"Blown by fast winds from a hot, massive star, this cosmic bubble is huge. Cataloged as Sharpless it lies some light-years away toward the constellation of the Big Dog (Canis Major) and covers slightly more of the sky than a Full Moon.
Braided, serpentine filaments of glowing gas suggest this nebula's popular name, The Medusa Nebula. Also known as Abell this Medusa is an old planetary nebula some light-years away in the constellation Gemini. God is so AWESOME!
The Cone Nebula lies in the southern part of NGC the Christmas Tree cluster, with which is shares the NGC designation. This is a rich region with much nebulosity and many interesting objects. The Christmas Tree cluster has at its base the variable s