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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

It looks like.... a collection of my photos as I see them



We have had a solid cloud cover, up here 65N, over two months now. My new imaging system stands useless at the rooftop, very frustrating.

We are easily seeing quasi logical forms in random shapes since we have a most powerful shape recognition machine in our brains.  Based on previous phenomena, I made a funny collection out of my photos. There is an original version of my photo and same photo as I see it in my head. Part of the images are named after my own observations and some are commonly known nicknames. NOTE. All of the astronomical photos in this blog post are originally taken by me. 

It looks like...

a Hawk

The Great Wall of Cygnus is a part of the North America Nebula, NGC 7000. Image info HERE


a Twirling Dancer

Melotte 15 cluster in IC 1805, info about this photo can be seen HERE


a Giacometti's "Walking Man"

An Elephant's Trunk Nebula in IC 1396, info about this photo can be seen HERE


an Alpine View


A closeup of NGC 1499, the "California Nebula"info about this photo can be seen HERE


a Cone

The "Cone Nebula", info about this image HERE


a Horse

Sharpless 132, "The furious cosmic horse gets blinded by a divine blue light" Image info HERE
The horse sculpture at right is shot from the Piazza Navona, Rome, and it's made by the great Bernini.


a Wizard

Info about the NGC 7380, the Wizard Nebula, can be seen HERE


an Eagle


Messier 16, M16, the Eagle Nebula, more info about this photo HERE


a logo of Grateful Dead

Simeis 147 supernova remnant in Taurus, information about this photo of mine can be found HERE
Info about the Grateful Dead HERE


a Nuclear Blast

IC 443, supernova remnant, a cosmic Nuclear Blast (It really is a one!) more info HERE


a Smiley Face

Eastern Veil Nebula, more info about this photo can be seen HERE


a Soap Bubble

Bubble Nebula, information about this photo of mine can be found HERE


a Pizza Pie


Messier 104 galaxy, information about this photo of mine can be found HERE


a Lobster

IC 410 and 405 Nebulae, more info about this photo can be seen HERE


a Baby Polar Bear

IC 1848, the Soul Nebula, information about this photo of mine can be found HERE


a Velvet Curtain

IC 405, the Flaming Star Nebula,  info about this photo can be seen HERE


a Ball of Tangled String

Simeis 147 supernova remnant in Taurus, information about this photo of mine can be found HERE


a Scottish Terrier

Sharpless 132, Sh2-132, information about this photo of mine can be found HERE


a Silver Dollar

NGC 253, a "Silver Dollar Galaxy", information about this photo of mine can be found HERE


a Gargoyle

A detail of the Elephant's Trunk Nebula in IC 1396, info about this photo can be seen HERE


a Question Mark

Cederblad 214, information about this photo of mine can be found HERE


a Bat


IC 1848, the Soul nebula, info about this photo can be found HERE

Or

an Angel




a Monkey Head

Info about the NGC 2174, the Monkey Head Nebula, can be seen HERE


a Siamese Fighting Fish

NGC 281, the "Pac Man Nebula", can be found HERE

This is traditionally seen as a "Pac Man" (A game figure from 80's)



a Cosmic Fertilization

IC 410, info about this photo can be seen HERE


a Burning Tree


Melotte 15 cluster in IC 1805, info about this photo can be seen HERE


a Heart

IC 1805, the Heart Nebula and a photo of a lamb's heart at right. Info about the IC 1805 photo HERE


a Chili Pepper


IC 410, info about this photo can be seen HERE


a Cirrus Cloud

Hydrogen filaments in Cygnus, info about this photo of mine can be seen HERE


a Christmas Tree

A Christmas Tree Cluster and the Cone Nebula, info about this photo can be seen HERE


A Chinese Dragon

18-panel mosaic photo of constellation Cygnus, info about this photo can be seen HERE


a Horus


NGC 6357, Sharpless 11, an Egyptian Horus, more info HERE


a Butterfly

Butterfly Nebula, info about this photo of mine can be found HERE


a Pelican

Pelican Nebula in Cygnus, more information about Pelican Nebula can be seen  HERE


a Ghost

IC 63, the Red Ghost, more info about this photo can be seen HERE


a Medusa's Head

A wide field shot of the Tulip Nebula area, in constellation Cygnus, looks like the Bernini's sculpture of Medusa's Head. More info about this photo can be seen HERE

(or a Sideshow Bob from the Simpsons...)




a North America

NGC  7000, the North America nebula, more info about this photo HERE


a Nike of Samothrace

IC 1340, "an Electric Nike of Samothrace", part of the Eastern veil nebula in light emitted by the ionized Oxygen only. More info about this image can be seen HERE


a Piece of Marble

The Propeller Nebula area in constellation cygnus looks like tile of a marble stone. More info about this target can be seen HERE.


a Rose

Rosette Nebula, more info about this object can be found HERE


a Leaping Puma

A detail from the Rosette Nebula looks like a leaping Puma. More info about this photo HERE


a Teapot

The Tulip Nebula, Sh2-101, a Cosmic Teapot. (Note. the famous Russell's teapot!)
Info about this photo of mine can be seen HERE.


a Tulip

The Tulip Nebula, Sharpless 101, more info can be seen HERE


a Tennis Ball


Sh2-216, A planetary Nebula in Perseus, the closest PN to Earth ever discovered, looks like a cosmic tennis ball. More info about this object can be found HERE



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