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NGC 6888: The Crescent Nebula Image Credit & Copyright: J-P Metsävainio (Astro Anarchy) (Aug 16 2012) NGC 6888, also known as the Crescent Nebula, is a cosmic bubble about 25 light-years across, blown by winds from its central, bright, massive star. This colorful portrait of the nebula uses narrow band image data combined in the Hubble palette. It shows emission from sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms in the wind-blown nebula in red, green and blue hues. #astronomy #nebulae
The Fairy of Eagle Nebula. The dust sculptures of the Eagle Nebula are evaporating. As powerful starlight whittles away these cool cosmic mountains, the statuesque pillars that remain might be imagined as mythical beasts. Pictured above is one of several striking dust pillars of the Eagle Nebula that might be described as a gigantic alien fairy.
Christmas Tree star cluster / Fox Fur Nebula / Cone Nebula. They all occur in the constellation of the unicorn (Monoceros). About 2,700 light-years distant and mixes reddish emission nebulae excited by energetic light from newborn stars with dark interstellar dust clouds.