Archive for September 5, 2013

Male Large White

Male Large White

Female Large White

Female Large White

The large white is one of the commonest butterflies in United Kingdom and is found in most parts of the country. The favourite food plant for its caterpillars are members of the brassica family such as cabbage and brussels sprouts and this has led to its colloquial name ‘the cabbage white butterfly’. Populations of the large white butterfly have held reasonably steady over the last 40 years, during which records have been collected showing a decline of less than 10%. In flight it is easily confused with the small white butterfly, from which it varies only in size and in the markings on the upper wing.

Lagoon Nebula

Posted: September 5, 2013 in Astronomy
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Taken with the Harvard NASA telescope

The Lagoon Nebula (aka M8 or NGC 6257) is a giant interstellar cloud found in the constellation Sagittarius. It is visible with binoculars or small telescope. It is 4000 to 6000 light years from Earth and measures 110 x 50 light years

Here is another view showing as it is often seen as a Pink cloud

Lagoon Nebula
photo by Ozgur Unat (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7754482@N07/)