Witch Head Nebula (IC 2118). It's reflection nebula which glows by reflecting light from the bright blue star Rigel in the constellation Orion. The nebular dust grains tend to absorb red light and reflect blue light. (Image credit: Steve Mazlin, Star Shadows Remote Observatory) Mona Evans, "Cosmic Halloween Tour" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art52161.asp
Cosmic Ghost's Head The Ghost Head Nebula, NGC 2080, is actually a star forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way Galaxy. [Pin It] Credit: Mohammad Heydari-Malayeri (Observatoire de Paris) et al., ESA, NASA
Astronomers used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to photograph the iconic Horsehead Nebula in an infrared light to mark the 23rd anniversary of the famous observatory’s launch aboard the space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990.