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C-130 ready for taxi
Playful at night
Blue Angles with moon rise
Pitts and the Jetfire tuck
Full Moon Saturday Night
Beautiful day to fly
Old Glory
Low Altitude Pass
We Have Takeoff
Blue Angels - Blue Moon
Canadian SnowBirds performing at the Air Show in St. Louis, MO May 2016
IC342 - A spiral galaxy hidden behind an arm of the Milky Way
The Elephant's Trunk - An Emission Nebula in Cepheus
The glow of the Iris Nebula
The Coma Cluster - A slice of a galaxy supercluster

3rd Annual Air & Space Photo Contest
IC342 - A spiral galaxy hidden behind an arm of the Milky Way

IC342, the "Hidden" Galaxy, is named so because, due to its position in our sky, it is cloaked by dust and dense star field from the Milky Way. Sitting about 10 million light years away and directly behind our galactic equator, the details of this face-on galaxy are only apparent along with a huge number of stars from the Milky Way, resulting in a colorful capture of this hidden cosmic wonder through the traffic of our own galaxy.

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© Frederick Steiling.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2015
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Filed Under: Astronomy
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 14, 2015, 4:49 p.m.
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Camera Model: STF-8300M
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PHOTO LOCATION Whiteside, Missouri, United States of America