The Helix Nebula (NGC David Fitz-Henry (Australia) Deep Space: runner-up Resembling a giant eye looking across 700 light years of space, the Helix Nebula is one of the closest planetary nebula to Earth
in the LMC - Southern part of the spectacular H II region in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The green color indicates areas that are particularly hot. The field measures x square arcminutes. North is up and East is left.
thedemon-hauntedworld: “Along the Cygnus Wall The prominent ridge of emission featured in this vivid skyscape is known as the Cygnus Wall. Part of a larger emission nebula with a distinctive shape popularly called The North America Nebula, the ridge.
Located light-years away, NGC 3576 is a gigantic region of glowing gas about 100 light-years across, where stars are currently forming. Intense radiation and winds from the massive stars are shredding the clouds creating dramatic scenery.
NGC 4631 (the Whale Galaxy or Caldwell is a spiral galaxy, 30 million ly away in Canes Venatici. It has a central starburst, and is interacting with dwarf elliptical galaxy NGC The pair together is ARP Space space space
The famous Horsehead Nebula is about light-years from Earth, in the constellation Orion. The nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.