HOW GREAT THOU ART

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  • Mad is the Captain of Alpha Centauri; We must be out of our minds. Still we are shipmates bound for tomorrow, and everyone here's flying blind. Mad is the crew bound for Alpha Centauri, Dreamers and poets and clowns. Bold is the crew bound for Alpha Centauri; nothing can turn it around. Oh, we must believe in magic; we must believe in the guiding hand. If you believe in magic, you'll have the universe at your command. Artist:Crystal Gayle; album UNKNOWN @LyricsandSongs.com
  • Sunday, December 06, 2009

     

    Iris Nebula

    Iris Nebula
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    Iris Nebula

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/iris_nebula

    Iris Nebula
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    Iris Nebula (NGC 7023 and LBN487)
    Courtesy Hunter Wilson
    Observation data: J2000.0 epoch
    Type Reflection
    Right ascension 21h 01m 35.60s
    Declination +68° 10′ 10.0"
    Distance 1,300 ly
    Apparent magnitude (V) 6.8
    Apparent dimensions (V) 18' x 18'
    Constellation Cepheus
    Physical characteristics
    Radius 3 ly
    Other designations NGC 7023 and LBN487, Caldwell 4
    See also: Diffuse nebula, Lists of nebulae

    The Iris Nebula, also NGC 7023 and Caldwell 4, is a bright reflection nebula and Caldwell object in the constellation Cepheus. NGC 7023 is actually the cluster within the nebula, LBN 487, and the nebula is lit by a magnitude +7 star, SAO 19158.[1] It shines at magnitude +6.8. It is located near the Mira-type variable star T Cephei, and near the bright magnitude +3.23 variable star Beta Cephei (Alphirk). It lies 1,300 light-years away and is six light-years across.[2]

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