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Here, some of the month's top astronomical happenings that can be seen with the naked eye.

Look Up: 4 Planets and 1 Stunning Moon to See in September

Multiwavelength reconstruction of supernova Cassiopeia A (exploded 330 years ago)

Orion Nebula, taken on Nov. 22, 2013, in Alexandria, Virginia

Astrophotographer Kurtis Markham sent in a photo of the Orion Nebula, taken on Nov. in Alexandria, Virginia. The nebula lies in the well-known constellation of the same name - Credit: Kurtis Markham

This is NGC 7814, also known as the “Little Sombrero.” Its larger namesake, the Sombrero Galaxy, is another stunning example of an edge-on galaxy

NGC 7814 is also known as the “Little Sombrero.” It and its apparently-larger namesake, the Sombrero, are stunning edge-on galaxies.

A new image of two tangled galaxies has been released by NASA's Great Observatories. The Antennae galaxies are shown in this composite image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

The Antennae galaxies, located about 62 million light-years from Earth. This composite image includes images from the Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), the Hubble Space Telescope (gold and brown), and the Spitzer Space Telescope (red).

The area around XZ Tauri (ground-based image)                                                                                                                                                                             Name:	LDN 1551, XZ Tauri Type:	• Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Multiple • X - Stars Images Distance:	450 light years                                                                                 Credit: NASA, ESA

The area around XZ Tauri (ground-based image) Name: LDN XZ Tauri Type:

We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars. — 	Carl Sagan

Combined visible and infra-red light images of star forming region Sharpless This nebula is located about light-years away in the direction of the constellation Cygnus. It formed less years ago, making this one of the youngest star-forming regions known.

'Don Quixote' Comet

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COMET OR ASTEROID? With the help of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered that what was thought to be a large asteroid called Don Quixote is a comet.

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The famous Horsehead nebula takes on a ghostly appearance in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, released on December

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GARY TONGE Earth& Sky in 5 billion years when Andromeda closes in on the Milky Way Galaxy as the Collision begins.


Trio in Virgo A remarkable telescopic composition in yellow and blue, this scene features a trio of interacting galaxies almost 90 million light-years away, toward the constellation Virgo.

IC 5148 é uma nebulosa planetária bela localizada a cerca de 3.000 anos-luz de distância, na constelação de Grus (The Crane). A nebulosa tem um diâmetro de um par de anos-luz, e ainda está a crescer a mais de 50 quilómetros por segundo - uma das nebulosas planetárias em mais rápida expansão conhecida.

From Cosmic Spare Tyre to Ethereal Blossom - IC 5148 is a beautiful planetary nebula located some 3000 light-years away in the constellation of Grus (The Crane).

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The Pacman Nebula (NGC lies about light years away in Cassiopeia. In the center is a small open cluster of stars, which is only a few million years old. A bright multiple star system within the cluster is primarily responsible for illuminating the nebula.