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.
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!
Oblivious to their surroundings, locked in perpetual combat, Godzilla and Monster X fight their eternal battle to the death under the stars of Ara.
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.
Rarely if ever imaged on it's own, this diffuse nebula SH2-22 is located in Sagittarius, close by it's famous neighbour - M8.
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.
"The immense nebula is an estimated 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina."
To some, it looks like a giant chicken running across the sky. To others, it looks like a gaseous nebula where star formation takes place.
This emission nebula was cataloged by Karl Henize while spending 1948-1951 in South Africa doing research for his Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Michigan. Henize later became a NASA astronaut and, at age 59, became the oldest rookie to fly on the Space Shuttle during an eight-day flight of the Challenger in 1985. He died just short of his 67th birthday in 1993 while attempting to climb the north face of Mount Everest, the world's highest peak.