The Christmas Tree Cluster (Synopsis)

“Bethany: Is your house on fire, Clark?
Clark: No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.”  –
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

With Christmas upon us, what would you ask for from the Universe? It can’t bring you tangible presents, perhaps, but it can bring you the greatest cosmic sights you’ve ever feasted upon.

Image credit: Flickr user Alicia, via https://www.flickr.com/photos/capella_891/2779209611/.

Image credit: Flickr user Alicia, via https://www.flickr.com/photos/capella_891/2779209611/.

So why not learn how to find the Christmas Tree Cluster, and enjoy the greatest astrophotography efforts of it, all in the form of a Christmas poem?

Image credit: European Southern Observatory / Wide Field Imager at ESO’s La Silla Observatory.

Image credit: European Southern Observatory / Wide Field Imager at ESO’s La Silla Observatory.

It’s my present to you, dear readers, and I hope you all have a great holiday!

Comments

  1. #1 PJ
    Land of Oz, West Coast
    December 25, 2014

    Thanks, Ethan; that’s a pretty fine gift to be treasured & shared.

  2. #2 david hurn
    United Kingdom
    December 25, 2014

    Would make a great Christmas present!

  3. #3 Sinisa Lazarek
    December 26, 2014

    Dear Universe, please don’t send any high energy jets toward us in 2015, otherwise it’s all great! 🙂

    Happy Holidays all! 🙂

  4. #4 Jenny Weaver
    Rockport, TX
    December 28, 2014

    Makes me think of that brightly shining star I saw as a child and will never forget. Thanks for the great Christmas pics!

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