Tag Archives: Nebulae

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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A GHOST IN A GALAXY OF BILLIONS

Image Credit & Copyright: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF) This image is of planetary nebula HDW-3 and it’s a highly evolved, ancient planetary nebula in the constellation Perseus. The faint appearance is due … Continue reading

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