Butterfly Nebula

Minkowski 2-9, abbreviated M2-9 (and also known as Minkowski’s Butterfly, the Wings of a Butterfly Nebula or just Butterfly Nebula, and Twin Jet Nebula) is a planetary nebula that was discovered by Rudolph Minkowski in 1947. …

Eskimo Nebula

NGC 2392, the Eskimo Nebula by HST.

Credit: NASA/ESA/STScI

The Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392), also known as the Clownface Nebula[4] or Caldwell 39, is a bipolar[2] double-shell[5] planetary nebula (PN). It was discovered by astronomer William …

Andromeda Galaxy

The Andromeda Galaxy (/ænˈdrɒmdə/), also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, is a spiral galaxy approximately 780 kiloparsecs (2.5 million light-years) from …

Saturn Nebula

The Saturn Nebula or NGC 7009 is a planetary nebula in the constellation Aquarius. It appears as a greenish-yellowish hue in a small amateur telescope. It was discovered by William Herschel on September 7, 1782, using a telescope of his …

Red Spider Nebula

The Red Spider Nebula (also catalogued as NGC 6537) is a planetary nebula located near the heart of the Milky Way, in the northwest of [3] the constellation Sagittarius.[4] The nebula has a prominent two-lobed shape, possibly due to …

Owl Nebula

The Owl Nebula (also known as Messier 97,M97 or NGC 3587) is a planetary nebula located approximately 2,030 light years away in the constellation Ursa Major.[2] It was discovered by French astronomer Pierre Méchain on February 16, …

Cat’s Eye Nebula

The Cat’s Eye Nebula or NGC 6543, is a relatively bright planetary nebula in the northern constellation of Draco, which was discovered by William Herschel on February 15, 1786. It was notably the first planetary nebula whose spectrum was …

Ghosts of Jupiter

NGC 3242, commonly known as the Ghost of Jupiter, is a planetary nebula located in the constellation Hydra.

William Herschel discovered the nebula on February 7, 1785, and cataloged it as H IV.27. John Herschel observed it from …