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IRC +10216 or CW Leonis is a well-studied carbon star that is embedded in a thick dust envelope. It was first discovered in 1969 by a group of astronomers led by Eric Becklin, based upon infrared observations made with the 62 inches (1.6 m) Caltech Infrared Telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory. Its energy is emitted mostly at infrared wavelengths. At a wavelength of 5 μm, it was found to have the highest flux of any object outside the Solar System.
Originally posted by amaster
Originally posted by tomten
Originally posted by thorazineshuffle
search for moon, then pull back a little, then push infrared.
I would love to hear an explanation.
edit on 7-6-2011 by thorazineshuffle because: (no reason given)
That, my friend.
Is our own belowed Galaxy; Milkyway.
Seen from it's edge, as we always do.
Forgive my ignorance in asking this, but how can we see our galaxy? I'm assuming that this statement refers to the center of our galaxy and not our galaxy as a whole since we are viewing it from the inside.