November 2017 - Picture of the Month
Dark Nebulae in the Constellation of Taurus
Following on from the dark nebulae near NGC225 last month we have some really significant cosmic dust. These are the dark nebulae in and around the Taurus dark cloud with all its wonderfully complex chemistry.
Alson's wide angle image taken from California is packed with Barnard numbers and is more than ten degrees across! It shows them off beautifully against the starry backdrop. This image feels three dimensional to me, and those on his website are larger and better.
James Whinfrey - Website Administrator.