Witch's Broom Nebula: The Witch's Broom Nebula is also part of the famous Veil Nebula complex, this being the western portion. The entire complex is the remnant of a powerful supernova explosion which occurred thousands of years ago, sending elements forged in the destroyed stars core into space. The bright star is 52 Cygni.
New Dimension: Nebulas Are Even More Amazing in 3-D - IC 1396 With a bright, bluish star at its center, the gassy star-forming region IC 1396 spans hundreds of light-years in the constellation Cepheus. Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsavainio has rendered some spacescapes in three dimensions, using his own photographs as a starting point. "NOTE: This is a personal vision about shapes and volumes, based on some scientific data and an artistic impression."