Nebulae


Three kinds of nebulae are featured here. Emission nebula are large clouds of gas that glow red from ionized hydrogen. New stars form from these clouds. Reflection nebula contain large amounts of dust and gas, and appear more blue from the light of nearby stars reflecting off the dust. Supernova remnants are the large clouds of gas that result when a very large star explodes. Click any thumbnail or the Enlarge button to see the full-size image and a description of the object. Place the mouse cursor over any words highlighted in green for more information. For mobile device users, all the highlighted terms are listed under the Glossary tab. To see just the Sharpless Catalog nebulae I've imaged, click on the Sharpless tab above.


Crab Nebula
Swan Nebula
Trifid Nebula
Elephant Trunk Nebula
Iris Nebula
Horsehead Nebula
Barnard 133
Bubble Nebula
Running Man Nebula
NGC 281
Pelican Nebula
Cocoon Nebula
Eagle Nebula
Wizard Nebula
Christmas Tree cluster
Sh2-112
IC 443
Flaming Star Nebula
Embryo Nebula
IC 1795
Cocoon Nebula (wide-field)
NGC 7822
Witchead Nebula
California Nebula
Rosette Nebula
Sh2-104
Sh2-157
IC 1396
Propeller Nebula
Sh2-240
Crab Nebula (narrowband)
IC 63 and 59
NGC 6559
NGC 6823
M42
Veil Nebula
M8, Lagoon Nebula
Sh2-187
NGC 6888
NGC 6888 wide-field
Lagoon and Trifid Nebulas (wide-field)
Thor's Helmet (NGC 2359)
Heart Nebula
Sh2-124
Sh2-171
Sh2-173
IC 443 (wide-field)
IC 1848
Sh2-129
Sh2-101
Sh2-124
North American Nebula
Cone Nebula
Cave Nebula, Sharpless 2-155
Sharpless 2-173
Sh2-115
Sh2-119
Sh2-230
Sh2-185
NGC 1491