Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:55 AM
But here is what's weird. I could distinctly make out what appeared to be a pacman shape "eating" a star(the only one visible in the nebula). The star was located in what would be the cutout triangle that is pacman's mouth. (If this description isn't working for you, I can try a crude sketch). The problem is, looking at pictures of this nebula, that observation just doesn't seem to fit.
Maybe it was all in my head, but it made for a fun sight!
Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:28 AM
Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:30 PM
Sounds to me like a contrast illusion. The brightness of the star made the nebula seem fainter.
Possibly, the star was very faint though. Guess I'll give it another shot when the skies are a little better and maybe do a sketch.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:18 AM
Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:59 AM