Gary Imm

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A backyard amateur astrophotographer enjoying retirement with my wife on beautiful Lake Livingston in Onalaska, Texas, about 90 minutes north of Houston.

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This collection contains images which capture Herbig-Haro objects. Some of these objects are easy to see, while others are very faint and difficult to discern. By their nature, these objects are tiny and shrouded in dust. Wikipedia definition - "Herbig–Haro (HH) objects are turbulent looking patches of nebulosity associated with newborn stars. They are formed when narrow jets of partially ionized gas ejected by these stars collide with nearby clouds of gas and dust at speeds of several hundred kilometres per second. Herbig–Haro objects are ubiquitous in star-forming regions, and several are often seen around a single star, aligned with its rotational axis. HH objects are transient phenomena that last around a few tens of thousand years. They can change visibly over quite short timescales of a few years as they move rapidly away from their parent star into the gas clouds of interstellar space. The first astronomers to study them in detail were George Herbig and Guillermo Haro, after whom they have been named."