Messier 15 regio

  Explanation: The image shows a region around globular cluster Messier 15 in Pegasus. 40,000 light-years away in the constellation Pegasus, M15 also cataloged as NGC 7078 is one of the most densely packed globular star clusters in our Milky …

Barnard 152

  Explanation: The emission nebula part of the new complex nebula IC 1396, the top and far northern hemisphere constellation Cepheus, is the backdrop to the imposing material column, long more than 20 light years and placed at about 3,000 light …

Messier 63 / NGC 5055

  Explanation: Messier 63 NGC 5055) larger galaxy about 100,000 A.L. a diameter of about 25 million light-years away in the constellation Canes Venatici, also known as Sunflower due to the peculiar structure of its arms wide to the rich spiral …

NGC 6992 – 6995 Veil nebula

Explanation: terrible forms carved into the cosmos by powerful stellar explosions, catastrophic events that mark the end of a fair Sun at the end of their evolutionary cycle. The image depict a portion of the eastern region (NGC 6992-5) of the …

NGC 7293 Helix nebula

Explanation:  The Helix Nebula (New General Catalogue n. 7293) at 450 light years away from the Sun, in the direction of the constellation Aquarius, turns out to be one of the dying stars closest to the sun. The mass of …

LBN 603, LDN 1295-6

  Explanation: in the constellation of cassiopea in an area rich in vast clouds of molecular hydrogen weakly illuminated by radiation of young stars, it is hundreds of light-years away the nebula complex known as LBN 603 (Lynds Bright Nebulae). In …

C/2013 US10 Catalina & NGC 5216-8

    Description: From just beyond the point of closest approach to the earth Comet Catalina, before getting lost in the depths of the cosmos (being a very long-period comet) gives us a picture of rare beauty: a close encounter …

Messier 51

Explanation:A majestic swirl of millions of suns in the sky apparently extended as half full moon (60,000 light years real) was discovered by the French astronomer Charles Messier in 1773 and added to the number 51 into famous namesake catalog. …

Sh2-129 & OU4

  Explanation: Very faint but also very large on planet Earth’s sky, a giant Squid Nebula cataloged as Ou4, and Sh2-129 also known as the Flying Bat Nebula, are both caught in this scene toward the royal constellation Cepheus. Composed …

NGC 896 close up

  Explanation : this cosmic portait depict of glowing gas and dark clouds shows a star-forming region in the northern constellation Cassiopeia. Also cataloged as NGC 896 is here portrayed in the light ionized hydrogen, oxygen twice ionized blue and …