Sharpless-308: The Dolphin Nebula and its Wolf-Rayet star

Sharpless-308: The Dolphin Nebula and its Wolf-Rayet star

Not far from Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, this cosmic scape shows the effects of several energetic events blown by the massive Wolf-Rayet star WR 6, located in the Cannis Majoris constellation. Sharpless-308, also known as the Dolphin Nebula, seems to...
M101 deep field, 100 hours with a small telescope

M101 deep field, 100 hours with a small telescope

The M101 galaxy, also known as the Pinwheel galaxy, is a face-on spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Ursa Major, some 21 million light-years away from Earth. This image is the result of a 2 year scientific project between professional and amateur astronomers...
LDN 1622 and the Barnard’s Loop

LDN 1622 and the Barnard’s Loop

The Lynd’s Dark Nebula 1622, also known as Boogeyman Nebula, can be found in the Orion constellation very close to other well known nebulae such as the M78 nebula or the popular Great Orion Nebula (M42). The LDN 1622 shows an intricate silhouette mostly composed...
The Rosette Nebula narrow band

The Rosette Nebula narrow band

The Rosette Nebula, NGC 2237,  is a large and amazing HII region located in the Monoceros constellation. The nebula lays some 5.000 light years away from us and measures 130 light years in diameter spanning over 5 times the angular diameter of a full moon. In the core...
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