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The Dumbbell nebula (Messier 27). It's a planetary nebula located in the constellation Vulpecula.

The Dumbbell nebula (Messier It's a planetary nebula located in the constellation Vulpecula.

NGC 1333 is seen in visible light as a reflection nebula, dominated by bluish hues characteristic of starlight reflected by interstellar dust. A mere 1,000 light-years distant toward the heroic constellation Perseus, it lies at the edge of a large, star-forming molecular cloud. This striking close-up spans about two full moons on the sky or just over 15 light-years at the estimated distance of NGC 1333....NASA

NGC Stellar Nursery in Perseus : NGC 1333 is seen in visible light as a reflection nebula, dominated by bluish hues characteristic of starlight reflected by interstellar dust.

VdB142 Nebula by Eric Coles, Paolo Demaria, Giuseppe Donatiello, Carlo Fanuli, Marco Favuzzi, Agostino Lamanna, Rolando Ligustri, Alessandro Elio Milani, Andrea Pistocchini, Bert Scheuneman, Tim Stone.

VdB142 Nebula by Eric Coles, Paolo Demaria, Giuseppe Donatiello, Carlo Fanuli, Marco Favuzzi, Agostino Lamanna, Rolando Ligustri, Alessandro Elio Milani, Andrea Pistocchini, Bert Scheuneman, Tim Stone.

#Deep Space 63 - The Don King Nebula

Deep space 63 by The IDIOTs, Intergalactic Digital Imaging Optical Technicians. Not a real space photo.

Supernova

A huge, billowing pair of gas and dust clouds are captured in this stunning NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the supermassive star Eta Carinae.

M57 planetary nebula ultradeep Credit: Giuseppe Donatiello

M57 planetary nebula ultradeep Credit: Giuseppe Donatiello

The Veil nebula or Cygnus Loop, some 2500 light years away is an enormous region of diffuse gas emission, covering several degrees on the sky. - Credit: N. A. Sharp, REU program/AURA/NOAO/NSF

An Eastern Portion of the Veil Nebula (Cygnus Loop)

Fox and Cone nebulae Credit: DSS/Giuseppe Donatiello

Fox and Cone nebulae Credit: DSS/Giuseppe Donatiello

Planetary Nebulae Portfolio Credit: PS-1/Giuseppe Donatiello

Planetary Nebulae Portfolio Credit: PS-1/Giuseppe Donatiello

Supernova Remnant Simeis 147: The Spaghetti Nebula    Image Credit & Copyright:  Giuseppe Donatiello (Italy) and Tim Stone (USA)

Supernova Remnant Simeis The Spaghetti Nebula Image Credit & Copyright: Giuseppe Donatiello (Italy) and Tim Stone (USA)

https://flic.kr/p/EVHn8D | orion Merge1s dida | The Orion Molecular Cloud Complex & Orion OB1 Association Credits: DSS/WISE/ Giuseppe Donatiello  RA: 05h 35.3m Dec: −05° 23′ The Orion Complex is a large group of bright nebulae, dark clouds, and young stars in the Orion constellation. The cloud is between 1 500 and 1 600 light-years away, and hundreds of light-years across.  Several parts of the nebula can be observed through binoculars and small telescopes. The Orion OB1 stellar associat...

https://flic.kr/p/EVHn8D | orion Merge1s dida | The Orion Molecular Cloud Complex & Orion OB1 Association Credits: DSS/WISE/ Giuseppe Donatiello RA: 05h 35.3m Dec: −05° 23′ The Orion Complex is a large group of bright nebulae, dark clouds, and young stars in the Orion constellation. The cloud is between 1 500 and 1 600 light-years away, and hundreds of light-years across. Several parts of the nebula can be observed through binoculars and small telescopes. The Orion OB1 stellar associat...

Sh2-242 nebula Credit: WISE/Giuseppe Donatiello

Sh2-242 nebula Credit: WISE/Giuseppe Donatiello

Polar Ring Galaxy (NGC 660) ~ Over 20 million light-years away and swimming within the boundaries of the constellation Pisces, NGC 660's peculiar appearance marks it as a Polar Ring Galaxy. A RARE galaxy type, polar ring galaxies have a substantial population of stars, gas, and dust orbiting in rings nearly perpendicular to the plane of the galactic disk. (Gemini Observatory, AURA, NASA)

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IC 5146 - The Cocoon Nebula in Infrared Credit: POSS II/2MASS/SDSS r9/WISE/ Giuseppe Donatiello

RA: Dec: IC 5146 (also Caldwell Sh is a reflection/emission nebula in Cygnus.

NGC 2261 - Hubble's Variable Nebula Credit: Akari/SDSS/Galex/Giuseppe Donatiello

RA: Dec: Also known as Caldwell NGC 2261 is a variable nebula located in Monoceros. It is illuminated by the star R Monocerotis (R Mon). R Mon is a T Tauri variable star and its magnitude varies between 10 and