NGC 7293, the Helix or Eye of God Nebula, is huge because it is one of the closest bright planetary nebula to earth
NGC 7293, the Helix or Eye of God Nebula, is huge because it is one of the closest bright planetary nebula to earth
Abell 33 is one of several nebulae called The Diamong Ring Nebula for the superimposed star at the exact right location
Abell 33 is one of several nebulae called The Diamong Ring Nebula for the superimposed star at the exact right location
M57, the Ring Nebula, has a bright oval ring and an extended gas structure beyond that
M57, the Ring Nebula, has a bright oval ring and an extended gas structure beyond that
NGC 6543, the Cat's Eye Nebula, shows tthe fascinating extent of oxygen being released from this dying star
NGC 6543, the Cat's Eye Nebula, shows tthe fascinating extent of oxygen being released from this dying star
M27, the Dumbbell Nebula, is bipolar and shaped like a figure 8, but the ends have blown out so it looks odd
M27, the Dumbbell Nebula, is bipolar and shaped like a figure 8, but the ends have blown out so it looks odd
NGC 2392, the Eskimo Nebula, is located 6500 LY away in Gemini
NGC 2392, the Eskimo Nebula, is located 6500 LY away in Gemini
NGC 6302, the Butterfly Nebula, has a beautiful shape due to the multi-polar jets of high speed gas outflow from the poles
NGC 6302, the Butterfly Nebula, has a beautiful shape due to the multi-polar jets of high speed gas outflow from the poles
NGC 6781, the Snowglobe Nebula, has a barely visible central progenitor blue star.
NGC 6781, the Snowglobe Nebula, has a barely visible central progenitor blue star.
Abell 39 is dominated by oxygen gas and has little if any visible reddish hydrogen gas
Abell 39 is dominated by oxygen gas and has little if any visible reddish hydrogen gas
IC5148, the Spare Tire Nebula, has equal amounts of hydrogen and oxygen, giving it a whitish appearance
IC5148, the Spare Tire Nebula, has equal amounts of hydrogen and oxygen, giving it a whitish appearance
M97, the Owl Nebula, is primarily oxygen but some reddish hydrogen can be seen on the outer rim
M97, the Owl Nebula, is primarily oxygen but some reddish hydrogen can be seen on the outer rim
M76, the Little Dumbbell Nebula, has a bi-polar shape with ends that are still fairly intact and not yet blown out
M76, the Little Dumbbell Nebula, has a bi-polar shape with ends that are still fairly intact and not yet blown out
NGC 40, the Bowtie Nebula, has many bi-polar gas fronts creating a complex structure
NGC 40, the Bowtie Nebula, has many bi-polar gas fronts creating a complex structure
NGC 246, the Skull Nebula, is dominated by oxygen gas, giving it a cyan color
NGC 246, the Skull Nebula, is dominated by oxygen gas, giving it a cyan color
Abell 21, the Medusa Nebula, is being severely distorted by the interstellar winds, effectively blowing half of the nebula away
Abell 21, the Medusa Nebula, is being severely distorted by the interstellar winds, effectively blowing half of the nebula away
NGC 6445, the Box Nebula, has multipolar gas jet outflows, creating its unique shape
NGC 6445, the Box Nebula, has multipolar gas jet outflows, creating its unique shape
Abell 78, unlike most planetary nebula, is not symmetric, likely due to the winds of interstellar space
Abell 78, unlike most planetary nebula, is not symmetric, likely due to the winds of interstellar space
NGC 6337, an unnamed nebula, has a bright torus ring, suggesting that we are seeing this nebula from an end-on view
NGC 6337, an unnamed nebula, has a bright torus ring, suggesting that we are seeing this nebula from an end-on view
Abell 79 is an oddly shaped object which looks more like a hydrogen nebula than a planetary nebula
Abell 79 is an oddly shaped object which looks more like a hydrogen nebula than a planetary nebula
Abell 72 has a winding series of filamentary oxygen gas fronts which give it an interesting 3-D shell look
Abell 72 has a winding series of filamentary oxygen gas fronts which give it an interesting 3-D shell look
Sh1-89 is a dim bi-polar nebula with a bright torus section.  We are seeing the nebula from a side view, perpendicular to it.
Sh1-89 is a dim bi-polar nebula with a bright torus section. We are seeing the nebula from a side view, perpendicular to it.
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