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NGC 7380 Emission nebula in Cepheus (Wizard Nebula)
F4U Corsair - business end
St. Louis County Airshow - Wannabe pilot
St. Louis County Airshow - 300 Special
St. Louis County Airshow - Pitts biplane
The Red Arrows Waddington Air show 2014
Lufthansa Airbus A380 at Fraport with me sitting under the Wing
Airbus A320 at Frankfurt Airport
Lufthansa Airbus A380 at Frankfurt Airport
Fanhansa Boeing 747-8 (D-ABYO)
Thaiairways Airbus A380 at Frankfurt am Main Airport Germany in May 2014

Camera: Canon EOS 550D
IC 5068 Emission nebula in Cygnus
Comet c2012 K1 PanSTARRS
St. Louis County airshow - Blue Angels inverted opposing pass
St. Louis County airshow - F4U flyby
Tinsticks on fire at Airventure 2014
Commemerative Air Force, Arizona Wing, Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, Arizona
Commemerative Air Force, Arizona Wing fly-in, Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, Arizona
Commemerative Air Force, Arizona Wing fly in - Deer Valley Airport Phoenix
Jet trainer with WWII Canadian Fighter passing overhead
Milky Way over Court House Rock
FHC Fly Day Paine Field, WA
Warbirds of yesterday . . . Reno Air Races 2013

2nd Annual Air & Space Photo Contest
IC 5068 Emission nebula in Cygnus

"This was taken from the Albert L. Ruppel Observatory—my backyard observatory," says Ruppel. "Much of the data collected for this image was obtained through a Hydrogen alpha filter. Emission nebulae, such as IC 5068, shine in hydrogen alpha light at a very narrow wavelength. Fortunately, the filter which passes this wavelength blocks most other light sources and permits deep sky imaging even from locations with severe light pollution. This allows me to image these majestic gas clouds even though I live in the suburb of a large city."

TAGS: Astronomy, Missouri, United States

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Ellisville, Missouri, United States of America
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© Gregg Ruppel.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2014
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Filed Under: Astronomy
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 8, 2014, 2:11 p.m.
Camera Make: SBIG STL-11000 3 CCD Camera
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PHOTO LOCATION Ballwin, Missouri, United States of America