Created 7-May-11
Modified 7-May-11
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In this folder, I want to give you a sense of the size of some popular deep sky targets. In each image is an artificial copy of the moon shown at its real size.

From these images, I hope you see that many beautiful objects in the sky aren't small, they're just very, very dim!

Please note that the Moon in these pictures has been placed there using digital image manipulation and is only for size comparison.

The Moon Compared to the Rosette Nebula

The Moon Compared to the Rosette Nebula

The Moon Compared to the Andromeda Galaxy

The Moon Compared to the Andromeda Galaxy

The Moon Compared to The Big Dipper

The Moon Compared to The Big Dipper

The Moon Compared to the Christmas Tree Cluster/Cone Nebula

The Moon Compared to the Christmas Tree Cluster/Cone Nebula

The Moon Compared to the Horsehead Nebula

The Moon Compared to the Horsehead Nebula

The Moon Compared to the Leo Triplet

The Moon Compared to the Leo Triplet

The Moon Compared to the Pinwheel Galaxy

The Moon Compared to the Pinwheel Galaxy

The Moon Compared to the Whirlpool Galaxy

The Moon Compared to the Whirlpool Galaxy

The Moon Compared to M81 and M82

The Moon Compared to M81 and M82

The Moon Compared to the North American Nebula

The Moon Compared to the North American Nebula

The Moon Compared to the Constellation Orion

The Moon Compared to the Constellation Orion

The Moon Compared to the Orion Nebula

The Moon Compared to the Orion Nebula

The Moon Compared to the Pleiades star cluster

The Moon Compared to the Pleiades star cluster