Tag Archives: Cepheus

GHOSTS THAT CARRY STARS

Image Credit & Copyright: T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF. 1200 light years distant in the constellation Cepheus is this vast 2 light year-long reflection nebula cataloged as vdB 141 or Sharpless 2-136 though it is well … Continue reading

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IC 1396A ELEPHANT TRUNK NEBULA

IC 1396A ELEPHANT TRUNK NEBULA Image Credit & Copyright: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF). CLICK for larger image and look below for information and links. As promised, let’s delve deeper into the heart … Continue reading

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TO BE A FLOWER ALONE IN THIS UNIVERSE……….

TO BE A FLOWER ALONE IN THIS UNIVERSE………. Photo By: Tony Hallas (CLICK photo for full size; all links below). First observed by Sir William Herschel on October 18, 1794 (My brother’s birthday….just not the 1794 part) the Iris Nebula … Continue reading

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