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

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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

Stingray Nebula in Ara Constellation

The Stingray Nebula is a rapidly evolving planetary nebula located 18,000 light-years away in the Ara constellation in the southern hemisphere of the sky. Approximately 130 the size of our solar system, the Stingray Nebula is the youngest planetary nebula ever discovered.

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Stingray Nebula in Ara Constellation

Photo: NASA

Planetary Nebula NGC 6751 in Aquila Constellation

The planetary nebula NGC 6751 lies 6,500 light-years away in the constellation Aquila, the Eagle. It is about 0,8 light-years in diameter. The surface temperature of the central star is estimated to be in the range of 140,000 K. It is the radiation and winds from the star that are responsible for the nebula’s appearance.

Astronomers will probably recognize NGC 6751 from the photograph released to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope in 2000.

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Planetary Nebula NGC 6751 in Aquila Constellation

Photo: NASA/ESA

Saturn Nebula (NGC 7009) in Aquarius Constellation

The Saturn Nebula, or NGC 7009, is a bright planetary nebula in the Aquarius constellation. Discovered in the late 18th century by the German astronomer William Herschel, the Saturn Nebula was named for its resemblance to the planet Saturn and its rings. At the centre of the Saturn Nebula is a bright, hot bluish white dwarf star with a visual magnitude of 11.5. The nebula is 2-4,000 light-years distant from Earth.

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The Saturn Nebula in Aquarius

Photo by NASA and European Space Agency