The Eagle Nebula from Kitt Peak

The Eagle Nebula Image Credit: T. A. Rector & B. A. Wolpa, NOAO, AURA

The Eagle Nebula

The famous Pillars of Creation, within M16 (NGC 6611), the Eagle Nebula. M16 is in the constellation Serpens (the serpent). The nebula is being hollowed out by a young open cluster of stars. The Eagle Nebula is about 6,500 light years away from Earth and spans 20 light years itself. It is visible with binoculars.

The Rosette Nebula (also known as Caldwell 49) is a large, circular H II region located near one end of a giant molecular cloud in the Monoceros region of the Milky Way Galaxy. The open cluster NGC 2244 (Caldwell 50) is closely associated with the nebulosity, the stars of the cluster having been formed from the nebula's matter.

The Helix Nebula from the VISTA Telescope - from Astronomy Picture of the Day, 31 January 2012

Star Formation in the Tarantula Nebula - from Astronomy Picture of the Day, 16 May 2012

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Inside the Eagle Nebula


NGC 602 - stunning

~~Dust and the Helix Nebula ~ Dust makes this cosmic eye look red. The eerie Spitzer Space Telescope image shows infrared radiation from the well-studied Helix Nebula (NGC 7293) a mere 700 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius |


The Rosette Nebula

The Great Nebula in Orion, also known as M42, is one of the most famous nebulas in the sky. The star forming region's glowing gas clouds and hot young stars are on the right in this sharp and colorful image that includes the smaller nebula M43 near center and dusty, bluish reflection nebulae NGC 1977 and friends on the left. Located at the edge of an otherwise invisible giant molecular cloud complex, these eye-catching nebulae represent only a small fraction of this galactic neighborhood's w...

The Butterfly Nebula / La Nebulosa Farfalla #buongiorno

Eagle Nebula

Antares and Clouds -- Image Credit & Copyright: Ivan Eder