NGC1491

Had a go at something a little different. NGC1491.
NGC 1491 (also designated SH2-206 and LBN 704) is a bright emission nebula and HII region, located on the edge of a vast cloud region of neutral gas, about 10,700 light-years away in the Perseus arm of our Milky Way Galaxy in the constellation Perseus.

NGC 1499 – California Nebula

Taken last night from the garden. NGC1499 – California Nebula.

The California Nebula is an intense hydrogen emission nebula located in the constellation Perseus. This iconic deep-sky object has been ignited by energetic starlight that has ionized its nebular gas composition. Its 1,000 light years from earth.

NASA Mars student challenge

 

 

 

Watched the Mars Perseverance landing with the boys on Thursday, both very excited!

Luke has made a solar rover and (thanks to Heather’s suggestion) we emailed a photo to NASA and they have put it on the children’s page, together with his question, ‘Is there a faster way to get to Mars?’ He is really pleased!

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/share/mission-to-mars-student-showcase/

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