Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cocoon Through Wide Eyes

Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is a wide shot of one of the more interesting places in the night sky (at least for us Northern Hemisphere types) to hunt through: the area around the Cocoon Nebula in the constellation of Cygnus. Note the "dark nebula", the red filaments and the eye-popping Cocoon Nebula itself.

(Other interesting places? For me, the whole area around Scorpius and Saggitarius. The Orion nebula. Taurus. Any sweep along the path of the Milky Way.)

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