Planetary

Crescent Nebula – NGC 6888

Here is Crescent Nebula (NGC6888) with OIII (Oxygen III) narrowband layer (that is creating the blue halo around this nebula). This is a cosmic bubble about 25 light-years across, blown […]

Little Dumbbell Nebula – M76

M76 is one of the fainter objects on the Messier list and is also known by the popular name of the “Little Dumbbell Nebula”. Like its brighter namesake M27 (the […]

Dumbbell Nebula

Dumbbell Nebula is a planetary nebule i.e. remains of a dying star. The red color is hydrogen gas clouds, and the greenish blue color consists of nitrogen and oxygen as […]

The Owl Nebula – M97

The Owl Nebula is perched in the sky about 2,600 light-years away toward the bottom of the Big Dipper’s bowl. Also cataloged as M97, the 97th object in Messier’s well-known […]

Crab Nebula M1

Fireworks – This is the mess that is left when a star explodes. The Crab Nebula, the result of a supernova seen and recorded all over the world in 1054 […]

Skull Nebula (NGC 246)

Appropriately nicknamed “the Skull Nebula”, planetary nebula NGC 246 really does surround a dying star some 1,600 light-years away in the constellation Cetus. Expelled over a period of thousands of […]

Fetus Nebula (NGC 7008)

Compact and round, NGC 7008 is recognized as a planetary nebula about 2,800 light-years distant in the nebula rich constellation of Cygnus. If you look hard enough at the purple […]

M76 – Little Dumbbell Nebula

Also known by the popular name the “Little Dumbbell Nebula”, M76 is one of the fainter objects listed in Charles Messier’s 18th century Catalog of Nebulae and Star Clusters. Like […]