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Dark Doodad Nebula

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  • mahtezcatpoc
    Sandqvist 149 (provisional formal designation), a dark nebula in Musca. From Wikipedia: The Dark Doodad Nebula is a dark nebula located near the globular
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 2, 2013
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      Sandqvist 149 (provisional formal designation), a dark nebula in Musca.

      From Wikipedia:

      "The Dark Doodad Nebula is a dark nebula located near the globular cluster NGC 4372, having a length of nearly three degrees. "The NGC 4372 is partially obscured by dust lanes, but still appears as a large object some 10 arcseconds in diameter." Although officially unnamed, this long molecular cloud has come to be known under this name. It can be found in the southern constellation of Musca (the Fly) with strong binoculars.

      "It consists of regions of dense gas and dust. This cloud is one of the closest star forming regions to the solar system. Alan Whitman, has described this as one of the finest dark nebulaeĀ—one that is "wonderful, winding, and very definite." Just to the east of the southern end of the Dark Doodad is the globular cluster NGC 4372.


      "The Dark Doodad was named by American amateur astronomer and writer Dennis di Cicco in 1986 upon seeing an image he took from Alice Springs in central Australia. Steven Coe [in his 2007 book "Nebulae And How To Observe Them"] gave it the name Sandqvist 149, because he believed it should be named after the astronomer who found it, though he acknowledges that the popular term prevails."


      Coe also gives the coordinates 12 25' RA, 71S42 declination for this object, which puts it near Gamma Muscae (Myiagros) just off the Fly's right wing and translates to zodiacal coordinates 22 Scorpio 51 (2000).


      Mark A. Holmes
    • mahtezcatpoc
      Pluto was aligned with the Dark Doodad around the time Bill Clinton was elected president the first time in 1992. Maybe it s got something to do with the
      Message 2 of 2 , Jun 9, 2013
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        Pluto was aligned with the Dark Doodad around the time Bill Clinton was elected president the first time in 1992.

        Maybe it's got something to do with the violent hatred and propaganda about him (and Hillary)?

        Mark A. Holmes

        --- In thefixedstars@yahoogroups.com, "mahtezcatpoc" <mahtezcatpoc@...> wrote:
        >
        > Sandqvist 149 (provisional formal designation), a dark nebula in Musca.
        >
        > From Wikipedia:
        >
        > "The Dark Doodad Nebula is a dark nebula located near the globular cluster NGC 4372, having a length of nearly three degrees. "The NGC 4372 is partially obscured by dust lanes, but still appears as a large object some 10 arcseconds in diameter." Although officially unnamed, this long molecular cloud has come to be known under this name. It can be found in the southern constellation of Musca (the Fly) with strong binoculars.
        >
        > "It consists of regions of dense gas and dust. This cloud is one of the closest star forming regions to the solar system. Alan Whitman, has described this as one of the finest dark nebulaeĀ—one that is "wonderful, winding, and very definite." Just to the east of the southern end of the Dark Doodad is the globular cluster NGC 4372.
        >
        >
        > "The Dark Doodad was named by American amateur astronomer and writer Dennis di Cicco in 1986 upon seeing an image he took from Alice Springs in central Australia. Steven Coe [in his 2007 book "Nebulae And How To Observe Them"] gave it the name Sandqvist 149, because he believed it should be named after the astronomer who found it, though he acknowledges that the popular term prevails."
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        >
        > Coe also gives the coordinates 12 25' RA, 71S42 declination for this object, which puts it near Gamma Muscae (Myiagros) just off the Fly's right wing and translates to zodiacal coordinates 22 Scorpio 51 (2000).
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        >
        > Mark A. Holmes
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