Inside the cloud

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Anonymous
October 12, 2012 - 8:21am
Amazing picture of IC 1396, a largish ionization zone in Cepheus


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w00t (not verified)
October 12, 2012 - 8:22am
I allow players to transverse nebula to short-cut the time it takes between known jump points. It's always a risk. The image above is interesting in that you have a decent area to fly a ship through. 

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TerlObar
October 12, 2012 - 8:35am
That's because the solar wind from the bright star in the middle has swept out all the dust and gas in the middle of the nebula blowing it all out of the center.  .
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TerlObar
October 12, 2012 - 8:38am
Althought that's not completely true.  There is still gas in the center but it's been ionzied and so doesn't show up completely in the filters used to make the image (glows at different wavelengths).  However, there is less dust/gas in the middle than along the edges.
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bossmoss
October 13, 2012 - 4:04am
That picture is awesome.

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w00t (not verified)
October 15, 2012 - 9:17pm
bossmoss wrote:
That picture is awesome.
Don't you feel like piloting a ship through there? Such great images we didn't have in 1982. :-)

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bossmoss
October 15, 2012 - 11:28pm
No kidding!

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OnceFarOff
October 16, 2012 - 12:57pm
If you look at the middle of the screen where the 'hole' is, and then look to about the 4 o' clock position in the hole, it looks like the outline of a guy running around the inside of the hole. That's my scientific opinion and I'm sticking to it.

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w00t (not verified)
October 16, 2012 - 1:29pm
OnceFarOff wrote:
If you look at the middle of the screen where the 'hole' is, and then look to about the 4 o' clock position in the hole, it looks like the outline of a guy running around the inside of the hole. That's my scientific opinion and I'm sticking to it.

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bossmoss
October 16, 2012 - 1:37pm
OK, I see it.