Saturday, 19 March 2011








Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/CoelumFriday, March 18, 2011: The Elephant’s Trunk Nebula sits in star cluster IC 1396, in the constellation of Cepheus. A cloud of high-temperature gas warmed up by newly born stars forms the emission nebula. Hydrogen, the most common element in space, glows intensely in red light when heated by hot, young stars seen inside the “trunk.”


It seems terribly cliche for me to start posting nebulas
and yes, the source is Tumblr
but I enjoy the colours,
SO FUCKING CONCENTRATE ON THE COLOURS.

1 comments:

Sam said...

Hey Ben, not entirely relavent, but these are some infra-red photographs;

http://www.slightlywarped.com/crapfactory/curiosities/2011/february/beautiful_examples_of_infrared_photography.htm

Thought you might like that sort of thing.
-Benj.