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Eye of God

Is the Helix Nebula looking at you? No, not in any biological sense, but it does look quite like an eye.

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Lambda Centauri Vortex (starless)

To some, it looks like a giant chicken running across the sky. To others, it looks like a gaseous nebula where star formation takes place.

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Fire in the Sky

Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula. Also known as M42, the nebula's glowing gas surrounds hot young stars at the edge of an immense interstellar molecular cloud only 1,500 light-years away.

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de vliegender Hollander

If hailed by another ship, the crew of the Flying Dutchman will try to send messages to land, or to people long dead. In ocean lore, the sight of this phantom ship is a portent of doom.

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Bird of Prey

Fast stellar winds, blowing at 1,700 km/s (3.8 million mph) from this star, create the bubble-shaped nebula as they sweep up slower moving material from an earlier phase of the star's evolution.

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Gabriella’s Gems

Featuring Gabrielle Mistral nebula and the famous Gem Cluster this widefield image shows the full extent of the nebulosity cloud north of the Carina Nebula.

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Smoked Chicken!

First light for the new Ioptron CEM 70G with Voyager! Hope you like it, I'm looking forward to doing more imaging with this fine combination! 

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Dawn of the Monsters

Oblivious to their surroundings, locked in perpetual combat, Godzilla and Monster X fight their eternal battle to the death under the stars of Ara.

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The Space Jockey

Very few if any stand alone images of this fascinating target, that when rotated 90 degrees CCW also resembles an olympic swimmer on the starting blocks, or a busy cyclist!

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Arachnophobia

Also known as 30 Doradus or NGC 2070, the Tarantula Nebula, so called because it resembles a web, is a HII region about 1,000 light-years in length, located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, at an estimated distance of 170,000 light-years from Earth.

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Lobster Fra Diavolo!

The intricate patterns are caused by complex interactions between interstellar winds, radiation pressures, magnetic fields, and gravity.

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Gabriella Revealed!

The edge of the wall of gas and dust at the right bears a strong resemblance to a human face in profile, with the "bump" in the centre corresponding to a nose.

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Fenrir Returns!

Located in the constellation of Scorpio, the resemblance to the monster of mythology appears ready for attack, like an immense dark shadow leaping into space.

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A Cosmic Duo

Sh2-9, also called Gum 65 is combination emission and reflection nebula in the Scorpius constellation, surrounding the multiple star system Sigma Scorpii.

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A Baby Octopus in Sagittarius

About 180 thousand light-years away, it's the largest, most violent star forming region known in the whole Local Group of Galaxies.