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Image of the Week
IOTW for 15 January 2014
Image Of The Week
M78 and Reflecting Dust Clouds in Orion

Interstellar dust clouds and bright nebulae abound in the fertile constellation of Orion. One of the brightest, M78, is just left of centre in this colourful telescopic view, covering an area north of Orion's belt. At a distance of about 1500 light-years, the bluish nebula itself is about 5 ly across. Its blue tint is due to dust preferentially reflecting the blue light of hot, young stars in the region. Dark dust lanes and other nebulae can easily be traced through this gorgeous skyscape.

Previous Images of the Week


 
Date Author Title
09 Dec bobbyf 99% Full Moon
17 Nov John Hothersall M42 Orion Nebula in Narrowband
15 Oct Adelastro1 It's a six! Total Lunar Eclipse over Adelaide
25 Sep pluto Milky Way from the ISS
24 Jul Paul Haese M42 and Running Man
07 Jul Star Catcher Widefield Rho Complex
13 May SkyViking Magnificent Neptune Re-Imagined
07 Apr avandonk The Lagoon and Trifid Nebulas
28 Mar cazza132 Our Galactic Core
17 Mar prokyon Aristarchus and Schroter's Valley
03 Mar Bassnut IC2944 - Running Chicken Nebula
24 Feb colinmlegg Saturn Occulted by the Moon
10 Feb Peter Ward Fox Fur and Cone Nebula
28 Jan Stefan Buda Australia Day Mars
22 Jan SkyViking In the Shadow of the Horsehead
15 Jan marco M78 and Reflecting Dust Clouds in Orion
06 Jan colinmlegg Albany Aurora and Airglow
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