Month: March 2021

The Orion Nebula (M 42)

The Orion Nebula. (M42) M 42 is an immense nearby star forming region at about 1500 light years distance, probably the most famous of all the nebulae. M 42 contains many stellar nurseries and the bright open cluster of stars known as the Trapezium. The Orion Nebula spans about 40 light years across. NOTE.  Because […]

Sh2- 297

Sh2-297 Sh2- 297 is a small bright H11 region and reflection nebula in the constellation of Canis major. Sh2-297 is at the southern tip of the long and extended Seagull Nebula.(Sh2-296) F. O. V.   40 x 40 min of arc. Telescope.   Orion Optics UK AG12. Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD. Exposure and Date.   […]

NGC 1566 (Spanish Dancer)

NGC 1566. NGC 1566 is a Seyfert spiral galaxy in the constellation of Dorado at a distance of about 50 MLY. You can understand how this beautiful galaxy got it’s nick name of Spanish Dancer with it’s 2 graceful spiral arms. NGC 1566 is also the second brightest Seyfert galaxy known.  F. O. V.    40 […]