20% off Betty’s limited edition print of the horsehead – Time running – neigh galloping out (sorry)!


Hi folks, I’m back from an epic adventure on the volcanic island of La Palma where Betty took a brilliant pic of the Horsehead Nebula. Although I’m not releasing the video on YouTube just yet, I wanted to offer this limited edition print to long term biscuit fans at a discounted price before the hoards get their mitts on it. To that end you can buy this print in June at a 20% discount.

Biscuit Shows Bunny the Horse... 

(clip from the unreleased video)

Lots of stuff going on in our corner of the galaxy...

What you’re looking at:

Altinak is the left hand star of Orion’s belt. Its about about 300 light years in front of the cloud of dust and gas upon which the horse sits. Pretty much all the other giant blue stars are right in the cloud because that's where they were born. Many of these giant ungrateful so and so's are burning huge holes in the gas from which they were born faster than my kids are burning holes in my pockets (see NGC 2023, IC435, IC432 and IC431). σ Orionis is particularly big and problematic child. It is 1400 times fatter than the sun(😮). This monster is currently burning away the hydrogen rich gas behind the horse. One mystery is why σ Orionis hasn’t managed to vaporise the horse itself. I go with the theory that the horse is protected by a giant magnetic field. Sounds bonkers but the ‘streamers’ which are rising out of the red gas behind the horse are tracing the magnetic field lines generated by σ Orionis and recently the professional nerds have discovered magnetic field lines inside the Horse travelling in opposing directions. TBH no-ones figured it all out yet but that's why I love taking really detailed pictures and seeing if I can get some clues. Oh and if you look carefully you can see blue and red streaks behind the Flame nebula… what's that all about?