The Iris Nebula

The Iris Nebula is a reflection nebula 1,300 light years away, illuminated by a partially embedded star (SAO 19158) which is 10X the size of our Sun. The region is 6 light years across in total. Iris Nebula / Caldwell 4 You can really see how the light from the central cluster illuminates the dust... Continue Reading →

UK Eclipse 2015 Photos

Today's partial Solar eclipse is off to a great start here in Witney, where the cloud cover is working as a perfect solar filter. The eclipse culminated here as a smiling, Cheshire cat-style grin 🙂

Thierry Legault does it again! Utterly incredible movie of the Space Shuttle Discovery as it approaches the International Space Station at 17,000mph. This movie was taken from the ground. [Direct link](Source:

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