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My 5-picks for 2016 were based on the 5-Canadian provinces I travelled. There are truly some very beautiful places across this country and I am very fortunate to be able travel and share these with you. Enjoy!

  1. Daybreak: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  2. Trail to the Edge: Mansfield-et-Pontefract, Quebec, Canada
  3. Kootenay Park: Vermilion Crossing, British Columbia, Canada
  4. Lupins on the Pond: Seaforth, Nova Scotia, Canada
  5. In the Heart of Nature: Banff, Alberta, Canada

Links above are to the original posts.

Cheers to Gray-Card’s Year End Top 5 Photo Extravaganza!

Large spiral galaxy NGC 891 spans about 100 thousand light-years and is seen almost exactly edge-on from our perspective. In fact, about 30 million light-years distant in the constellation Andromeda, NGC 891 looks a lot like our Milky Way. At first glance, it has a flat, thin, galactic disk of stars and a central bulge cut along the middle by regions of dark obscuring dust. But remarkably apparent in NGC 891's edge-on presentation are filaments of dust that extend hundreds of light-years above and below the center line. The dust has likely been blown out of the disk by supernova explosions or intense star formation activity. Fainter galaxies can also be seen near the edge-on disk in this deepportrait of NGC 891.

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