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This will be a tricky landing said the instructor!
The Elephant's Trunk - An Emission Nebula in Cepheus
Cross country flying ...
Night lights.
The glow of the Iris Nebula
Snow peak.
Sunrise down under.
Eclipsing Moon adjoining a spire of the Air Force Memorial
Lunar Eclipse highlighting the USAF Memorial
Tom Cat
Fueling the avocado warrior.
The Coma Cluster - A slice of a galaxy supercluster
Beginning of the atlantic crossing.
Eurofighter Typhoon and Supekrmarine Spitfire
Sunspot AR 2192
KC-135 lifts off.
A night at Yerkes Observatory
After the 747 lands line up and wait.
One day, in the sky
Low Fly
Eurofighter Typhoon
Francesco Fornabaio

3rd Annual Air & Space Photo Contest
The Coma Cluster - A slice of a galaxy supercluster

The Coma Cluster (Abell 1656) is a rich area of over 1,000 galaxies, a number of which are shown here with a mean distance of roughly 320 million light years. This magnificent distance means much of the light released by the galaxies and captured for this photo was released during Earth's Carboniferous period, a time when terrestrial life was just taking hold. While the 2 large elliptical galaxies shown centrally in the photo are directly observable through small telescopes, the faint details throughout the cluster are only made apparent through long exposure photographs.

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© Frederick Steiling.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2015
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Filed Under: Astronomy
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 14, 2015, 1:19 p.m.
Camera Make: Olympus
Camera Model: E-P5
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