Tag Archives: Nebula

An Image of What Was

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. A short thought that I wrote about five or so years ago when I bought my 8” Celestron telescope and aimed it at this object; the Eskimo Nebula. Object information below as … Continue reading

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Blue Cosmic Wings

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The dual lobes of bipolar planetary nebula and dying star, Hen 2-437 glow in brilliant blue here as seen by Hubble. Planetary nebulae are very low density and comprised of mostly gaseous … Continue reading

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Nitrogen Rich Nebula

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope & Matej Novak. No, this isn’t some space snowball but instead a planetary nebula located 4,000 light years away in the constellation Scorpius. Hubble delivers to us incredible detail as we can … Continue reading

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NGC 6193 Region (Zoom)

Kfir Simon page for this image: http://www.pbase.com/tango33/publications Kfir Simon APOD page for this image: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap121228.html A few million years ago, a dense cloud of molecular hydrogen collapsed under its own mass and gravity in select areas to birth stars. As … Continue reading

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The Colorful End

Image Credit & Copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT). This beautiful structure is a planetary nebula and it’s the result of when a star roughly eight solar masses or less, ends its life. These stars (like our … Continue reading

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Ghost of Phoenix

Image Credit & Copyright: T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF. CLICK the photo to view full size and see below for info and links. Alright all, this will more than likely be my final Halloween post so … Continue reading

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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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