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Astronomy is a long standing hobby of mine.

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge
They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.

Psalm 19: 1 - 4
These are some of my photos
The Orion Nebula, or M 42.
Actually a hemispherical cloud 'lit up' inside by new born stars.
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The Ring Nebula or M57 in Lyra
An expanding shell of gas illuminated by a dying star.
A planetary nebula
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The fantastic Comet Holmes in 2007. Comet Holmes
Jupiter showing its 'Great Red Spot'
The planet Mars in 2016 Mars16.jpg
Saturn in 2023 Saturn
Venus in daylight near to the Sun (Aug 2023) Venus Crescent
The Milky Way - in a dark sky Milky Way
M13 - the Hercules nebula. A host of blue stars speckled with red ones M13

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Andromeda Galaxy - M31 Galaxy
A sunspot - bigger than the Earth !
The planet Mercury crossing the sun on 9th May 2016
A composite of 5 images taken 1 every hour
The crater 'Plato' and assorted mountains