Wednesday, September 20, 2017

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

 This week for Photo of the Week, we would like to feature an incredible tracked shot of a nebula taken by the skilled photographer Peter Pat. This lovely photo focuses on the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex, a dark nebula of gas and dust located about 1 degree south of the star ρ Ophiuchi in the constellation Ophiuchus. Being only 460 light years away, this is one of the closest nebulae in proximity to Earth.
 Furthermore, if you take a closer look, you can see a faint 13th magnitude periodic comet (Comet 71p/Clark) underneath the yellow patch of gas in the form of a green dot.
 For more fantastic photos, be sure to check out Pat's Instagram @astroscapepete at https://www.instagram.com/astroscapepete/

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