Helix Nebula

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The Helix Nebula (also known as NGC 7293 or Caldwell 63) is a planetary nebula (PN) located in the constellation Aquarius. Discovered by Karl Ludwig Harding, probably before 1824, this object is one of the closest to the Earth of all the bright planetary nebulae. The distance, measured by …

M-101

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M101 is a lovely Galaxy which can be see off the tail of the Big Dipper in the North West at the time of the Star Party.  The darkness of the skies allow it to be easily located for viewing …

MKSP midnight skies 2019

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MKSP skies taken at the summit and looking to the south in 2019.  The different area’s at the summit present different views of  the sky, up at the summit gives the best views of the whole sky down to all …

M31 – Andromeda Galaxy

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The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224 and originally the Andromeda Nebula, is a barred spiral galaxy with diameter of about 220,000 ly approximately 2.5 million light-years from Earth and the nearest large galaxy to …