Nebulae

If we translate the Latin word nebula it would simply mean cloud.  In this case the cloud contains nothing more than dust and gas.  Some of these clouds are regions of star formation and others are the result of dead or dying stars.  Nebulae (plural) offer some of the most spectacular views in the night sky.  There are four main types:  planetary, reflection, emission and absorption (or dark).  Examples of all these are shown in the images below.

 

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IC1871
IC1871
Melotte 15
Melotte 15

Bubble Nebula
Bubble Nebula
Iris Nebula
Iris Nebula
Jellyfish Nebula - Sharpless 249
Jellyfish Nebula - Sharpless 249

IC 1805 - Melotte 15
IC 1805 - Melotte 15
NGC 1333
NGC 1333
Rosette Nebula
Rosette Nebula

IC 5068
IC 5068
NGC 2237
NGC 2237
Bubble Nebula
Bubble Nebula

IC 1871
IC 1871
NGC 6960 and Pickerings Triangle
NGC 6960 and Pickerings Triangle
Cocoon Nebula area
Cocoon Nebula area

NGC 6914
NGC 6914
IC 63
IC 63
Cave Nebula
Cave Nebula

Melotte 15
Melotte 15
The Pleiades
The Pleiades
Rosette Nebula
Rosette Nebula

IC 5068
IC 5068
NGC 6914 area
NGC 6914 area
Sharpless 132
Sharpless 132

Horsehead Nebula region
Horsehead Nebula region
Jellyfish Nebula - Sharpless 249
Jellyfish Nebula - Sharpless 249
Cederblad 214
Cederblad 214

Sharpless 157 and the Bubble Nebula
Sharpless 157 and the Bubble Nebula
Melotte 15
Melotte 15
Cederblad 214
Cederblad 214

IC 1396
IC 1396
Soul Nebula
Soul Nebula
The Veil Complex
The Veil Complex

Flaming Star Nebula
Flaming Star Nebula
NGC 6992
NGC 6992
Barnard 343 area
Barnard 343 area

NGC 6992
NGC 6992
Crescent Nebula
Crescent Nebula
California Nebula
California Nebula

Bubble Nebula
Bubble Nebula
Iris Nebula
Iris Nebula
North American and Pelican Nebulae
North American and Pelican Nebulae

Orion and Running Man Nebulae
Orion and Running Man Nebulae
Rosette Nebula
Rosette Nebula
Dumbbell Nebula
Dumbbell Nebula

California Nebula
California Nebula
Trifid Nebula
Trifid Nebula
Trifid and Lagoon Nebulae
Trifid and Lagoon Nebulae


Meadowlark Ridge Observatory
Meadowlark Ridge Observatory