Cygnus, the wide field magic line

Cygnus, the wide field magic line

The Cygnus constellation hosts some of the most amazing deep sky objects thanks to its location just on the galactic plane. It also features an asterism called the Northern Cross. This constellation can be easily detected by naked eye from suburban skies during the...
The Crescent Nebula, NGC 6888

The Crescent Nebula, NGC 6888

The Crescent Nebula, NGC 6888, is located some 5,000 light-years away from Earth. It is surrounded by huge clouds of gas and dust in the constellation of Cygnus. NGC 6888’s central star is classified as a Wolf-Rayet star (WR 136). This star will become a...
The Soap and Crescent Nebulae

The Soap and Crescent Nebulae

The Soap Nebula, PN G75.5+1.7, was discovered by the amateur astronomer Dave Jurasevich back in 2008. This faint nebula can be detected using narrow band filters with long integration times. We can find it near the popular Crescent Nebula, NGC6888. Both nebulae are...
Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex

Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex

Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex is a close and active star forming region located in the constellation of Ophiuchus. It is mainly composed of gas and dust and hosts several amazing colorful nebulae. This region is located some 460 light-years away from Earth. It’s...
Elephant’s Trunk Nebula, IC1396

Elephant’s Trunk Nebula, IC1396

The Elephant’s Trunk Nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust that emits in multiple wavelengths. It can be located in the Cepheus constellation some 2,400 light years away from Earth. The main structure shown in this image is known as the...
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