Amateur Makes Astronomical Find

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“While poking around the night sky with a telescope at home, amateur astronomer Jay McNeil discovered a nebula.

In what astronomy groups believe is the first such discovery by an amateur in 65 years, McNeil photographed the illuminated cloud of gas and dust lit by what astronomers believe is a newborn star…

For the 32-year-old McNeil, the discovery is the payoff of a passion he’s had since he was a teenager and saving money to buy telescopes.” —CBS News