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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

H is for Horsehead and ABC Wednesday








Horsehead Nebula, courtesy of ESO gallery.

Nebulae have fascinated me for some time - and the Horsehead Nebula feels special for some reason.

The ESO Gallery has a plethora of cosmos information and galleries galore. ESO operates the La Silla Paranal Observatory at two sites in the Atacama desert region of Chile.

And, today (March 10) the NASA Astronomy Photo of the Day offered a gorgeous view of the Horsehead and Orion.


Synchronicity?

As Jack Horkheimer says, 'Keep looking up!'

ABC Wednesday offers a run through the alphabet and its bloggers have some spectacular tales and photos. Thank you, Denise Nesbitt!


Feel free to check the links and to play along!


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35 comments:

Paula Scott said...

Indeed a beautiful nebula.

magiceye said...

interesting!

Granny Smith said...

My favorite nebula - at least for picturesque quality. I had it posted on my bulletin board for a while. One of my early ambitions was to be an astronomer - and nebulae are so interesting as the birthplace of stars in our solar system. Good choice!

Karyn said...

awesome. Bet you are the only one with this entry for H!

photowannabe said...

Fascinating and an beautiful post for the letter H.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Wonderful, how very artistic. I love it!

Great work for H


Take Care, Tyra
THE GREENHOUSE IN TYRA'S GARDEN

Aileni said...

I look at APOD every day. I was first aquainted with the Horsehead when I was a child and I have never come to terms with the fact that it is such a small area of the overall Orion complex.

Ramblings From Spain said...

Wow, cosmic.. literally! Good post x

Pretty Me!! said...

thanks for the info !!

Gordon said...

How lucky were you for NASA to post the photo in time for this week's ABC Wednesday.

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. Fascinating H. I love it!

naturglede said...

Spesial. Thank you for showing it.Have a fun abc:)

RuneE said...

That is a very good and interesting H. That is a picture I'll never be able to take :-)

PS Thank you for the pleasant comment!

Janie said...

I love horses and nebula, so this makes a great combination!

Miss_Yves said...

Stunning !

nonizamboni said...

Synchronicity indeed! The NASA photo was amazing. Thanks for turning my eyes to the sky today.

Ackworth born said...

hadn't been on the NASA site for a while but you sent me there about twenty minutes ago and I've only just got back!

ramblingwoods.com said...

Oh wow..My Dad had a telescope and he used to take us kids out to look at stars and the moon. Everyone should get to do that..Thanks for the good memory... Michelle

Dragonstar said...

That's a beautiful image. Just like the Knight from a game of chess.

Joy said...

Good H. I love NASAs photo of the day - usually a guarantee of a WOW moment.

kml said...

We both chose a "horse" theme. Yours is so beautiful though! Love the colors!

Carolina said...

An amazing picture. I have never been to the NASA site, I'm going over there now....bye!

Jay said...

That's one of the few nebulae I know - I've always loved horses, and it is so pretty!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Fantastic! Great "H" choice.

pictureeachday said...

Ooh, a good one for 'H'! I never get tired of looking at astronomy photos :D

Lily Hydrangea said...

I especially love the colors in this horse head, very cool.

ROSIDAH said...

I can see what you mean by fascinating. It is a beautiful nebulae. Thank you for your condolences.

Grace and Bradley said...

Good choice for "H", let me learn something new. These astronomy images just absolutely amazing.

Roger Owen Green said...

you're right - there is a common link betwixt our ABC Wednesday posts! way cool.

Neva said...

This is lovely. I am constantly amazed at what ABC Wednesday teaches me......

Jannie Funster said...

I wonder how many nebulae there are? Are they infinite like all else?

They sure iz pretty.

Celeste said...

Stunning! Space is a really amazing place with so many awe inspiring sights.

Becky said...

When I took astronomy the nebulae (nebuli?) were some of my favorite celestial beings. ;-)

Nave said...

Oh that was fun and surely unique choice for H :)

Beth P. said...

Stunning! Thanks!