Eskimo Nebula in Gemini Constellation

The Eskimo Nebula, or NGC 2392, was discovered in the late 18th century by the German astronomer William Herschel. In astronomy, it is also popularly known as the Clownface Nebula. The Eskimo Nebula is located 2,870 light-years away in the Gemini constellation and can be spotted in a small telescope.

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Eskimo Nebula in Gemini Constellation

Photo: NASA


Planetary Nebula NGC 4361 in Corvus

NGC 4361 is a planetary nebula located in the centre of the Corvus constellation. The nebula surrounds a magnitude 13 star and resembles a faint elliptical galaxy.

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Planetary Nebula NGC 4361

Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Rho Coronae Borealis

Rho Coronae Borealis is a yellow dwarf star considered to be a solar twin: a star with roughly equal mass, luminosity and radius to the Sun. In 1997, scientists confirmed an extrasolar planet orbiting the star.

Rho Coronae Borealis lies 57 light-years from Earth, in the small northern constellation Corona Borealis.

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Rho Coronae Borealis

Photo: Marhorr

Nebula NGC 6729 in Corona Australis

NGC 6729 was one of the three nebulae discovered by the German astronomer Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt in 1861.It is a combination reflection and emission nebula that surrounds the star R Coronae Australis, an Orion-type variable located in the constellation Corona Australis.

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NGC 6729 in Corona Australis


Coma Cluster in Coma Berenices Constellation

The Coma Cluster, or Abell 1656, is a galaxy cluster located in the constellation Coma Berenices, or Berenice’s Hair. The cluster lies 300 million light-years from Earth. It consists of approximately a thousand large galaxies and about 30,000 smaller ones.

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Coma Cluster (Abell 1656) in Coma Berenices


Starburst Galaxy NGC 1808 in Columba

NGC 1808 is a barred spiral galaxy located in the Columba constellation, some 40 million light-years away. The galaxy’s central region is a site of intense star formation.

NGC 1808 in Columba Constellation

NGC 1808 in Columba Constellation


Circinus Galaxy

The Circinus Galaxy, located in the constellation Circinus, approximately 13 million light-years away, is a spiral galaxy first discovered in 1975, notable for its two distinct rings formed by tumultuous gas motions. It is classified as a type 2 Seyfert galaxy; a spiral galaxy having a compact centre and believed to contain a massive black hole,

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Circinus Galaxy