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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Heart Nebula West G3 2018

Posted by on Jul 4, 2018 in Nebulae

Heart Nebula West G3 2018

The Heart Nebula, IC 1805, Sharpless 2-190, lies some 7500 light years away from Earth and is located in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. This is an emission nebula showing glowing ionized hydrogen gas and darker dust lanes. The very brightest part of this nebula (the knot at the western edge) is separately classified as NGC 896, because it was the first part of this nebula to be discovered.

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