Night Sky Pictures, Part 2

Back by popular demand, here are three more photographs of the night sky above Horizons Village taken by resident Gary Strong.

The first image is the Horse Head Nebula and part of the Flame Nebula, which are located south and east, respectively, of the left-most star in Orion’s belt (Alnitak).

The second image is NGC 2403 galaxy in the constellation Camelopardalis, about 8 million light years away. Light left this galaxy and headed toward us long before hominids populated Earth. This is probably the closest galaxy not in our Local Group.

The third image is NGC 891, an edge-on spiral galaxy in the constellation Andromeda, 30 million light years away.

Thanks Gary for providing these incredible images and descriptions. Keep up the great work!

Horse Head Nebula
Horse Head and Flame Nebulae

NGC2403NGC 2403 Galaxy

NGC 891 Galaxy