The Eagle Nebula (also known as M 16) is part of a diffuse emission nebula, or H II region, which is catalogued as IC 4703. This region of active current star formation is about 5700 light-years distant. A spire of gas that can be seen coming off the nebula in the northeastern part is approximately 9.5 light-years or about 90 trillion kilometers long.
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26 June 2021
El Sause Observatory,Chile (11 Mar 2021)
Centaurus A (also known as NGC 5128) is a galaxy in the constellation of Centaurus. NGC 5128 is one of the closest radio galaxies to Earth, so its active galactic nucleus has been extensively studied by professional astronomers.
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NGC 300 (also known as Caldwell 70) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor.
It is one of the closest galaxies to the Local Group, and probably lies between the latter
and the Sculptor Group. It is the brightest of the five main spirals in the direction of the
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NGC 7023 The Iris Nebula
--Soon I hope with all the colors in LRGB--
The Iris Nebula (also known as NGC 7023 and Caldwell 4) is a bright reflection nebula in the constellation Cepheus. The designation NGC 7023 refers to the open cluster within the larger reflection nebula designated LBN 487.
The nebula, which shines at magnitude +6.8, is illuminated by a magnitude +7.4 star designated SAO 19158. It is located near the Mira-type variable star T Cephei, and near the bright magnitude +3.23 variable star Beta Cephei (Alfirk). It lies 1,300 light-years away and is six light-years across.