The Sagittarius Triplet

The Sagittarius Triplet

Close to the Galactic Center of our Milky Way we can find an interesting trio of nebulae. Well known since the 17th century these nebulae are one of the most popular deep sky targets. Located some 4,100 light-years away from planet Earth, this trio is composed of the...
Emission Nebula in Cepheus, IC1396

Emission Nebula in Cepheus, IC1396

Spanning over 3 degrees in the Cepheus constellation (6 full moons), we find an active concentration of gas and dust. The main structure in this complex is known as the Elephant’s Trunk Nebula, IC 1396, an amazing 20 light-years long emission nebulae, located in...
The Dragons of Ara, NGC 6188

The Dragons of Ara, NGC 6188

The Dragons of Ara, NGC 6188, are part of a large molecular cloud that can be found in the southern constellation of Ara. This emission nebulae, located some 4,000 light years away from us, resembles the shape of several dragons made of pillars of gas and dust.   Not...
North America & Pelican Nebulae

North America & Pelican Nebulae

The North America nebula, NGC7000, is a large HII region located in the Cygnus constellation some 2,590 light-years away from Earth. Several dust lanes obscure this rich emission region that spans for several full moons across the field of view.   Next to NGC7000 we...
Cygnus Loop Nebula, test image

Cygnus Loop Nebula, test image

The Cygnus Loop is an amazing nebulae complex located in the Cygnus constellation. It’s composed by several bright emission nebulae such as NGC 6960 and NGC6992, and also by some other faint nebulae. This nebula is a supernova remnant which exploded some 10,000...
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