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M24: A Sagittarius Starscape

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#49333 by @ 22.09.2004 00:00 - nach oben -
M24: A Sagittarius Starscape

Many vast
star fields in the

plane of our
Milky Way Galaxy are rich in clouds of
dust, and gas.

First and foremost, visible in the
above picture are millions of stars,
many of which are similar to our

Next huge filaments of
dark interstellar dust
run across the image and block the light from millions
of more stars yet further across
our Galaxy.

The bright red region on the left is part of the
Omega Nebula, an
emission nebula of mostly hot
hydrogen gas also known as

A small bright grouping of stars near the image center is the
open cluster
M18, while the long bright streak of stars just right of center is

On the far right of the image is the picturesque red
emission nebula IC 1283 flanked by two blue

reflection nebulas
NGC 6589 and
NGC 6590.

These objects are visible with a small
telescope toward the constellation of

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#49335 by @ 22.09.2004 07:58 - nach oben -
so en chotz
#49340 by @ 22.09.2004 08:58 - nach oben -
Dä Metti wird langsam aber sicher zu eim wo sich nur für Bier Fuessball und Blicklese interessiert...
#49341 by @ 22.09.2004 09:00 - nach oben -
nei i find nur das bild grad nöd schö, git aber au geili APODs..
#49342 by @ 22.09.2004 09:01 - nach oben -
und blickläsä und fuessball isch jo no de grösser mischt.
#49343 by @ 22.09.2004 09:10 - nach oben -
Was no nöd isch cha jo no werde.
#49344 by @ 22.09.2004 09:20 - nach oben -
han i au sgfühl. vorher würd i mol bungee jumping ohni seil vo de fürschtelandbrugg mache.
#49345 by @ 22.09.2004 09:29 - nach oben -
goht sicher no ab...
#81025 by @ 16.10.2005 00:56 - nach oben -
Es isch ebä scho nid gad schön
#81027 by @ 16.10.2005 01:31, edited @ 16.10.2005 01:32 - nach oben -
gseht no läss us

wiäviel Stärnä sind da ächt?