Pelican Nebula Mosaic

Posted by on Aug 5, 2019 in Nebulae

Pelican Nebula Mosaic

This is a portion of the Pelican Nebula and North America Nebula, in the constellation of Cygnus, the Swan. The “mountains” in this image are formed by an area of denser gas and dust that is slowly being eroded away by the ultraviolet radiation from nearby young, hot stars, forming what is known as an ionization front. This image is a Ha filter exposure colored in red.

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M 31 2018

Posted by on Jan 26, 2019 in Galaxies

M 31 2018

The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years from Earth. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way and was often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts. It received its name from the area of the sky in which it appears, the constellation of Andromeda, which was named after the mythological princess Andromeda.

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Elephant’s Trunk Surrounding

Posted by on Jan 11, 2019 in Nebulae

Elephant’s Trunk Surrounding

The Elephant’s Trunk Nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust within the much larger ionized gas region IC 1396 located in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years away from Earth. This image in the neigbouhod of the Elephant’s Trunc

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Monkey Head Nebula

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018 in Nebulae

Monkey Head Nebula

The Monkey Head Nebula (also known as NGC 2174) is an H II emission nebula located in the constellation Orion and is associated with the open star cluster NGC 2175. It is thought to be located about 6,400 light-years away from Earth. The nebula may have formed through hierarchical collapse.

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