Nebulas

Nebulas (52)

Ha and Reflection nebulas

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So named because of its changing light and dark patterns on the nebula is though to be caused by dust clouds near the illuminating source by the star R Monocerotis casting shadows on the nebula. The star itself a T…

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  • Constellation Monoceros
  • Right Ascension 6h 39m 10s
  • Declination +8° 45′
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2,500
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 9.0
  • Variable Type T Tauri
Tuesday, 09 February 2021 16:21

NGC 1491

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Emission nebula NGC 1491, sometimes called the Fossil Footprint Nebula located in Perseus. Located about 10,700 light years away. Illuminated by a 11.2 magnitude star actually blowing a bubble in the nebula from its intense stellar "wind".

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  • Constellation Perseus
  • Right Ascension 04h 03m 15.9s
  • Declination +51° 18′ 54″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 11,700
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Thursday, 21 January 2021 18:02

Messier 42 The Orion Nebula

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Messier 42, The Orion Nebula is one of the most iconic deep sky objects and one of the brightest nebula, it can be seen as a fuzzy star in the sword of Orion figure. Illuminated by a central cluster of…

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  • Constellation Orion
  • Right Ascension 05h 35m 17.3s
  • Declination −05° 23′ 28″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 1,300
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
  • Galaxy Type 4.0
Thursday, 14 January 2021 17:36

Messier 57

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Messier 57 is a planetary nebula located in Lyra. A planetary nebula when a star nears the end of its life at the end of its red giant phase, the outer layers are blown off as the star shrinks down…

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  • Constellation Lyra
  • Right Ascension 18h 53m 35.079s
  • Declination +33° 01′ 45.03″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2567
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 8.8
Thursday, 07 January 2021 15:34

Messier 1

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Messier 1 or the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant from a star that went supernova in 1054 observed and recorded by Chinese astronomers. Being so bright, it was even visible in the day time. All that remains of the star…

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  • Constellation Taurus
  • Right Ascension 05h 34m 31.94s
  • Declination +22° 00′ 52.2″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 6,500 +/-
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 8.4
Thursday, 10 December 2020 13:29

NGC 7822

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Image of part of an young emission nebula that spans 40 light years across located in Cepheus. The cluster is mostly illuminated by a star named BD+66, one of the hottest stars at 100,000 times more luminous than our sun.…

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  • Constellation Cepheus
  • Right Ascension 00h 01m 08.58s
  • Declination +67° 25′ 17.0″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2,900
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude undefined
  • Galaxy Type undefined
Friday, 23 October 2020 12:37

NGC 7000 North American Nebula

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NGC 7000 North American Nebula a large emission nebula located in Cygnus. The nebula resembles a map of North America, with the dark lower center being the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico located in lower part of the image stretching around…

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  • Constellation Cygnus
  • Right Ascension 20h 59m 17.1s
  • Declination +44° 31′ 44″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2,590
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 15:41

Tulip Nebula, Cygnus X-1, and Eta Cygni

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Random objects, with emission nebula Sh 2-101, aka the Tulip Nebula on the left, blue super-giant star HD226868 and its unseen black hole companion Cygnus X-1 center (lower) bright star, and shining brilliantly the multiple star system Eta Cygni on…

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  • Constellation Cygnus
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Thursday, 08 October 2020 14:14

NGC 7380

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NGC 7380 or often called the Wizard Nebula is a open cluster and nebula located in Cepheus. Difficult to see visually, this image is enhanced with Ha and SIII narrow band filters.

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  • Constellation Cepheus
  • Right Ascension 22h 47.0m
  • Declination 58° 06′
  • Distance (Lightyears) 7,200
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Friday, 02 October 2020 17:41

NGC 7129

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NGC 7129 is a reflection nebula located in Cepheus. Light reflecting off the surrounding dust and gas from young hot new stars gives a bluish glow. The cluster consists of around 130 stars and is estimated to be around 1…

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  • Constellation Cepheus
  • Right Ascension 21h 42m 56s
  • Declination +66° 6′ 12″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 3,300
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Thursday, 03 September 2020 12:31

Messier 8 and Messier 20

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Wide-field mosaic of Messier 8 The Lagoon Nebula and Messier 20 The Trifid Nebula. Messier 8 is an emission nebula HII region in Sagittarius. Several collapsing clouds know as Bok globules are visible which may eventually collapse down to form…

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  • Constellation Sagittarius
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Friday, 28 August 2020 18:42

Barnard 143

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Barnard 143 is a dark nebula consisting of gas and dust that blocks the background stars of our galaxy. Located in Aquila with as estimated distance of 2,000 light years. 

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  • Constellation Aquila
  • Right Ascension 19h 40' 44"
  • Declination +10° 51' 0"
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2,000
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 15:34

Messier 27

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Planetary nebula Messier 27, often called the Dumbbell Nebula. Located in the constellation of Vulpecula. The term planetary is a misnomer as it has nothing to do with planets. The outer layer of the star is expelled into space when…

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  • Constellation Vulpecula
  • Right Ascension 19h 59m 36.340s
  • Declination +22° 43′ 16.09″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 415
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 16:27

Messier 17

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Messier 17 is a H II region located in Sagittarius. Similar to the Orion Nebula, but more massive and viewed edge on. The main part of the nebula spans some 15 light years and is home to some current 800…

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  • Constellation Sagittarius
  • Right Ascension 18h 20m 26s
  • Declination −16° 10′ 36″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 5,000+
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Thursday, 02 July 2020 20:49

Messier 16

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Messier 16 or as commonly call the Eagle Nebula, or Star Queen Nebula is an open cluster and nebula located in the constellation of Serpens. The central spires of dust and gas were made famous by the Hubble's "Pillars of…

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  • Constellation Serpens
  • Right Ascension 18h 18m 48s
  • Declination −13° 49′
  • Distance (Lightyears) 7,000
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Saturday, 28 March 2020 09:40

NGC 2261 Hubble's Variable Nebula

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The nebula patterns and brightness slowly changes over months and years from shadows of dust clouds illuminated by the star R Monocerotis, which in itself encased in a dust cloud. Discovered by William Herschel, and studied by Edwin Hubble who…

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  • Constellation Monoceros
  • Right Ascension 6h 39m 10s
  • Declination +8° 45′
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2,500
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Wednesday, 01 January 2020 17:26

NGC 2392

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NGC 2392 is a planetary nebula located 6,500 light years away in Gemini. Sometimes called the Eskimo Nebula or Clown Face nebula as it resembles a head with a parka or other object around it.

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  • Constellation Gemini
  • Right Ascension 07h 29m 10.7669s
  • Declination +20° 54′ 42.488″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 6,500
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Wednesday, 01 January 2020 15:36

NGC 246

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NGC 246 is a planetary nebula located in Cetus, commonly called the Skull Nebula due to its resemblance of a skull.

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  • Constellation Cetus
  • Right Ascension 00h 47m 03.338s
  • Declination −11° 52′ 18.94″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 1,600
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Friday, 06 December 2019 15:12

NGC 1931

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NGC 1931 an emission/reflection nebula located in Auriga. Sometimes referred to as a baby Orion nebula, and even has a Trapezium of four stars located in the nebula.

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  • Constellation Auriga
  • Right Ascension 5h 31m
  • Declination +34° 15′
  • Distance (Lightyears) 7,000
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 13:45

Messier 76

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Messier 76 is a planetary nebula located in Perseus. Sometimes referred to as the little Dumbbell Nebula or Barbell Nebula. Spanning around 1.2 light years across and located some 2,500 light years away makes it one of the more challenging…

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  • Constellation Perseus
  • Right Ascension 01h 42.4m
  • Declination +51° 34′ 31″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2,500
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Friday, 25 October 2019 14:33

NGC 7662 The Blue Snowball Nebula

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One of these lights is not like the rest, tiny NGC 7662 aka The Blue Snowball. It is a planetary nebula located in the constellation of Andromeda. The bright star in the top left corner is 13 And. Annotated image…

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  • Constellation Andromeda
  • Right Ascension 23h 25m 54s
  • Declination +42° 32′ 6″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2,000 - 6,000 Various estimates
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Friday, 11 October 2019 11:55

NGC 6781

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NGC 6781 is a planetary nebula located in Aquila. It's outer shells blown off from the central star in its transition from red giant to white dwarf spans some two light years across.

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  • Constellation Aquila
  • Right Ascension 19h 18m 28s
  • Declination +6° 32′ 19.3″
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 13:51

NGC 7023 Iris Nebula

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NGC 7023 is a refection nebula, blue light from central hot young star SAO 19158 reflects off the dust grains illuminating the nebula. The nebula spans some 6 light years across. Spent some 33 hours imaging this object over August…

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  • Constellation Cepheus
  • Right Ascension 21h 01m 35.60s
  • Declination +68° 10′ 10.0"
  • Distance (Lightyears) 1,300
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 22:27

NGC 7008

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NGC 7008 is a planetary nebula located in Cygnus. it is sometimes called the Fetus Nebula. The shell is unusual in that it appears to have two different shells. One possibility that it was a binary star system with two…

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  • Constellation Cygnus
  • Right Ascension 21h 00m 32.503s
  • Declination +54° 32′ 36.18″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2,800
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Thursday, 05 September 2019 18:45

M 57 (2019)

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M57 also called the Ring Nebula is a planetary nebula (planetary nebula have nothing to do with planets). They are formed when a star near the end of its evolutionary life expels its outer layers as it shrinks down to…

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  • Constellation Lyra
  • Right Ascension 18h 53m 35.079s
  • Declination +33°01’45.03”
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2,300
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
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