SKY'S THE LIMIT
Observatory and
Nature Center

Twentynine Palms
California

www.skysthelimit29.org

An affiliate of
The Basin Wide Foundation
"What more do you need? A little garden in which to walk, and immensity in which to dream. At one's feet that which can be cultivated and plucked; over head that which one can study and meditate upon: some flowers on earth and all the stars in the sky. "

From Victor Hugo
Les Misérables
Sky’s the Limit is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing hands-on learning opportunities for the people of and visitors to the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities.
We provide a place where the honest pursuit of knowledge enriches the lives of all willing to participate, whether to view the smallest objects on the Earth, or observe the colossal displays in the sky.
An affiliate of
The Basin Wide Foundation
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Dome at Sunset
Dome at Sunset
A prior image of M82 before the super nova
A prior image of M82 before the super nova
Image taken 1-23-14  after the super nova appears
Image taken 1-23-14 after the super nova appears
On Saturday night Sky’s the Limit Astronomer Rick Hiestand captured this stunning live video image, 3rd image, of the recent super nova which occurred  in M82 also known as the Cigar Galaxy.  The color image prominently showed the super nova that shinned as bright as the galaxy itself. A Super Nova is the result of a dying star whose gravity crushes the star until it explodes. The Cigar Galaxy is twelve million light years away.