Is the Helix Nebula looking at you? No, not in any biological sense, but it does look quite like an eye.
The Flame Nebula is part of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, a star-forming region that includes the famous Horsehead Nebula.
Within this star-forming region is a tornado-like structure caused by an O-type star heating and ionizing gasses within, emitting different colours.
These swirls of gas & dust remind me of Giant Japanese Kaiju Monsters fighting a cosmic battle under the stars.
A cool blue lagoon of Ionised Oxygen surrounded by raging flames of Hydrogen Gas.
There aren't many images of this beautiful region in Puppis, that's very exiting for an amateur astrophotographer!
A wave of Ionised Oxygen (O3) streaks across the background clouds of Hydrogen (Ha).
The glowing filaments of the Vela Supernova Remnant are the expanding debris cloud from the death explosion of a massive star.
An American Werewolf in Scorpio? No this dark nebula near the Dark Tower is known as SL 17. Not very often imaged, but sure looks like a wolf!
Blown by fast winds from a hot, massive star, this Cosmic Bubble is Huge.
Is the moon red because it's washed in Blood?
This helmet-shaped cosmic cloud with wing-like appendages is popularly called Thor's Helmet.