Jun 16, 2023

Iris Nebula (NGC 7023)

NGC7023 (also known as the Iris nebula and Caldwell 4) is a bright reflection nebula located in the constellation Cepheus. Its unusual structure of interstellar gas and dust clouds evokes the image of an iris flower. The dusty blue petals of the Iris nebula spread out over six light-years… Read more

May 25, 2023

NGC1333 reflection nebula in Perseus molecular cloud

Although NGC 1333 is catalogued as a reflection nebula located in constellation Perseus, it is in fact a more complex object that it is part of the Perseus molecular cloud. It lies approximately 1000 light years away from us and is about 15 light years across… Read more

May 10, 2023

Abell 39

Abell 39 (also known as PN A66 39 and PK 47+42.1) is the 39th entry in 1966 Abell Catalogue of Planetary Nebulae, compiled by George Abell in 1966 with data obtained from the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS).. Read more

Apr 19, 2023

M97 the Owl Nebula and M108 the Snowboard Galaxy

M97, the Owl nebula (also known as Messier 97 or NGC 3587) is a planetary nebula in the constellation Ursa Major.

It is one of the four planetary nebulae included in the Messier catalogue and was discovered in 1781 by the French astronomer Pierre Méchain... Read more (updated 25/04/2023)

Mar 22, 2023

NGC 4395

NGC 4395 is a spiral galaxy with very low surface brightness, located about 15 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Canes Venatici... Read more

Feb 28, 2023

Medusa nebula (Abell 21)

The Medusa nebula, also known as Abell 21, is a planetary nebula in the constellation Gemini. 

It was discovered by astronomer George O. Abell in 1955 on the photographic plates of the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS), and he listed it as number 21 in his catalogue of Planetary Nebulae... Read more

Feb 6, 2023

Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF

C/2022 E3 ZTF is a long period comet that was discovered by astronomers Bryce Bolin and Frank Masci on 2 March 2022 using the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) survey..... Read more.