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- Gum 14 by JJ Perez Guy
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This spectacular cosmic landscape is located in the direction of the Constellation of Vela. The image of the astronomer José Joaquín Pérez Guy, shows in a single wide-field image a large number of objects of different nature. In the exciting field of view you can find emission and reflection nebulae, open star clusters, planetary nebulae, dense clouds of dark dust, jets of hot material emerging from.....

- Stellar Association IC 142
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IC 142 is a region of ionized hydrogen and a large stellar association located within the Messier 33 Triangle Galaxy. A stellar association is a very loose congregation of stars that share a common origin, but have been released gravitationally and are slowly moving apart. . Associations are identified primarily by their vectors of movement and common ages. In astronomy stellar association is defined as a.....

- Andromeda by James Janusz
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In the image by astronomer James Janusz released today in the Magic Universe, we see the Andromeda Galaxy Messier 31 in unusual color. Most images of this galaxy show excessive brightness and vivid colors, which makes it difficult to examine the details, however in this image, James wanted to downplay the eye-catching to delve into the intricate paths of dark dust that orbit M31. In this image we can see the two spiral arms that.....

- Reflection nebulae in Orion
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VdB 42, seen to the left of the image, is a visible reflection nebula in the Constellation Orion. It is located approximately 1 ° southwest of the central region of the Orion Nebula Messier 42; that appears at the top of the frame in red. The star that illuminates it is the variable HD 36412, a white star of spectral class A7V, which is also an eclipsing variable and therefore a variable star of the EY Orionis type. Its.....

- Abell 84 by Peter Goodhew
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Abell 84 is a rarely photographed planetary nebula, this is perhaps one of the best images in which the fine details of this object are visualized. It is located in the Constellation of Cassiopeia, near the border with the Constellation of Andromeda. Astronomer Peter Goodhew's excellent image shows the bright horseshoe-shaped edges as well as the hydrogen gas deposits found inside. The nebula is in front of a background full of.....

- NGC 595 in the Triangle galaxy
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NGC 595 is a gigantic region of ionized hydrogen discovered by the German astronomer Heinrich Ludwig D'Arrest on October 1, 1864. This gas cloud is within the Triangle Galaxy Messier 33, and the view is a section of an image of Wide field of the entire galaxy and the space around it taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. The nebula, and therefore Messier 33, is located at.....

- Arp 331 chain of galaxies
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This chain of galaxies classified by Halton Christian Arp in his popular Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies, form a cluster of galaxies located in the Constellation of Pisces whose members are located between 180 and 354 light years away from the Milky Way. Nicknamed the Pisces Cloud of galaxies it contains 29 galaxies, although Arp 331 can refer only to the C2 group in which 12 members are included. The number of galaxies assigned to this.....

- Markarian 60
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Markarian 60, also cataloged as D100 and LEDA 44716, is a spiral galaxy located in the Constellation of Coma Berenices. Added to the stunning image taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, data from the Subaru Telescope located in Hawaii, shows only part of the spectacular tail emerging from the galaxy. Tails like these are created by a process known as ram pressure extraction. Despite appearances, the space between the galaxies in a.....

- Sh2-226 by Dan Crowson
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Sh2-226, seen here in an image by astronomer Dan Crowson, is a small emission nebula located at a distance of about 13,700 light years from Earth and located in the constellation Auriga. There is very little information on this ionized region in the scientific literature. Its emission is stronger in radio and infrared frequencies, however it is very poor in hydrogen-alpha. This suggests that it is.....

- NGC 6052
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In the image from the Hubble Space Telescope, two galaxies can be seen colliding. When it was discovered on June 11, 1784 by William Herschel, NGC 6052 was thought to be an irregular galaxy due to its strange shape. However, we now know that it actually consists of two galaxies that are colliding. Long ago, gravity brought the two galaxies together in the chaotic state we now observe. The stars in the two original galaxies now follow new paths caused...

- Messier 64 by Maxime Tessier
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This breathtaking image by astronomer Maxime Tessier shows Messier 64, popularly known as the Black Eye Galaxy and also cataloged as NGC 4826, it is a relatively isolated and close spiral galaxy. It is located about 17 million light years from the Milky Way and is located in the Constellation of Coma Berenices. It was discovered by Edward Piggot in March 1779 and later observed by Johann Elert Bode in April of.....

- Globular cluster NGC 4147
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The globular cluster NGC 4147, seen here in an image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, is one of many that were used by astronomers to measure the total mass of the Milky Way. It is located in the Constellation of Coma Berenices and is located about 60,000 light years from Earth and about 70,000 light years from the center of our galaxy. Its galactic latitude is very high, separating from the plane of the Milky Way 77.2º. It is.....

- Light and dark in Cygnus
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In this image by astronomer Jim Thommes, you see an exciting cosmic landscape located in the Constellation Cygnus. The small, bright nebula at the bottom of the image is Sharpless 104, also cataloged as DWB 14 and LBN 195. Morphologically Sh2-104 is a detectable bubble at optical and radio wavelengths, which is ionized by a star of type O6V located about 13,000 light years from the Solar System. It is a site of.....

- Elliptical galaxy NGC 3384
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NGC 3384, also cataloged as NGC 3371, is a member of the Messier 96 Cluster of galaxies and has many of the characteristic features of so-called elliptical galaxies. These galaxies glow diffusely, are round in shape, show few visible features, and rarely show signs of recent star formation. Instead, they are dominated by old, aged, red-hued stars. This is in contrast to the liveliness of.....

- VdB 41 by Emil Ivanov
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VdB 41, visible here surrounding the star in the center of the image, is a reflection nebula located in the constellation Taurus. This nebula is located northwest of the star ζ Tauri, midway between the two fifth magnitude stars 114 Tauri and 118 Tauri. It is a very faint filament of gas that surrounds HD 244068, a low-mass star of spectral class F that shines at a magnitude of 10.0, turning the nebula whitish. The.....

- Southern Crab Nebula
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The Southern Crab Nebula, cataloged as WRAY-16-47 or also Hen 2-104, is a planetary nebula located in the Constellation of Centaurus. It is several thousand light years from Earth, and its central star is a symbiotic Mira variable. It is named for its resemblance to the Crab Nebula, found in the northern sky. The Southern Crab Nebula was noted in a 1967 catalog, and was also observed in.....

- Arp 269 by Adam Block
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Arp 269 is an interaction between the galaxies NGC 4490 and NGC 4485. Of these two galaxies NGC 4490 is the largest, known as the Cocoon Galaxy, it is a barred spiral of stellar explosion, which means that its star birth has been reactivated due to. to interaction with her smaller companion. The event transformed the galaxies into irregular galaxies whose original ordered spiral structure was altered. The interaction also created a.....

- Sh2-90 emission nebula
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Sh2-90, seen here in astronomer Bernhard Hubl's image, is an emission nebula located in the constellation Vulpecula. It is very close to Sh2-89, another emission nebula that is not visible in this close-up image. Photometric and infrared analyzes of Sh2-90 proposed by Aryabhatta Research Institute of.....

- Spiral galaxy NGC 3432
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Believe it or not, this long, luminous line dotted with glowing blisters and bags of material, is a spiral galaxy like our Milky Way. It turns out that we see this galaxy cataloged as NGC 3432, oriented directly in profile from our perspective here on Earth. The spiral arms and bright core of the galaxy are hidden, and instead, we see the thin strip of its outer contour. Dark bands of cosmic dust, patches of varying brightness, and.....

- NGC 1087 by Bipradeep Saha
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NGC 1087 is an intermediate spiral galaxy found in the Constellation of Cetus. The bar and central core are very small, plus there are many irregular features in the material near the disc. With the strange structures of NGC 1087, its true nature is still uncertain. It has an extremely small core and a very short stellar bar. Unlike most barred galaxies, star formation appears to take place in the bar. There is.....

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