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Monday, December 10, 2018

Astro Anarchy gets published, the cover picture of an Official Vatican Observatory calendar 2019

My photo of the Sharpless 115 (Sh2-115) and a planetary nebula Abell 71 get selected as a cover photo of an Official Vatican observatory Calendar for the year 2019.

A Square Degree of Birth and Death

This photo shows  about one square degree of sky from the constellation Cygnus. In this photo, there are both, birth and the death. 
The blueish area at middle up is a stellar nursery, new stars are born there as an ongoing process. 
The blue dot at lower left is a planetary nebula Abell 71. The star has consumed all of its hydrogen resources and then blowed out its outer layers.

Sharpless 115 and Abell 71
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Image is in mapped colours, from the emission of ionized elements, R=Sulphur, G=Hydrogen and B=Oxygen.

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