The Young Stars of NGC 7129

NGC7129 Young Star Cluster

The Young Stars of NGC 7129 This gorgeous loose cluster of stars holds youthful, energetic and youthful sun-like stars.  These stars, only a few million years old are creating the beautiful scenery you see here. The blue dust you see is simply just dust reflecting the starlight.  The red half-moon…

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Flying Lizard Nebula – Stars Form in the SMC

NGC602 - The Flying Lizard Nebula

Small doesn’t always mean inactive… In one of the Milky Way’s companion galaxies, the Small Magellanic Cloud, lies a violent star forming region not discussed frequently.  Typically, we hear about the Tarantula Nebula (found in the Large Magellanic Cloud) who hosts some of the most massive stars found to date…

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Vortex of the Crab Nebula Core

Moving heart of the Crab Nebula

Vortex of the Crab Nebula Core Did you know that the Crab Nebula is the remnant of a star that has shed all of it’s outer layers?  That’s what you are seeing in the featured image here.  The colors and shapes are the left overs from the star shedding all…

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The Crescent Nebula

The Crescent Nebula

Another Cosmic Bubble This is another bubble like nebula that is often very popular to photograph and you see it often with another “bubble like” nebula.  This one is called the Crescent Nebula and is the creation of a star that is on it’s way out and at the end…

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Time Loop of Tycho's Supernova Remnant Expanding

Tycho Supernova Xray

Tycho’s Supernova Remnant The Tycho supernova remnant is undoubtedly one of the more popular supernova nebula’s photographed.  It’s complexity and diversity from other supernova remnants are some of the things that make it interesting to astro photographers.  Tycho’s Supernova Remnant has been imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-Ray Observatory…

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Along the Cygnus Wall Nebula

Along the Cygnus Wall

Along The Cygnus Wall Digging through some of the APOD archives, I found this picture which brought me back to the first time I saw it.  I probably spent a good hour on the subject of this emission nebula.  Probably because of just how vast it is, while thinking that this…

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