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Cygnus Wall In NGC 7000 The North America Nebula

Cygnus Wall In NGC 7000 The North America Nebula

Cygnus Wall in NGC 7000 The North America Nebula Follow me on Twitter! @Stardaug My latest image for July 2014, is a look at the Cygnus Wall in NGC 7000 The North America Nebula. It’s a false colour image using two light wavelengths, Hydrogen-Alpha and Oxygen 3 (Ha and OIII). (continues below…) The North America Nebula catalogued as NGC 7000 […]

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What’s Up! The Night Sky for July 2014 (video)

What's Up! The Night Sky for July 2014 (video)

Tonight’s Sky for July 2014 Backyard stargazers guide to the northern hemisphere’s Night Sky for July 2014 events with “Tonight’s Sky.” In July, the annual Delta Aquarid meteor shower streaks through the night.

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45 Years Ago – Apollo 11 Moon Landing and Moonwalk

45 Years Ago - Apollo 11 Moon Landing and Moonwalk
45 Years Ago - Apollo 11 Moon Landing and Moonwalk July 20, 1969 On the morning of July 16, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins sit atop another Saturn V at Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. The three-stage 363-foot rocket will use its 7.5 million pounds of thrust to propel them into space [...]Continue reading...

A Summer of Supermoons!

A Summer of Supermoons!

A Summer of Super Moons! The summer of 2014 will be bathed in moonlight as three perigee “supermoons” occur in consecutive months: July, August, September. If you thought one supermoon was bright, how about three….? The full Moons of summer 2014—July 12th, August 10th, and Sept. 9th–will all be supermoons. The scientific term for the phenomenon is “perigee moon.” Full […]

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Hubble Palette NGC6960 Witch’s Broom Astrophotography

Hubble Palette NGC6960 Witch's Broom Astrophotography

Hubble Palette Witch’s Broom Astrophotography Follow me on Twitter! @Stardaug   I haven’t had a lot of opportunity to get out on the few clear nights we have had here to do some imaging. I did however manage to squeeze in a couple nights and I thought I’d try doing some narrowband imaging from within the city instead of traveling […]

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Moon and Mars Close Encounter of July 5th

Moon and Mars Close Encounter of July 5th

Moon and Mars Close Encounter of July 5th Quick post on this. In case you missed it, skywatchers were treated to a celestial display the evening of July 5th, 2014 when the Moon and planet Mars met up in the night sky together. This is an image I was able to get of it. Although the two appear very close […]

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The Cosmos Await...

Canadian astrophotographer Shawn Nielsen (@Stardaug) of Kitchener-Waterloo images the night sky above Ontario, Canada and shares the wonders and mysteries of the cosmos with others interested in Astronomy. You can contact Shawn here.

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