Eskimo Nebula NGC 2392. (Credit: Andrew Fruchter (STScI) et al., WFPC2, HST, NASA) It was discovered by William Herschel in 1787. We now know that it's a planetary nebula, one that firns when a sun-like star, at the end of its life, loses its outer layers. It's about 1/3 of a light year across and located 3000 light years away in the constellation Gemini. Mona Evans, “Nebulae” http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art43407.asp
Carina Nebula - Is anyone else seeing a person at the top of the nebula who just took off flying at super sonic speed with a blue swirl around them, creating a giant purple-y dust cloud of energy...Or is that just me?