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Careful when taxing in this environment
Worldwide tails.
Spin training
Departure at sunset.
Helicopter coming to land.
Towplane on final
Landing joy!
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.

3rd Annual Air & Space Photo Contest
The glow of the Iris Nebula

Proudly displaying its trademark blue likeness, the Iris Nebula owes its appearance to the reflection of a central cluster of stars (NGC7023) against a set of interstellar dust that sits roughly 1,300 light years from Earth. Additional clouds sitting further from the center of the reflection nebula are too distant from the star cluster for illumination, resulting in thick, opaque areas that block the light of stars beyond the nebula.

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© Frederick Steiling.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2015
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Filed Under: Astronomy
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 14, 2015, 3:09 p.m.
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Camera Model: STF-8300M
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PHOTO LOCATION Whiteside, Missouri, United States of America