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The Lagoon and Trifid Nebulas

This beautiful widefield mosaic shows two of the most observed and photographed objects near the core of our Milky Way - the Lagoon and the Trifid nebula, located approx 5,000 light-years away in the constellation of Sagittarius. The Lagoon Nebula (M8), is the large pink nebula and contains an active stellar nursery where stars are forming. The Trifid Nebula (M20), is the blue and pink nebula on the left. The red-glowing gas results from high-energy starlight striking interstellar hydrogen gas.
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Door Prizes at IISAC2014

I'm pleased to announce that there'll be 3 door prizes available to win at IISAC2014, thanks to our generous sponsors - Bintel, Wildcard Innovations and Knightware.

The following prizes are up for grabs:

Please support our sponsors and show them some love, as they show you love by offering these prizes for you to win!

There's just over a month to go before IISAC2014 kicks off! Get those registrations in!


Upcoming Total Lunar Eclipse on the 15th April 2014

On the 15th April 2014, we'll (weather pending!) experience our first total lunar eclipse in 2.5 years!

For Australians and New Zealanders, the eclipse will be in progress at Moonrise - approx 5:28pm AEST when the totality phase will have just started. The further east you are, the more of the eclipse you'll see.

For more information about the event, including how and where to see it and photograph it, check out the article on IceInSpace here:

Total Lunar Eclipse - 15th April, 2014.

The image below is from the last Total Lunar Eclipse, in December 2011. Click the image to see more on my website.

Lunar Eclipses are completely safe to observe - no filters or glasses needed!

Enjoy the view and if you take some photos, feel free to post them on IceInSpace or our Facebook page!

 


Check out our Articles and Reviews!

If you've only recently discovered IceInSpace, you may not yet have had a chance to browse our comprehensive list of user-contributed articles and reviews!

If you check out the Projects and Articles page, you'll find a vast number of how-to home projects, tutorials and guides, astrophotography tips and tricks, observing reports, upcoming celestial events and more. Plenty there suitable for beginners and experienced amateur astronomers.

The Equipment Reviews section has reviews for telescopes, astrophotography gear including cameras, accessories, eyepieces, binoculars, mounts and software. If you're looking to purchase a new or second hand telescope, it's a great place to start to see what others in the community have to say about it.

Very few of these articles would exist without the fabulous IceInSpace community contributing them for the benefit of others - sharing their knowledge so others can learn.

If you've got something you think you'd like to share, we'd love to hear from you. Please don't think it won't be good enough - just imagine you'll be talking to other amateur astronomers just like you. Please get in touch via our Contributing to IceInSpace page.


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