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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Wicked Witch of theWinter

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/STScI Digitized Sky Survey/Noel Carboni. Let’s keep Halloween week rolling! Every year in the Northern Hemisphere as summer begins to cool and the nights begin to grow longer, IC2118 or as it’s known, the “Witch Head Nebula” … Continue reading

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IRAS Ghost

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (Links below). It’s October and Halloween is once again upon us and to ring in fall’s favorite holiday I believe a few “spooky” space photos are in order. Let’s get creepy! This … 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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