reblogging for the excellent gif usage.
BUT I GO TO FLORIDA IN THE SUMMER
Messier 51 Galaxy, taken by the Chandra X-ray Observatory
Mount Rainier Is Beautiful, And It Looks Even Better Under The Stars
Not far beyond Seattle, Washington, Mount Rainier rises out of the sky to greet visitors and locals alike. It’s a majestic sight — one that’s certainly beautiful during the day, but we think Mt. Rainier looks even prettier at night.
(Source: Huffington Post, 9/11/2014)
IC 342, the “Hidden Galaxy”
IC 342 is positioned only 10 degrees above the plane of our Milky Way galaxy, so its light is heavily obscured and reddened by dust. This also explains why it it is not a very well-known object for early visual observers such as Messier. It is a comparatively close 7M light-years away but is not part of our Local Group of galaxies.
Credit: Bruce Waddington
Alaska (by JeezLouisePhotography)
Yoru no shubi no matsu (c.1900-1920). Color woodcut, artist unknown.
Gamma Cygni by R. Colombari / F. Antonucci
Gamma Cygni is the Bayer designation for a star in the northern constellation Cygnus, forming the intersection of an asterism of five stars called the Northern Cross. [**]