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Beautiful New Image of Nebula M78

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posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 12:51 PM
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Nebula's are one of the most beautiful sights to behold in the Universe. Another one of these gems (nebula M78) has been captured on camera by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile.

See the link for the image + article, scroll down to the page to see a nice videoclip of M78.

astronomy.com...

Nebula M78 lies about 1,350 lightyears away from Earth in the constallation Orion The Hunter. The Nebula is home to dozens of low-mass young stars, less than 10 million years old.
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posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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It is a beautiful image, the photographic technology today is amazing.



This new image of the reflection nebula M78 was captured using the Wide Field Imager camera on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory, Chile. This color picture was created from many monochrome exposures taken through blue, yellow/green, and red filters, supplemented by exposures through a filter that isolates light from glowing hydrogen gas. ESO and Igor Chekalin



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 02:46 AM
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Thanks for posting the picture here, I couldn't work out how to.
These photographs are absolutely stunning. I cannot wait for the James Webb Telescope to be launched and for those first picture to be sent back to earth. But when you see this picture and images taken by Hubble it's hard to imagine that they will be able to top that.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 12:51 PM
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Your welcome, if you scroll down to the end of the article there is an amazing video, worth watching it. Would love it if we could see this nebula from here, what do they call it, naked eye astronomy.


The pale blue tint seen in the nebula in this picture is an accurate representation of its dominant color. Blue hues are commonly seen in reflection nebulae because of the way the starlight is scattered by the tiny dust particles they contain — the shorter wavelength of blue light is scattered more efficiently than the longer wavelength of red light
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posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 02:48 AM
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Damn the sattelies now are amazing!



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