This nebula was given the name War and Peace Nebula by the Midcourse Space Experiment scientists because of its appearance. They said that in infrared images the bright, western part resembles a dove, while the eastern part looks like a skull.
This is the magnificent IC 405 or Flaming Star Nebula. It’s a diffuse nebula located in the Auriga constellation. The nebula mainly surrounds the star AE Aurigae which gives the impression that the star is burning.
(Credit: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona)
The CARINA nebula, also known as the Eta Carinae nebula, is an area of both bight and dark nebulae.
It is found in the Carina constellation and is thought to be located between 6 500 and 10 000 light years from Earth. It is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies and is even larger (and brighter) than the famous Orion nebula. It is home to the brightest star in the Milky Way Galaxy- WR 25.
Some objects contained within this nebula are:
Eta Carinae: hypergiant star- currently the largest star that can be studied due to its location.
Homunculus Nebula: believed to have been ejected in an enormous outburst in 1841.
Keyhole Nebula: portion of the nebula that is dark. It doesn’t have its own NGC designation.
Mystic Mountain: dust-gas pillar found by the Hubble Space Telescope.
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NGC 6357 is a diffuse nebula near NGC 6334 in the constellationScorpius. The nebula contains many proto-stars shielded by dark disks of gas, and young stars wrapped in expanding “cocoons” or expanding gases surrounding these small stars.
The Eagle Nebula is part of a diffuse emission nebula, or H II region. This region of active current star formation is about 7000 light-years distant. Several spires of gas that can be seen coming off the nebula.
The descriptive names reflect impressions of the shape of the central pillar rising from the southeast into the central luminous area
The ORION nebula is a nebula located in the Milky Way Galaxy, in the constellation Orion. It is a diffuse nebula, which means that it has no defined borders. It is one of the brightest nebulae visible to the naked eye and is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth!
Astronomers have been able to identify many steps in the star formation process by observing the Orion Nebula. Neither Ptolemy or Galileo noted the Orion Nebula in their notes from observing the sky, so it is believed to think that the Stars have become brighter since then, allowing it to be visible to naked eye viewers.
The nebula is part of a larger nebula known as the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. This extends through the Orion constellation and contains Barnard’s loop, the Horsehead nebula, the Flame nebula, and some other smaller ones!
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NGC 6357 is a diffuse nebula near NGC 6334 in the constellation Scorpius. This nebula was given the name War and Peace Nebula by the Midcourse Space Experiment scientists because of its appearance. They said that in infrared images the bright, western part resembles a dove, while the eastern part looks like a skull. The nebula contains many proto-stars shielded by dark disks of gas, and young stars wrapped in expanding “cocoons”.
M78 is the brightest diffuse reflection nebula of a group of nebulae
that include NGC 2064, NGC 2067 and NGC 2071. This group belongs to the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex and is about 1,600 light years distant from Earth.
IC 1318 Hubble Palette
The Sadr region, or IC 1318, is the diffuse emission nebula surrounding Sadr or Gamma Cygni. Sadr lies in the center of Cygnus’s cross. The Sadr region is one of the surrounding nebulous regions; others include the Butterfly Nebula and the Crescent Nebula. It contains many dark nebulae in addition to the emission diffuse nebulae.
The California Nebula (NGC 1499) lies about 1,500 light-years away towards the constellation Perseus and is not too far from the Pleiades. The nebula is about 100 light-years long and is a regular target for Astrophotographers.
I revisited The Orion Nebula tonight before the trees got in my way. Pretty happy with the result as it’s much better than my last one.
The Orion Nebula is a diffuse nebula situated south of Orion’s Belt in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. M42 is located at a distance of 1,344 light years and is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth.