Tamás Koczka

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3/02/2011: NGC 1499, The California Nebula.  Drifting through the Orion Arm of the spiral Milky Way Galaxy, this cosmic cloud echoes the outline of California on the west coast of the United States. Our own Sun also lies within the Milky Way's Orion Arm, only about 1,500 light-years from the California Nebula. The classic emission nebula is around 100 light-years long.

What's California doing in space? Drifting through the Orion Arm of the spiral Milky Way Galaxy, this cosmic cloud by chance echoes the outline of California on the west coast of the United States.

Finland - Milky Way and Puijo, Tower and restaurant  is a 150 metres (490 ft) high hill, the famous landmark of city of Kuopio in Finland.

This is great shot by Tarja Tuuli - quoting her comment: "Milky Way and Puijo, Tower and restaurant is a 150 metres ft) high hill, the famous landmark of city of Kuopio in Finland.