Night Skies: The Hunter, the Dog, and Other Night Sky Highlights for January 2018

This is the California Nebula. It’s about 1800 light years away.  Right now, it’s just about directly overhead.  The California Nebula has a visual magnitude of +5, but it is extremely difficult to spot with the naked eye.  I had to enhance the image by increasing the saturation of the color and brightness to make […] Island Features |  Full Article