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Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted thought or
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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?