Trifid Nebula

Trifid Nebula

The Trifid Nebula, also known as Messier 20, is located over 5000 light years away in the constellation Sagittarius in a stellar nursery, a star forming region of the Scutum arm of the Milky Way. It is a combination of an open cluster of stars that surround a rare O type star, emission and reflection […]

Veil Nebulae, Witch's Broom

Veil Nebula

My image of the Veil Nebula showing the delicate wispy remains of a supernova remnant.  A supernova is the final destructive explosion of a massive star and can temporarily outshine the output of the host galaxy it resides in at the stars dramatic death.  The expanding shock wave from the explosion is the remains that […]

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York Cold War Bunker

A warning, this is not the usual semi-romantic dog walking adventure you may have seen on this site before.  It’s a grim reminder of a hopefully bygone era, Today we are visiting the York Cold War Bunker. A retreat of safe haven in a time of unparalleled danger, in fact, it’s just the thing for surviving a […]

Extreme dog walking at Monsal Dale

Monsal Dale

Following the River Wye in Monsal Dale is a pleasant journey through Taddington Woods and the subject of today’s extreme dog walk. The River Wye cuts through the steeped limestone valley of Monsal Dale in the White Peak of the Peak District. At weekends you can imagine this place thronging with visitors, the pub at the […]