IC 1795: The Fishhead Nebula : To some, this nebula looks like the head of a fish. However, this colorful cosmic portrait really features glowing gas and obscuring dust clouds in IC 1795, a star forming region in the northern constellation Cassiopeia. The nebulas colors were created by adopting the Hubble false-color palette for mapping narrow emission from oxygen, hydrogen, and sulfur atoms to blue, green and red colors, and further blending the data with images of the region recorded through broadband filters. Not far on the sky from the famous Double Star Cluster in Perseus, IC 1795 is itself located next to IC 1805, the Heart Nebula, as part of a complex of star forming regions that lie at the edge of a large molecular cloud. Located just over 6,000 light-years away, the larger star forming complex sprawls along the Perseus spiral arm of our Milky Way Galaxy. At that distance, this picture would span about 70 light-years across IC 1795. via NASA


NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2015 August 4 

Virgo Cluster Galaxies 

Well over a thousand galaxies are known members of the Virgo Cluster, the closest large cluster of galaxies to our own local group. In fact, the galaxy cluster is difficult to appreciate all at once because it covers such a large area on the sky. This careful wide-field mosaic of telescopic images clearly records the central region of the Virgo Cluster through faint foreground dust clouds lingering above the plane of our own Milky Way galaxy. The cluster’s dominant giant elliptical galaxy M87, is just below and to the left of the frame center. To the right of M87 is a string of galaxies known as Markarian’s Chain. A closer examination of the image will reveal many Virgo cluster member galaxies as small fuzzy patches. 

The second picture shows galaxies using NGC catalog designations. Galaxies are also shown with Messier catalog numbers, including M84, M86, and prominent colorful spirals M88, M90, and M91. On average, Virgo Cluster galaxies are measured to be about 48 million light-years away. The Virgo Cluster distance has been used to give an important determination of the Hubble Constant and the scale of the Universe.

M1: The Crab Nebula: The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first object on Charles Messiers famous 18th century list of things which are not comets. In fact, the Crab is now known to be a supernova remnant, debris from the death explosion of a massive star, witnessed by astronomers in the year 1054. This sharp, ground-based telescopic view uses narrowband data to track emission from ionized oxygen and hydrogen atoms and explore the tangled filaments within the still expanding cloud. One of the most exotic objects known to modern astronomers, the Crab Pulsar, a neutron star spinning 30 times a second, is visible as a bright spot near the nebulas center. Like a cosmic dynamo, this collapsed remnant of the stellar core powers the Crabs emission across the electromagnetic spectrum. Spanning about 12 light-years, the Crab Nebula is a mere 6,500 light-years away in the constellation Taurus. via NASA


The biggest misunderstanding is the fact that we all know #NASA faked the moon missions. So how could we possibly go to the moon? What most people don’t realize is this… We did go to the moon but we also lied about it. NASA went to the moon and broadcast a Hollywood worthy film to the world which was filmed right here on Earth. The true NASA mission video and most of its actual photos are classified. Why would they go to such lengths to deceive the world? Because of what they found up there. Structures, massive structures everywhere you look.

Official images sources: #BretsCSheppard




Wittnauer Professional Chronograph ref. 242T from 1964 with cal. Valjoux 72

1964 NASA - Only three chronographs out of six, successfully survived this arduous pre-selection processes called the “Qualification Test Procedures”.
     This watch, together with the Rolex Daytona Cosmograph 6239 and the Omega Speedmaster 105.003, were subjected to 11 different tests  by NASA in the 1965.

- Wittnauer
- The crystal warped and disengaged during the High Temperature Test. The same discrepancy occurred during the Decompression Test.
- Rolex Daytona Cosmograph 6239
- It stopped running on two occasions, during the Relative Humidity Test and subsequently failed during High Temperature Test, when the sweep second hand warped and was binding against the other hands on the dial.
- Omega Speedmaster 105003
- It gained 21 minutes during the Decompression Test and lost 15 minutes during the Acceleration Test, The luminescence on the dial was destroyed during testing.

1964 NASA
- Solo tre cronografi su sei,  superarono con successo questo arduo processo di preselezione denominato le “Qualification Test Procedures”.
    Questo Cronografo, assieme al Rolex Daytona Cosmograph 6239 e all’Omega Speedmaster 105.003,  furono sottoposti a 11 test diversi dalla NASA nel 1965.

- Wittnauer
242T -
Il vetro si deformò nel corso della prova ad alta pressione, lo stesso guasto si verificò durante la prova di decompressione.
- Rolex Daytona Cosmograph 6239
-  smise di funzionare in due occasioni, durante la prova di umidità e durante la prova ad alta temperatura, quando la lancetta dei secondi deformatasi andò a toccare le altre sfere.
- Omega Speedmaster 105.003
-  acquisì 21 minuti nel corso della prova di decompressione e perse 15 minuti durante la prova di accelerazione, la luminescenza del quadrante svanì durante i test.