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  NGC 6559, Nebula in Sagittarius  

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NGC 6559, Nebula in Sagittarius
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NGC 6559 is a rich colorful tapestry of diverse nebulosity. The glowing red cloud known as NGC 6559 has formed from the same molecular cloud that gave rise to its neighbor the Lagoon Nebula. The region is awash in young stars, many of which are obscured by the ubiquitous dust in the region. Within the nebula complex are several bright blue reflection clouds glowing by way of starlight reflected from innumerable microscopic dust particles enveloping the brighter stars.

Another great astropic from Robert Gendler consisting of more than 20 hours of exposures.

Image Credit: Robert Gendler

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::sharonva
11/25/09 10:14 PM GMT
This is one of the most beautiful "stars" pics I have seen. Thanks.
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"The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne, Thassay so hard, so sharp the conquering..." Chaucer
::Inkeri
11/25/09 10:43 PM GMT
Breathtaken Beautiful,Phil..Love it
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::verenabloo
11/27/09 2:22 AM GMT
Phil..this is "real"?? I mean, my gosh, it is so totally magnificent. Verena
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Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
::slow_2gojoe
11/28/09 9:58 PM GMT
Always like those kinds of photos, great job.
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::trixxie17
11/28/09 11:10 PM GMT
Very interesting photo
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.jkender
11/29/09 2:24 AM GMT
I also love these pics. Its always great to see photographic evidence of what lies beyond our atmosphere. Who knew space could be so brilliant and amazing?
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