The Cocoon nebula, IC 5146

The Cocoon nebula, IC 5146

The Cocoon Nebula, also known as IC 5146, is a beautiful and intriguing emission nebula located in the Cygnus constellation. It’s nearly 15 light-years wide and it is located some 3,300 light years away from Earth. The nebula gets its name from the appearance of...
The Heart nebula SHO, IC1805

The Heart nebula SHO, IC1805

The Heart nebula, catalogued as IC1805, is a large emission nebula located in the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way galaxy. It’s located in the constellation Cassiopeia and is part of a complex star-forming region that includes the neighboring Soul Nebula (IC 1848)...
The Seahorse chasing the Squid

The Seahorse chasing the Squid

In the Cepheus constellation we can find two interesting nebulae surrounded by a rich molecular cloud of dust and gas. Both nebulae have suggestive shapes and have been given the names of the Seahorse nebula (Barnard 150, at the bottom of the image) and the Squid...
Barnard 150, Seahorse in Cepheus new edition

Barnard 150, Seahorse in Cepheus new edition

Barnard 150, also catalogued as LDN 1082, is a dark nebula located some 1,200 light-years from Earth in the Cepheus constellation. Unlike emission or reflection nebulae that emit or reflect light, dark nebulae are composed of dense, cold gas and dust that block the...
Sagittarius Triplet

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...
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