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What a beautiful image. It speaks volumes not only of space, but of the wonders and beauty of our universe. It speaks to our uncanny ability for awe.

Nebula NGC 6559 is about 5000 lys from Earth, in the constellation of Sagittarius, showing both emission & reflection regions

Jupiter Rising by Alexis Birkill To learn more about galaxies, check out #Astronomy Is Awesome - http://astronomyisawesome.com/galaxies/whats-the-closest-galaxy-to-us/

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Getting Started in Amateur Astronomy With Binoculars

One of my favorite past times is to look upon the night sky and try to find constellations. Its amazing to do it from different parts of the city of even different states. I love looking upon the stars in awe! They inspire me to learn more of the night sky. Constellations