The Hourglass Nebula, also known as the Engraved Hourglass Nebula or MyCn18, is a young planetary nebula in Musca constellation. The nebula lies at a distance of 8,000 light years from Earth. Its unusual appearance, with two large outer rings and a small central one, has earned the nebula the nickname the Eye of God, … [Read more…]
The Lagoon Nebula, or Messier 8 (M8), is a large interstellar cloud classified as an emission nebula and an H II region. The nebula is located in Sagittarius constellation, within the Milky Way Galaxy. It lies in the direction of the galaxy’s centre. The nebula’s designation in the New General Catalogue is NGC 6523.