M16, the Eagle Nebula, with the Pillars of Creation standing at center, shaped by the winds of the powerful stars above it
M16, the Eagle Nebula, with the Pillars of Creation standing at center, shaped by the winds of the powerful stars above it
NGC 2359, Thor's Helmet, a bubble of gas expanding from a powerful star in Canis Major
NGC 2359, Thor's Helmet, a bubble of gas expanding from a powerful star in Canis Major
NGC 2237, the Rosette Nebula in Monoceros, formed by the cluster of 100 bright stars at its center.
NGC 2237, the Rosette Nebula in Monoceros, formed by the cluster of 100 bright stars at its center.
NGC 7000, the Cygnus Wall of clouds, 2000 light years away and spanning 2 full moons in our sky
NGC 7000, the Cygnus Wall of clouds, 2000 light years away and spanning 2 full moons in our sky
Sh2-308, the Gourd Nebula in Canis Major, blown out by winds of the massive star at its center.
Sh2-308, the Gourd Nebula in Canis Major, blown out by winds of the massive star at its center.
IC 1318, the brilliant emission colors of the Gamma Cygni complex 1800 light years away
IC 1318, the brilliant emission colors of the Gamma Cygni complex 1800 light years away
NGC 6888, the Crescent Nebula in Cygnus, blown out by winds from its strong central star
NGC 6888, the Crescent Nebula in Cygnus, blown out by winds from its strong central star
IC1805, the Heart Nebula, formed by the massive hot star cluster at center
IC1805, the Heart Nebula, formed by the massive hot star cluster at center
IC1848, with lobes carved out by stellar winds from the embedded stars
IC1848, with lobes carved out by stellar winds from the embedded stars
NGC 7635, the Bubble Nebula in Cassiopeia, 500,000 times as wide as the distance from here to our sun
NGC 7635, the Bubble Nebula in Cassiopeia, 500,000 times as wide as the distance from here to our sun
Sh2-132, the Lion Nebula, 12,000 light years away in Cepheus
Sh2-132, the Lion Nebula, 12,000 light years away in Cepheus
IC1805, the center of the Heart Nebula, with remarkable twisting cloud pillars.
IC1805, the center of the Heart Nebula, with remarkable twisting cloud pillars.
Sh2-157, including the Fishhead Nebula and the Bubble Nebula, 8000 light years away in Cassiopeia.
Sh2-157, including the Fishhead Nebula and the Bubble Nebula, 8000 light years away in Cassiopeia.
Sh2-115, an unnamed object located 7500 LY away in Cygnus, next to   Abell 71, a small round emission region.
Sh2-115, an unnamed object located 7500 LY away in Cygnus, next to Abell 71, a small round emission region.
IC1871, the center of the Soul Nebula, with dust towers and star clusters in Cassiopeia
IC1871, the center of the Soul Nebula, with dust towers and star clusters in Cassiopeia
NGC 281, the Pacman Nebula, showing Bok globule dust globs of forming stars
NGC 281, the Pacman Nebula, showing Bok globule dust globs of forming stars
NGC 7822, with cosmic pillars all pointed towards the central star cluster
NGC 7822, with cosmic pillars all pointed towards the central star cluster
NGC 6357, the Lobster Nebula, contains a number of star clusters and emission regions 5000 LY away in Scorpius
NGC 6357, the Lobster Nebula, contains a number of star clusters and emission regions 5000 LY away in Scorpius
NGC 2467, 14,000 light years away in Puppis.
NGC 2467, 14,000 light years away in Puppis.
IC5070 - note the tiny jets of the birthing star at the tip of the tall cloud pillar
IC5070 - note the tiny jets of the birthing star at the tip of the tall cloud pillar
M8 has the nickname of the Lagoon Nebula
M8 has the nickname of the Lagoon Nebula
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