NGC 1491 (also designated and LBN is a bright emission nebula and HII region, located on the edge of a vast cloud region of neutral gas, about light-years away in the Perseus arm of our Milky Way Galaxy in the constellation Perseus.
Pillars of Creation Image Credit: J. Hester, P. Scowen (ASU), HST, NASA This image, taken w the Hubble Space Telescope in shows evaporating gaseous globules (EGGs) emerging from pillars of molecular hydrogen gas & dust. The giant pillars are LY
Astronomy Picture of the Day for 31 Dec The Horsehead Nebula is one of the most famous nebulae on the sky. It is visible as the dark indentation to the red emission nebula in the center of the photograph.