Tag: nebula

The Universe Comet Helix Hemmerich

Comet PanSTARRS and the Helix Nebula

It’s rare that such different objects are imaged so close together. Such an occasion is occurring now, though, and was captured two days ago in combined parallel exposures from the┬áCanary Islands of Spain. On the lower right, surrounded by a...

/ June 6, 2016

Saturn and Mars visit Milky Way Star Clouds

After recently getting a telescope for my birthday I’m awaiting a clear night in the UK to gaze upon Mars and Saturn late at night. While I’m not sure my entry level scope can gather such amazing images, I’m excited...

/ May 13, 2016

Orions Belt and Sword over Teides Peak

I love the southern part of Orion, mainly because I’m from the Southern Hemisphere and for the first 27 years of my life I saw Orion standing proudly upside down. The southern part of Orion, the famous constellation and mythical...

/ March 29, 2016

The W in Cassiopeia

A familiar, zigzag, W pattern in northern constellation Cassiopeia is traced by five bright stars in this colorful and broad mosaic. Stretching about 15 degrees across rich starfields, the celestial scene includes dark clouds, bright nebulae, and star clusters along...

/ March 22, 2016

IC 1848: The Soul Nebula

Stars are forming in the Soul of the Queen of Aethopia. More specifically, a large star forming region called the Soul Nebula can be found in the direction of the constellation Cassiopeia, who Greek mythology credits as the vain wife...

/ February 29, 2016

The Lagoon Nebula in Hydrogen Sulfur and Oxygen

Looking closely you can see bright spots within the Lagoon Nebula. This is dust and gas collapsing down to form new stars. The majestic Lagoon Nebula is filled with hot gas and the home for many young stars. Spanning 100...

/ January 6, 2016

Dust of the Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula is located just south of Orions Belt in the constellation of Orion. The dust that surrounds it is the result of a previous super nova that forcibly sent its elements outwards and now awaits the force of...

/ January 1, 2016
Horse Head Nebula

The Horsehead Nebula

As human beings we always find order within chaos. Give someone a random list of numbers and they will find some kind of order or pattern. It is the same reason why when we look out to other moons, planets...

/ December 17, 2015

A 212 Hour Exposure of Orion

The constellation of Orion is much more than three stars in a row. It is a direction in space that is rich with impressive nebulas. To better appreciate this well-known swath of sky, an extremely long exposure was taken over...

/ November 24, 2015
The Pelican Nebula

The Pelican Nebula in Gas Dust and Stars

This is an image of the Pelican Nebula. For those of you that are not aware the Nebular is a collection of dust and particles that have been cast away from former stars that have since died out. This dust...

/ November 19, 2015