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Flight of the Navigator

Fast stellar winds, blowing at 1,700 km/s (3.8 million mph) from this star, create the bubble-shaped nebula as they sweep up slower moving material from an earlier phase of the star's evolution.

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Bird of Prey

Fast stellar winds, blowing at 1,700 km/s (3.8 million mph) from this star, create the bubble-shaped nebula as they sweep up slower moving material from an earlier phase of the star's evolution.

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The Space Jockey

Very few if any stand alone images of this fascinating target, that when rotated 90 degrees CCW also resembles an olympic swimmer on the starting blocks, or a busy cyclist!

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Lobster Fra Diavolo!

The intricate patterns are caused by complex interactions between interstellar winds, radiation pressures, magnetic fields, and gravity.

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Gabriella Revealed!

The edge of the wall of gas and dust at the right bears a strong resemblance to a human face in profile, with the "bump" in the centre corresponding to a nose.

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The Devil’s Tower

Resembling the famous Devils' Tower from Close Encounters, and dim as as coal mine on a dark night, As far as I can tell mine is only the 3rd image of this target.

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Fenrir Returns!

Located in the constellation of Scorpio, the resemblance to the monster of mythology appears ready for attack, like an immense dark shadow leaping into space.

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A Cosmic Duo

Sh2-9, also called Gum 65 is combination emission and reflection nebula in the Scorpius constellation, surrounding the multiple star system Sigma Scorpii.

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A Baby Octopus in Sagittarius

About 180 thousand light-years away, it's the largest, most violent star forming region known in the whole Local Group of Galaxies.

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The Butterfly Nebula

Rarely if ever imaged on it's own, this diffuse nebula SH2-22 is located in Sagittarius, close by it's famous neighbour - M8.

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Flames of Carina

Resembling a Burning tree in a raging Australian bushfire, the hydrogen "flames" of Carina appear to burn brightly in the Southern portion of the Great Carina Nebula.

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Colours of Carina

"The immense nebula is an estimated 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina."