Deep Sky Objects


Nebulae A-E
Nebulae F-N
Nebulae O-Z



M17 NGC 6618
6.05000
Omega Nebula zoom pic  
Swan, Horseshoe  
or Lobster Nebula  
11' ~15-40 ly
Emission Nebula
Sagittarius
18h 20.8' -16 11'
M42 NGC 1976
4.0 1630
Orion Nebula
Emission / Reflection Nebula
alternate pic
NGC1977 zoom
85'x60' ~30 ly
Orion
5h 35.4' -05 27'
M43 NGC 1982
9.0 1600
De Mairan's Nebula
part of Orion Nebula
wide pic  
20'x15' ~8 ly
Orion
5h 35.6' -05 16'
M97 NGC 3587
9.9 2600
Owl Nebula
Planetary Nebula
 
 
3.4'x3.3 ~5 ly
Ursa Major
11h 14.8' +55 01'
NGC 281
10,000
Pac-Man Nebula
Emission Nebula
Cassiopeia
incl. double star HD 5005  
and open cluster IC 1590  
0h 53' 56 39'
35' ~
NGC 2736
815
Pencil Nebula
Emission Nebula
Vela
large pic - zoom  
near Vela Pulsar, part of  
Vela Supernova Remnant  
~ ~
~ ~1 ly
LDN 1773
~500
Pipe Nebula
Dark Horse Nebula
Emission Nebula
Ophiuchus
17h 32.7' -25 36'
4 x 7 ~100 ly
~
25,000
Pistol Nebula
Emission Nebula
Sagittarius
Pistol Star  
hottest known  
star in the galaxy  
- center of Milky Way  
~ ~
~ ~
NGC 6537
4000
Red Spider Nebula
Planetary Nebula
1.5' ~
Sagittarius
18h 05.2' -19 50'
IC 4406
10.2 1900
Retina Nebula
Planetary Nebula
 
 
30' .25 x .9 ly
Lupus
14h 22.4' -44 09'
400
Rho Ophiuchi
Reflection Nebulae
Emission Nebulae
Ophiuchi
giant pic  
M4 (light orange)  
Sigma Scorpii (red)  
Rho Ophiuchi (blue)  
Antares (yellow-red)  
16h 25' -23 26'
~
M57 NGC 6720
8.8 2300
Ring Nebula
Type 4+3 Planetary Nebula
1.4' x 1' 2.4 ly
Lyra
18h 53.6' +33 02'
NGC 2237
5000
Rosette Nebula
Emission Nebula
Monoceros
zoom 1  
NGC 2237-9,  
NGC 2246, 2244  
6h 32.3' +05 03'
~ ~130 ly
NGC 7009
11.5 3000
Saturn Nebula
Planetary Nebula
60'x40' ~0.3 ly
Aquarius
21h 04.2' -11 21
NGC 246
8 2100
Skull Nebula
Planetary Nebula
4.1' ~5 ly
Cetus
0h 47.3' -11 50'
NGC 5189
10 3000
Spiral Planetary Nebula
Planetary Nebula
3' x 2' ~2 ly
Musca
13h 33.5' -65 58'
IC 418
2000
Spirograph Nebula
Planetary Nebula
30 ~0.3 ly
Lepus
5h 27.5' -12 42'
Hen-1357
10.7 18,000
Stingray Nebula
Henize 1357
Planetary Nebula
youngest known  
Planetary Nebula  
~13
Ara
17h 16.3' -59 29'
NGC 2070
8 179,000
Tarantula Nebula
30 Doradus, Looped Nebula
Dorado
located in LMC  
wide pic - zoom  
Hodge 301 Cluster  
5h 38.7' -69 06'
40'x25' ~ly
SN1987A
164,000
SN1987A
Supernova Remnant
Dorado
Feb. 23, 1987  
loc. outskirts of  
Tarantula Nebula  
5h 35.6' -69 18'
~ ~
M20 NGC 6514
9.0 5200
Trifid Nebula
Emission / Reflection Nebula
zoom pic 
M8, M20 & M21 
28' ~30-50 ly
Sagittarius
18h 02.6' -23 02'
M2-9
- 2100
Twin Jet Nebula
Wings of a Butterfly Nebula
Protoplanetary Nebula
thought to have formed  
only 2100 years ago  
55'x18' ~
Ophiucus
17h 05.6' -10 08.6'
NGC 6960
7 ~2000
Veil Nebula
Witch's Broom Nebula
Cygnus Loop
Supernova Remnant
Cygnus
giant pic  
5000-8000 years old  
assoc. with 52 Cygni  
incl. NGC 6960, 6962,  
6979, 6992, and 6995  
20h 46.1' +30 42'
3 ~
G43.3-0.2
35,000
W49B
Gamma-Ray Burst Remnant
Aquila
x-ray  
19h 11.1' 09 06.5'
4'x3' ~25 ly
IC 2118
1000
Witch Head Nebula
Emission Nebula
Eridanus
5h 02' -07 54'
3'x1' ~



Deep Sky Objects


Nebulae A-E
Nebulae F-N
Nebulae O-Z