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 …

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. …

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, …

Helix Nebula

The Helix Nebula, also known as The Helix, NGC 7293, is a large planetary nebula (PN)…

Medusa Nebula

The Medusa Nebula is a large planetary nebula in the constellation of Gemini on the Canis Minor border. It also known as Abell 21 and…

Little Ghost Nebula

NGC 6369HST.jpg

Little Ghost Nebula is a planetary nebula in the constellation Ophiuchus. It was discovered by William Herschel.[2]

Round and planet-shaped, the nebula is also relatively faint. Planetary nebulae are not related to planets at all, but instead are created at …