Posts tagged nebula.

NGC 7841: The Smoke Nebula in Frustriaus Image Credit & Copyright: Göran Strand

NGC 7841: The Smoke Nebula in Frustriaus 
Image Credit & CopyrightGöran Strand

Horsehead and Orion Nebulas Image Credit & Copyright: Roberto Colombari & Federico Pelliccia
Explanation: The dark Horsehead Nebula and the glowing Orion Nebula are contrasting cosmic vistas. Adrift 1,500 light-years away in one of the night sky’s most recognizable constellations, they appear in opposite corners of the above stunning mosaic. The familiar Horsehead nebula appears as a dark cloud, a small silhouette notched against the long red glow at the lower left. Alnitak is the easternmost star in Orion’s belt and is seen as the brightest star to the left of the Horsehead. Below Alnitak is the Flame Nebula, with clouds of bright emission and dramatic dark dust lanes. The magnificent emission region, the Orion Nebula (aka M42), lies at the upper right. Immediately to its left is a prominent reflection nebula sometimes called the Running Man. Pervasive tendrils of glowing hydrogen gas are easily traced throughout the region.

Horsehead and Orion Nebulas 
Image Credit & Copyright: Roberto Colombari & Federico Pelliccia

Explanation: The dark Horsehead Nebula and the glowing Orion Nebula are contrasting cosmic vistas. Adrift 1,500 light-years away in one of the night sky’s most recognizable constellations, they appear in opposite corners of the above stunning mosaic. The familiar Horsehead nebula appears as a dark cloud, a small silhouette notched against the long red glow at the lower left. Alnitak is the easternmost star in Orion’s belt and is seen as the brightest star to the left of the Horsehead. Below Alnitak is the Flame Nebula, with clouds of bright emission and dramatic dark dust lanes. The magnificent emission region, the Orion Nebula (aka M42), lies at the upper right. Immediately to its left is a prominent reflection nebula sometimes called the Running Man. Pervasive tendrils of glowing hydrogen gas are easily traced throughout the region.

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In the Center of the Omega Nebula Image Credit: NASA, H. Ford (JHU), G. Illingworth (UCSC/LO), M.Clampin (STScI), G. Hartig (STScI), ACS Science Team, and ESA

In the Center of the Omega Nebula 
Image Credit: NASA, H. Ford (JHU), G. Illingworth (UCSC/LO), M.Clampin (STScI), G. Hartig (STScI), ACS Science Team, and ESA

the stars still amaze me…

the stars still amaze me…

weareallstarstuff
Dust of the Orion Nebula Image Credit & Copyright: Nicolás Villegas

Dust of the Orion Nebula 
Image Credit & Copyright: Nicolás Villegas

Inside the Eagle Nebula Credit: Far-infrared: ESA/Herschel/PACS/SPIRE/Hill, Motte, HOBYS Key Programme Consortium; X-ray: ESA/XMM-Newton/EPIC/XMM-Newton-SOC/Boulanger

Inside the Eagle Nebula 
Credit: Far-infrared: ESA/Herschel/PACS/SPIRE/Hill, Motte, HOBYS Key Programme Consortium; 
X-ray: ESA/XMM-Newton/EPIC/XMM-Newton-SOC/Boulanger

IC 2118: The Witch Head Nebula Image Credit & Copyright: Gimmi Ratto & Davide Bardini (Collecting Photons)

IC 2118: The Witch Head Nebula 
Image Credit & Copyright: Gimmi Ratto & Davide Bardini (Collecting Photons)

nebula?

nebula?

M27: The Dumbbell Nebula Image Credit & Copyright: Bill Snyder (Bill Snyder Photography)

M27: The Dumbbell Nebula 
Image Credit & Copyright: Bill Snyder (Bill Snyder Photography)

cwnl:

Hallowed Hollow
A bubble nebula closeup.
Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona

cwnl:

Hallowed Hollow

A bubble nebula closeup.

Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona

Pelican Nebula Close-up Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh

Pelican Nebula Close-up 
Image Credit & CopyrightMartin Pugh

psychedelic-trips:

Nebula Bot

because i love every single fucking thing about this!

psychedelic-trips:

Nebula Bot

because i love every single fucking thing about this!

The Butterfly Nebula from Hubble Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
(p.s. this is one of my favorite nebulae!) 

The Butterfly Nebula from Hubble 
Image Credit: NASAESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

(p.s. this is one of my favorite nebulae!) 

Star Forming Region S106 Image Credit: GRANTECAN and IAC

Star Forming Region S106 
Image Credit: GRANTECAN and IAC