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- IC 356 by Judy Schmidt
IC 356, also listed as Arp 213, seen here in an excellent close-up image by Judy Schmidt, is a diffuse, low-surface brightness spiral galaxy located in the Constellation Camaleopardalis, yet it is one of the brightest galaxies in the Catalog IC. According to NED, this galaxy is located about 39.3 million light years from the Milky Way, has a diameter of about 55,000 light years, approximately half the size of our galaxy and.....

- M33 by Roberto Colombari
The magnificent Triangle Galaxy M33, seen here in an image by astronomer Roberto Colombari, appears to contain more than a considerable part of glowing hydrogen gas. It is a prominent member of the Local Group Cluster of galaxies and is located about 3 million light-years distant from Earth. The image shows the reddish ionized hydrogen clouds or HII regions in the inner 30,000 light-years of the galaxy. These huge HII regions are.....

- Barnard 21
The Barnard Catalog is an astronomical catalog of dark nebulae, arranged in both celestial hemispheres, but mostly in the north. It was compiled in 1919 by astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard. It contains 370 dark nebulae cataloged up to the -35 ° declination, and it was the first catalog of this type of celestial objects. However, all astronomical catalogs have some controversy. Barnard 21 is in the Constellation of Camaleopardalis and seems to.....

- IC 1396 by Lynn Hilborn
At Night Over Ontario Observatory we have collected a fascinating image, Lynn Hilborn shows the Elephant Trunk Nebula cataloged as IC 1396a, the most prominent and well-studied of the many bright globules within the IC 1396 complex. The bright globules and their more evolved cousins, Cometary globules represent dynamic structures formed by the interaction of cold molecular clouds ionized by.....

- SNR B0454-67.2
This dark and tangled web is an object called SNR 0454-67.2, which is located in the Constellation of Doradus. It was formed in a very violent way, it is a supernova remnant created when a massive star ended its life in a cataclysmic explosion and spewed its material into surrounding space. This created the messy formation we see in this image from the Hubble Space Telescope, with red threads snaking through.....

- Solar Halo by Alan Dyer
An image doesn't have to be recent to be good. Astronomer Alan Dyer took this photograph from his home on December 19, 2013, showing a splendid solar halo produced by dissolved ice crystals in Earth's atmosphere. These crystals must have a certain size and density, as well as an ideal position of the Sun with respect to the horizon. This is why it is a difficult picture to take, as the perfect conditions have to be met. In this.....

- Sh2-135
This detailed image shows Sh2-135, a ghostly-looking cloud carved of gas and dust located in the Constellation Cepheus and approximately 4,500 light-years from Earth. A massive O-type star, cataloged as BD + 57 2513, between 15 and 20 times more massive than the Sun, is probably responsible for sculpting this cosmic pumpkin, along with the stars of the star cluster Juchert 21. A recent study of the This region suggests that the powerful emission of.....

- NGC 1291 by Martin Pugh
Astronomer Martin Pugh's image shows a galaxy with 2 NGC catalog designations as it was designated NGC 1291 and NGC 1269. It is an annular galaxy shown face-on, with an unusual central bar and outer ring structure. . It is located at a distance of about 33 million light years from the Milky Way and is located in the constellation of Eridanus. The reason for its two NGC designations is that it was discovered by.....

- Reflection nebula VdB 49
Astronomer Emil Ivanov's image shows the reflection nebula VdB 49 glowing blue surrounding the star in the center of the image. It is located in the Constellation Orion and is located at a distance of about 1,500 light years from the Solar System. The red nebulosity in the image is part of the Barnard's Wall or Barnard's Loop, a giant arc-shaped cloud of hydrogen gas with the Orion Nebula Messier 42 at.....

- Eclipse 1919 by Petr Horálek
The astronomer Petr Horálek shows in this image the total eclipse of the Sun in 1919, an important milestone in solar photography. Using a digital scan of the 1919 eclipse of a copy of a Sobral plate from Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl, who scanned his as part of the Heidelberg Digitized Astronomical Plates (HDAP) project funded by the Klaus Tschira Foundation, it was possible to reconstruct the solar corona and.....

- Sh2-305 Bubble
This gently glowing area of the sky is actually a hot bubble of hydrogen gas called Sh2-305, which has been bombarded by intense radiation from nearby stars. These gas clouds are known as emission nebulae or HII regions. The radiation from these stars is detectable in the ultraviolet part of the spectrum and is believed to emanate from at least two type O stars, the hottest known, some 90 times more massive than the Sun and.....

- Infrared source IRAS 17340-3757
Judy Schmidt's extraordinary image reveals an object that any of us would qualify as a bipolar planetary nebula. However this is not the nature of the IRAS 17340-3757 infrared source. What we see in the fascinating image is a hitherto unknown very hot carbon star with unique properties, visible in the Constellation Scorpius. The central star is surrounded by a strikingly symmetrical, fuzzy-looking.....

- Planetary Nebula NGC 5307
This Hubble Space Telescope Image shows NGC 5307, a planetary nebula located at a distance of about 10,000 light years from Earth. It can be seen in the Constellation Centaurus, visible mainly in the southern hemisphere. A planetary nebula is the final stage of a sun-like star. As such, planetary nebulae allow us to glimpse the future of our own Solar System. At the end of its life, the Sun will transform into a red giant. Stars are....

- Sh2-132 by Terry Hancock
his excellent image, captured and processed by astronomer Terry Hancook, shows a giant region of HII star formation popularly known as the Lion Nebula and cataloged as Sh2-132. It is located at a distance of about 11,415 light years from the Solar System and located in the Constellation of Cepheus. This region full of fascinating structures is ionized by two Wolf-Rayet-type stars called WR 152 and WR 153, although it....

- Galaxy NGC 4380
The galaxy NGC 4380 swirls like an open portal to another dimension. The barred spiral galaxy, like our Milky Way, is located in the constellation Virgo and is located at a distance of about 52 million light years from Earth. It is a member of the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies, one of the largest known groupings of galaxies. These types of galaxies are the most common in the Universe. Spirals like NGC 4380 are.....

- V1025 Tauri by Adam Block
Stars are born from dense clouds of dust and gas gathering enough matter for nuclear fusion within them. When the stars in the process of birth emit heat and powerful winds they begin to shine and sweep away the material that hides them, making them visible in the optical range of light. V1035 Tauri, Herbig Ae / Be type, visible in the center of the image taken by astronomer Adam Block, is in the earliest stages of.....

- Galaxy NGC 3
NGC 3 is a lenticular galaxy located in the Constellation Pisces. Lenticular galaxies are hybrids between spirals and ellipticals, which means that they have properties of both types of galaxies. The image is the only one available, and has been published by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. It is located at a distance of between 180 and 185 million light years from the Milky Way, at this distance and its apparent size in the sky of.....

- The pillars of creation
The image presented today in Astronomer Robert Gendler's Magical Universe uses data from the Hubble Legacy to render the image beautiful and terrifying, showing details that may not have been seen before. Although the Hubble Space Telescope has taken many impressive images of the Universe, one of them stands out above the others, the iconic sight of the so-called Pillars of Creation. The astonishing image taken in 1995 revealed.....

- Galaxy IC 2051
This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows IC 2051, a spiral galaxy located in the southern constellation of Mensa and located at a distance of about 85 million light years from the Milky Way. Its spiral pattern is marked by its characteristic rotating arms, and it has a star bar running through its center. Hubble studied its bright, round central region. Spiral galaxies like IC 2051 are shaped like flying saucers when viewed from the.....

- Andromeda by JP Metsävainio
In the image of the astronomer JP Metsävainio we see the Andromeda Galaxy Messier 31 with beautiful colors and fine details, accompanied by its two satellite galaxies, Messier 32 and Messier 110. Mouse over the image or click on touch screens to identify them. The two spiral arms of Messier 31 start from the center and timidly open outwards, these arms were studied by astronomer Walter Baade by observing a series of.....

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