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Rings Around the Ring Nebula
Image Credit: Hubble, Large Binocular Telescope, Subaru Telescope; Composition & Copyright: Robert Gendler
Explanation: It is a familiar sight to sky enthusiasts with even a small telescope. There is much more to the Ring Nebula (M57), however, than can be seen through a small telescope. The easily visible central ring is about one light-year across, but this remarkably deep exposure - a collaborative effort combining data from three different large telescopes - explores the looping filaments of glowing gas extending much farther from the nebula's central star. This remarkable composite image includes narrowband hydrogen image, visible light emission, and infrared light emission. Of course, in this well-studied example of a planetary nebula, the glowing material does not come from planets. Instead, the gaseous shroud represents outer layers expelled from a dying, sun-like star. The Ring Nebula is about 2,000 light-years away toward the musical constellation Lyra. #space#hubble#galaxy#nebula#astronomy#science#outerspace#planet#star#Creation#hubinsta#dailyiphoneonly#beautiful#bestoftheday#head#skypics#lights#follow#fun#nature#apod#instagood#tweegram#photooftheday#instamood#iphonesiangc#Amazing

NGC 7023: The Iris Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright: Jimmy Walker
Explanation: These clouds of interstellar dust and gas have blossomed 1,300 light-years away in the fertile star fields of the constellation Cepheus. Sometimes called the Iris Nebula, NGC 7023 is not the only nebula in the sky to evoke the imagery of flowers, though. Still, this deep telescopic view shows off the Iris Nebula's range of colours and symmetries in impressive detail. Within the Iris, dusty nebular material surrounds a hot, young star. The dominant colour of the brighter reflection nebula is blue, characteristic of dust grains reflecting starlight. Central filaments of the dusty clouds glow with a faint reddish photoluminesence as some dust grains effectively convert the star's invisible ultraviolet radiation to visible red light. Infrared observations indicate that this nebula may contain complex carbon molecules known as PAHs. The pretty blue petals of the Iris Nebula span about six light-years #space#hubble#galaxy#nebula#astronomy#science#outerspace#planet#star#Creation#hubinsta#dailyiphoneonly#beautiful#bestoftheday#head#skypics#lights#follow#fun#nature#apod#instagood#tweegram#photooftheday#instamood#iphonesiangc#Amazing

Rho Ophiuchi Wide Field

Image Credit & Copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo

Explanation: The clouds surrounding the star system Rho Ophiuchi compose one of the closest star forming regions. Rho Ophiuchi itself is a binary star system visible in the light-colored region on the image right. The star system, located only 400 light years away, is distinguished by its colorful surroundings, which include a red emission nebula and numerous light and dark brown dust lanes. Near the upper right of the Rho Ophiuchi molecular cloud system is the yellow star Antares, while a distant but coincidently-superposed globular cluster of stars, M4, is visible between Antares and the red emission nebula. Near the image bottom lies IC 4592, the Blue Horsehead nebula. The blue glow that surrounds the Blue Horsehead's eye -- and other stars around the image -- is a reflection nebula composed of fine dust. On the above image left is a geometrically angled reflection nebula cataloged as Sharpless 1. Here, the bright star near the dust vortex creates the light of surrounding reflection nebula. Although most of these features are visible through a small telescope pointed toward the constellations of Ophiuchus, Scorpius, and Sagittarius, the only way to see the intricate details of the dust swirls, as featured above, is to use a long exposure camera. #space#hubble#galaxy#nebula#astronomy#science#outerspace#planet#star#Creation#hubinsta#dailyiphoneonly#beautiful#bestoftheday#head#skypics#lights#follow#fun#nature#apod#instagood#tweegram#photooftheday#instamood#iphonesiangc#Amazing

NGC 6334: The Cat's Paw Nebula

Image Credit & Copyright: Roberto Colombari and SONEAR Obs.; Color data: Robert Gendler & Ryan Hannahoe

Explanation: Nebulas are perhaps as famous for being identified with familiar shapes as perhaps cats are for getting into trouble. Still, no known cat could have created the vast Cat's Paw Nebula visible in Scorpius. At 5,500 light years distant, Cat's Paw is an emission nebula with a red color that originates from an abundance of ionized hydrogen atoms. Alternatively known as the Bear Claw Nebula or NGC 6334, stars nearly ten times the mass of our Sun have been born there in only the past few million years. Pictured above is a deep field image of the Cat's Paw nebula. #space#hubble#galaxy#nebula#astronomy#science#outerspace#planet#star#Creation#hubinsta#dailyiphoneonly#beautiful#bestoftheday#head#skypics#lights#follow#fun#nature#apod#instagood#tweegram#photooftheday#instamood#iphonesiangc#Amazing

M106 Across the Spectrum

Image Credit: X-ray - NASA / CXC / Caltech / P.Ogle et al., Optical - NASA/STScI, IR - NASA/JPL-Caltech, Radio - NSF/NRAO/VLA

Explanation: The spiral arms of bright, active galaxy M106 sprawl through this remarkable multiwavelength portrait, composed of image data from radio to X-rays, across the electromagnetic spectrum. Also known as NGC 4258, M106 can be found toward the northern constellation Canes Venatici. The well-measured distance to M106 is 23.5 million light-years, making this cosmic scene about 60,000 light-years across. Typical in grand spiral galaxies, dark dust lanes, youthful star clusters, and star forming regions trace spiral arms that converge on a bright nucleus. But this composite highlights two anomalous arms in radio (purple) and X-ray (blue) that seem to arise in the central region of M106, evidence of energetic jets of material blasting into the galaxy's disk. The jets are likely powered by matter falling into a massive central black hole. #space#hubble#galaxy#nebula#astronomy#science#outerspace#planet#star#Creation#hubinsta#dailyiphoneonly#beautiful#bestoftheday#head#skypics#lights#follow#fun#nature#apod#instagood#tweegram#photooftheday#instamood#iphonesiangc#Amazing

The cat eye nebula

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NGC 2359: Thor's Helmet
Image Credit & Copyright: Bob and Janice Fera (Fera Photography)
Explanation: This helmet-shaped cosmic cloud with wing-like appendages is popularly called Thor's Helmet. Heroically sized even for a Norse god, Thor's Helmet is about 30 light-years across. In fact, the helmet is more like an interstellar bubble, blown as a fast wind from the bright, massive star near the bubble's centre sweeps through a surrounding molecular cloud. Known as a Wolf-Rayet star, the central star is an extremely hot giant thought to be in a brief, pre-supernova stage of evolution. Catalogued as NGC 2359, the nebula is located about 15,000 light-years away in the constellation Canis Major. The sharp image, made using broadband and narrowband filters, captures striking details of the nebula's filamentary structures. It shows off a blue-green colour from strong emission due to oxygen atoms in the glowing gas.
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The Bubble Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright: J-P Metsävainio (Astro Anarchy)
Explanation: Blown by the wind from a massive star, this interstellar apparition has a surprisingly familiar shape. Catalogued as NGC 7635, it is also known simply as The Bubble Nebula. Although it looks delicate, the 10 light-year diameter bubble offers evidence of violent processes at work. Above and right of the Bubble's centre is a hot, O star, several hundred thousand times more luminous and around 45 times more massive than the Sun. A fierce stellar wind and intense radiation from that star has blasted out the structure of glowing gas against denser material in a surrounding molecular cloud. The intriguing Bubble Nebula lies a mere 11,000 light-years away toward the boastful constellation Cassiopeia. This natural looking view of the cosmic bubble is composed from narrowband image data, also used to create a 3D model.
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The Colourful Clouds of Rho Ophiuchi
Image Credit & Copyright: Rafael Defavari
Explanation: The many spectacular colours of the Rho Ophiuchi (oh'-fee-yu-kee) clouds highlight the many processes that occur there. The blue regions shine primarily by reflected light. Blue light from the star Rho Ophiuchi and nearby stars reflects more efficiently off this portion of the nebula than red light. The Earth's daytime sky appears blue for the same reason. The red and yellow regions shine primarily because of emission from the nebula's atomic and molecular gas. Light from nearby blue stars - more energetic than the bright star Antares - knocks electrons away from the gas, which then shines when the electrons recombine with the gas. The dark brown regions are caused by dust grains - born in young stellar atmospheres - which effectively block light emitted behind them. The Rho Ophiuchi star clouds, well in front of the globular cluster M4 visible above on lower left, are even more colourful than humans can see - the clouds emits light in every wavelength band from the radio to the gamma-ray. #space#hubble#galaxy#nebula#astronomy#science#outerspace#planet#star#Creation#hubinsta#dailyiphoneonly#beautiful#bestoftheday#head#skypics#lights#follow#fun#nature#apod#instagood#tweegram#photooftheday#instamood#iphonesiangc#Amazing

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