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IC 342, the Hidden Galaxy, is positioned only 10 degrees above the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, so its light is heavily obscured and reddened by dust. It is 7 million light-years away but is not part of our Local Group of galaxies. Credit: Bruce Waddington

IC the Hidden Galaxy, is positioned only 10 degrees above the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, so its light is heavily obscured and reddened by dust. It is 7 million light-years away but is not part of our Local Group of galaxies: Bruce Waddington

This NASA image shows NGC 5194. M51's stretch of over 60,000 light-years dwarf its companion galaxy, NGC 5195. Credit: Hubble Space Telescope, NASA.

Here are two more nebula galaxies. The pair are about 31 million light-years apart. Not far in the sky from the handle of the Big Dipper, they officially lie within the boundaries of the small constellation Canes Venatici.

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The young star cluster NGC 602 in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way. This picture covers a region about 200 light years across, and the galaxies seen in the background are hundreds of millions of miles further from us.

A single frame from yesterday's stack, picked due to the lack of light trails along the horizon. Coincidentally it shows Orion's constellation directly above the stones. I processed this differently to create a more timeless and isolated feel and it really shows why the Stonehenge landscape deserves to be in the top five locations for stargazing in the UK.

Stonehenge: Coincidentally it shows Orion's constellation directly above the stones. A timeless and isolated feel - it really shows why the Stonehenge landscape deserves to be in the top five locations for stargazing in the UK.

Near the "sword" of the constellation Orion lies an active stellar nursery containing thousands of young stars and developing protostars. Stars more massive than our sun light the Orion nebula, seen here as the bright region near the center of the image

Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a stellar nursery containing thousands of young stars and developing protostars near the sword of the constellation Orion. Massive stars light up the Orion nebula, the bright region near the center of the image.

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Milky Way over Lake Titicaca, Peru--- need to go there what a sight. when you go take me with you Amen the Lake Titicaca is the most beautiful place on the planet Dear Sweet Earth I love you and Jesus Christ that made you. Praise you Lord God

Clouds of Perseus ~ contains over 10,000 solar masses of gas and dust, but the eye is drawn to red NGC 1499. Known as the California Nebula, its characteristic glow of atomic hydrogen gas is fueled by ultraviolet light from luminous blue star Xi Persei. Farther along, intriguing young star cluster IC 348 and neighboring Flying Ghost Nebula. On the outskirts of a giant molecular cloud, another active star forming region, NGC 1333, lies near the edge of the wide field of view.

Clouds of Perseus ~ contains over solar masses of gas and dust, but the eye is drawn to red NGC Known as the California Nebula, its characteristic glow of atomic hydrogen gas is fueled by ultraviolet light from luminous blue star Xi Persei.