Astronomy Advent Calendar – 17th DecemberDecember 17, 2011
Another of our shots from this year makes our astro advent calendar image count-down.
Part of probably the most recognisable Winter month constellation, it was also the first deep sky object we ever got an image of. This pic however was the result of a much closer look!
The Orion Nebula is part of a much larger nebula that is known as the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.
It is an example of a stellar nursery where new stars are being born. Observations of the nebula have revealed approximately 700 stars in various stages of formation.
Stars actually coming into existence! Cosmic