These extraordinarily beautiful shock waves plough through interstellar space at over 500,000 kilometres per hour.
Some say it’s the Rosette Nebula; others say it’s the Flaming Skull Nebula – no one really knows why but we can agree it’s NGC 2237
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The intricate patterns are caused by complex interactions between interstellar winds, radiation pressures, magnetic fields, and gravity.
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.
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.