The forces of rotation caused red hot masses of stones to be torn away from the Earth and to be thrown into the ether, and this is the origin of the stars.

— Anaxagoras 428 BC

NGC281 Pacman Nebula

NGC281  Pacman Nebula

This is an image of the Pacman Nebula taken with LCMY FILTERS, Luminance, Cyan, Majenta and Yellow photographic filters, color adjusted in PS6.  2 HOURS total exposure