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The Elephant's Trunk Nebula in Cepheus

Like an illustration in a galactic Just So Story!

Saturn Behind the Moon

What's that next to the Moon?

Cygnus Skyscape

This beautiful skyscape is painted across the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy.

Extremely wide field


The Ghost of Jupiter's Halo

Close-up images of NGC 3242 show the cast off shroud of a dying, sun-like star fancifully known as The Ghost of Jupiter nebula.

8 Minute and 30 Second Eclipse

The total phase of the July 2nd solar eclipse lasted about 4 minutes and 30 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse.

M83: The Thousand-Ruby Galaxx

Big, bright, and beautiful, spiral galaxy M83 lies a mere twelve million light-years away, near the southeastern tip of the very long constellation Hydra.

A Solstice Night in Paris

The night of June 21 was the shortest night for planet Earth's northern latitudes, so at latitude 48.9 degrees north, Paris was no exception.

Anticrepuscular Rays Converge Opposite the Sun

Is there ever anything interesting to see in the direction opposite the Sun?

A View Toward M106

Big, bright, beautiful spiral, Messier 106 dominates this cosmic vista.

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