These extraordinarily beautiful shock waves plough through interstellar space at over 500,000 kilometres per hour.
62 million light-years distant, the Fornax Cluster is one of the closest clusters of galaxies.
Featuring Gabrielle Mistral nebula and the famous Gem Cluster this widefield image shows the full extent of the nebulosity cloud north of the Carina Nebula.
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.
Sh2-9, also called Gum 65 is combination emission and reflection nebula in the Scorpius constellation, surrounding the multiple star system Sigma Scorpii.
The awesome Atlas V launches behind the legendary Apollo 11 crew!
What's happening in the Statue of Liberty nebula? Bright stars and interesting molecules are forming and being liberated.
Is the Helix Nebula looking at you? No, not in any biological sense, but it does look quite like an eye.
If hailed by another ship, the crew of the Flying Dutchman will try to send messages to land, or to people long dead. In ocean lore, the sight of this phantom ship is a portent of doom.
Resembling a swooping Klingon Bird of Prey, this pretty open star cluster is between 6 and 18 million years old and located in Vela.
Is it really the Dark Doodad, or does anyone else see Roadrunner streaking through the stars leaving a long column of cosmic dust behind him?
First light for the new Ioptron CEM 70G with Voyager! Hope you like it, I'm looking forward to doing more imaging with this fine combination!
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!
Also known as 30 Doradus or NGC 2070, the Tarantula Nebula, so called because it resembles a web, is a HII region about 1,000 light-years in length, located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, at an estimated distance of 170,000 light-years from Earth.