Image Credit & Copyright: Don Goldman
Explanation: The Cat’s Eye Nebula (NGC 6543) is one of the best known planetary nebulae in the sky. Its haunting symmetries are seen in the very central region of this tantalizing image, processed to reveal the enormous but extremely faint halo of gaseous material, about 6 light-years across, which surrounds the brighter, familiar planetary nebula. Made with narrow and broadband data the composite picture shows the remarkably strong extended emission from twice ionized oxygen atoms in blue-green hues and ionized hydrogen and nitrogen in red
Man, I have one of those drill like headaches right in my temple. Early night for me, ya’ll sleep cuddly. Via. Click to enlarge.
We only do the fundraiser every quarter, but there are ways you can help support us every day, from clicking on ads (Google, Amazon and occasionally the actual paid for BlogAd) to buying stuff from Amazon after clicking our link to them, to monthly subscriptions at our Support TPC page to just a straight forward donation here or the buttons to your right.
We’re both struggling right now with more crap than ya’ll care about, but the reason we get up every morning is to get the news for you. And it’s only going to get crazier here in the next few months. We thank you.