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Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted
reflection; meditation; contemplation.
Kirt [kert] – proper noun: RF Cafe webmaster.
We Are Not Alone
There is a region in the constellation Ursa Major that is so
thick with galaxies that a viewing through an 8" telescope will reveal literally hundreds of specimens of barred
spirals, ovals, spirals, and every other imaginable kind. No long time photograph exposures are needed for these
beauties. If you have never seen them before, you will be absolutely amazed. On a moonless and clear night, find a
friend with an 8" or larger telescope and steer to the region shown
here. Awesome, yes?