Planetary Nebula

NGC 1514

Crystal Ball Nebula

The Crystal Ball Nebula (NGC 1514) is a planetary nebula located in the constellation Taurus, near the border with Perseus. It has an apparent magnitude of 9.43 and lies at an approximate distance of 2,200 light years (700 parsecs) from Earth. It occupies an area of 2.2 arc minutes.
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Saturn Nebula,NGC 7009

Saturn Nebula

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The Saturn Nebula (NGC 7009) is a small but fairly bright planetary nebula found in Aquarius constellation, about a degree west of the star Nu… Read More »Saturn Nebula

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Red Spider Nebula

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The Red Spider Nebula is a two-lobed planetary nebula located in the southern constellation Sagittarius. The bipolar nebula lies at an approximate distance of 3,000 light years from Earth and has an apparent magnitude of 13. Its designation in the New General Catalogue is NGC 6537.
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Twin Jet Nebula – M2-9

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The Twin Jet Nebula is a bipolar planetary nebula located in the constellation Ophiuchus. It is also known as Minkowski 2-9 (M2-9), Minkowski’s Butterfly or the Wings of a Butterfly Nebula. The nebula lies at a distance of 2,100 light years from Earth and has an apparent magnitude of 14.7. It was named after Rudolph Minkowski, the German-American astronomer who discovered it in 1947.
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Owl Nebula – Messier 97

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The Owl Nebula, also known as Messier 97 (M97), is a planetary nebula located in Ursa Major. The nebula lies at an approximate distance of 2,030 light years from Earth. It is known for its distinctive shape, resembling a pair of owl-like eyes, that can be seen in larger telescopes.

The estimated age of the Owl Nebula is about 8,000 years. The nebula has the designation NGC 3587 in the New General Catalogue.
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Hourglass Nebula

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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, one that it shares with the better known Helix Nebula in Aquarius.
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Eta Carinae

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Eta Carinae is one of the most massive binary star systems known, lying at a distance of about 7,500 light years from Earth.

Eta Carinae is located in the direction of Carina constellation. The primary component in the system has about 90 times the mass of the Sun and is 5 million times more luminous.

The smaller star has about 30 solar masses and may be up to a million times more luminous than the Sun. Both stars will reach the end of their life cycle in supernova or hypernova explosions in the relatively near future.
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