2023 6:18 pm

Sa Ji Tario wrote: Mon Oct 30, 2023 5:58 pm figures that remind me of "Guernica"
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Re: APOD: Reflections of the Ghost Nebula (2023 Oct 30)

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Oct 30, 2023 6:40 pm

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Looks like One Ghost is after the other!
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Re: APOD: Reflections of the Ghost Nebula (2023 Oct 30)

Post by johnnydeep » Mon Oct 30, 2023 6:54 pm

Pastorian wrote: Mon Oct 30, 2023 6:18 pm
Sa Ji Tario wrote: Mon Oct 30, 2023 5:58 pm figures that remind me of "Guernica"
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Nice! I couldn't really see any resemblance at all before your post.
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Re: APOD: Reflections of the Ghost Nebula (2023 Oct 30)

Post by Pastorian » Mon Oct 30, 2023 10:04 pm

johnnydeep wrote: Mon Oct 30, 2023 6:54 pm
Pastorian wrote: Mon Oct 30, 2023 6:18 pm
Sa Ji Tario wrote: Mon Oct 30, 2023 5:58 pm figures that remind me of "Guernica"
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Nice! I couldn't really see any resemblance at all before your post.
Thanks Johnnydeep, great call by Sa Ji Tario.

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Re: APOD: Reflections of the Ghost Nebula (2023 Oct 30)

Post by Ann » Tue Oct 31, 2023 6:08 am

Pastorian wrote: Mon Oct 30, 2023 6:18 pm
Sa Ji Tario wrote: Mon Oct 30, 2023 5:58 pm figures that remind me of "Guernica"
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Great observation, Sa Ji Tario, and wonderful attachment, Pastorian! I would love to know how you made it. But you probably shouldn't try to explain it to me, because I'm a technical idiot.

I went from being relatively uninterested in the APOD to going "Ahhh!" over it, thanks to the "Guernica" aspect of it!

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