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This Hubble image spans about the diameter of a full moon, and includes the Fox Fur Nebula, whose convoluted pelt lies on the lower right, bright variable star S Mon visible just above the Fox Fur, and the Cone Nebula on the image left. Given their distribution, the stars of NGC 2264 are also known as the Christmas Tree star cluster. The triangular tree shape traced by the stars appears here with its apex at the Cone Nebula on the left with its broader base near S Mon on the right. via NASA

This Hubble image spans about the diameter of a full moon, and includes the Fox…

NGC2403 | by wnourse

NGC2403 | by wnourse

iris nebula

Behold the Iris Nebula, light-years away and six light-years across, located in the constellation Cepheus.

Nebula of Stars and Colorful Gas - Long, Tall, Vertical Pins

NGC 6188 is an emission nebula about 4000 ly away in the constellation Ara. Within NGC 6188 is an open cluster of bright young stars (the Ara association) known as NGC In the bottom left hand corner is a small emission nebula NGC

Messier 42 | by Eduardo Mariño

Messier 42 and 43 ,Orion Nebula and the Running Man +NGC

We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars. — 	Carl Sagan

Combined visible and infra-red light images of star forming region Sharpless This nebula is located about light-years away in the direction of the constellation Cygnus. It formed less years ago, making this one of the youngest star-forming regions known.

The Hubble Space Telescope has snapped an image of the "Black Eye" galaxy, so named because an ancient cosmic smashup produced a dark ring and a roiling, conflicted interior.

NGC 2264, Cone Nebula

Strange shapes and textures can be found in neighborhood of the Cone Nebula. The unusual shapes originate from fine interstellar dust reacting in complex ways with the energetic light and hot gas being expelled by the young stars.

The Mellow Yellow Nebula Series

thedemon-hauntedworld: “NGC The Christmas Tree and Cone Nebula Hubble Palette Credit: NASA/Hubble, Color/Effects thedemon-hauntedworld ”