Dumbell Nebula

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The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as the Apple Core Nebula, Messier 27, and NGC 6853) is a planetary nebula (nebulosity surrounding a white dwarf) in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1360 light-years. It was the first such …

NGC 253 – Sculptor Galaxy

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The Sculptor Galaxy (also known as the Silver Coin, Silver Dollar Galaxy, NGC 253, or Caldwell 65) is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor. The Sculptor Galaxy is a starburst galaxy, which means that it is currently undergoing …

Socializing in the parking lot

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Many of the campers/attendees at the Star Party set up in the parking lot area.  Its a good level surface and is the centerpoint of the socializing.  Behind the parking lot behind the trees in the background is the summit …

M33 in Triangulum

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The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy 2.73 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Triangulum. It is catalogued as Messier 33 or NGC 598. The Triangulum Galaxy is the third-largest member of the Local Group of galaxies, behind the …