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The Sombrero as a Ring

From Astronomy Picture of the Day for 1/1/2019. The Sombrero Galaxy (also known as M104) in infra-red:-

Sombrero Galaxy in infra-red

That central portion is much less transparent in visible light – photo from Wikipedia:-

Sombrero Galaxy

Fly Through Orion

Courtesy of The Daily Galaxy (and the Hubble Telescope) plus some technological trickery here is a visual fly-through of the Orion Nebula in visible and infra-red light.


Beautiful Celestial Jewel

Check out this gem from Astronomy Picture of the Day, 12/10/17. It’s a picture of barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365 apparently in visible light (as opposed to infra-red or UV or radio images.) I haven’t reproduced it here as it’s not the usual copyright.

But it’s a lovely scene just the same.

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