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Miscellaneous Astrophysical Objects: Best Images


     The following is a list of astronomical objects with links to among the finest images that the Jupiter Scientific staff could find on the Internet. If you are able to find a better image of an object, please contact us at admin@jupiterscientific.org. Included below are globular clusters; nebulae such as supernova remnants, planetary nebulae, dark nebulae, reflection nebulae, and emission nebulae; galaxies (spiral and irregular); galaxy clusters; and other astrophysical objects.

     If information at the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) or another website is available about an object, then a link is provided. The New General Catalog (NGC) number or other classification is given if assigned. The thumbnail image not only labels an object but also provides what it might look like in an amateur telescope.

     Enjoy the viewing!!!

Globular Clusters

NGC 104: NGC 104  Information at SEDS, a globular cluster in Tucana

Images:
A medium sized, reduced K version (76 K) of a medium-big sized image from astrosurf.com (207 K)
A a medium sized image at NASA (78 K)


Omega Centauri (NGC 5139): Omega Centauri  Information at SEDS, a globular cluster

Images:
A medium-big sized image from astrosurf.com (134 K)
A medium sized image (85 K) and a medium-big sized image at NASA (321 K)
A medium sized image by Steve Mandel (145 K)


NGC 6397: NGC 6397   Information at SEDS, a globular cluster in Ara

Images:
A medium sized, reduced K version (64 K) of a medium-big sized image by the Hubble Space Telescope (189 K)


NGC 6752: NGC 6752   Information at SEDS, a globular cluster

Images:
A medium sized, reduced K version (95 K) of a medium-big sized image by the Anglo-Australia Observatory (258 K)


Nebulae

Supernova Remnants


The Witch's Broom Nebula of the Veil Nebula (NGC 6960): Witch's Broom Nebula   Information at SEDS, a supernova remnant

Images:
A medium sized, reduced K version (79 K) of a big image at NASA (544 K)


The Veil Nebula (NGC 6992): Veil Nebula   Information at SEDS, a supernova remnant in Cygnus

Images:
A medium sized, reduced K version (90 K) of a big image from NOAO (2301 K)
A medium sized, reduced K version (103 K) of a medium-big sized image at NASA (242 K)


LMC N49: LMC N49   Information at the Hubble Heritage Project, a supernova remnant

Images:
A medium sized version (65 K) and a big image at NASA (928 K)


Planetary Nebulae


The Stingray Nebula (Henize 1357): Stingray Nebula   Information at Blackskies.com, a planetary nebula

Images:
A medium sized version (16 K) and a big image at NASA (215 K)


The Hourglass Nebula (MyCn18): Hourglass Nebula   Information at SEDS, a planetary nebula

Images:
A medium sized version (37 K) and a big image at NASA (470 K)


Hubble 5: Hubble 5   Information at Hubblesite.org, a planetary nebula

Images:
A medium-big sized image by the Hubble Space Telescope (62 K)


M 2-9: M 2-9   Information at Hubblesite.org, a planetary nebula

Images:
A medium sized, reduced K version (26 K) and a big image at NASA (169 K)


Mz 3: Mz 3   Information at the Hubble Heritage Project, a planetary nebula

Images:
A medium sized version at NASA (36 K) of a big image by the Hubble Space Telescope (141 K)


The Egg Nebula (CRL 2688): The Egg Nebula  Information at SEDS, a planetary nebula

Images:
A big image by the Hubble Space Telescope (70 K)


IC 418: IC418   Information at the Hubble Heritage Project, a planetary nebula

Images:
A medium-big sized image by the Hubble Space Telescope (29 K)


Abell 39: Abell 39   a planetary nebula in Hercules

Images:
A big image at NASA (40 K)


Abell 43: Abell 43   a planetary nebula in Ophiuchus

Images:
A medium sized image from NOAO (91 K)


IC 4406: IC 4406   Information at the Hubble Heritage Project, a planetary nebula

Images:
A big image by the Hubble Space Telescope (29 K)


NGC 2346: NGC 2346  Information at SEDS and at the Hubble Heritage Project, a planetary nebula

Images:
A medium-big sized image at NASA (96 K)


The Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392): Eskimo Nebula  Information at SEDS, a planetary nebula

Images:
A medium sized image (47 K) and a big image at NASA (498 K)


NGC 2440: NGC 2440   Information at the Hubble Heritage Project, a planetary nebula

Images:
A medium sized image at NASA (21 K) and a medium-big sized image by the Hubble Space Telescope (110 K)


NGC 3132: NGC 3132   Information at the Hubble Heritage Project, a planetary nebula

Images:
A medium sized image at NASA (32 K) and a big image by the Hubble Space Telescope (99 K)


NGC 3242: NGC 3242  Information at SEDS, a planetary nebula

Images:
A medium sized image (45 K) and a big image at NASA (376 K)


NGC 4361: NGC 4361   a planetary nebula in Corvus

Images:
A medium sized image (55 K) of a big image from NOAO (157 K)


NGC 5882: NGC 5882   a planetary nebula

Images:
A reduced K version (27 K) of a medium sized image at NASA (106 K)


The Little Ghost Nebula (NGC 6369): Little Ghost Nebula   Information at the Hubble Heritage Project, a planetary nebula in Ophiuchus

Images:
A medium sized image (41 K) and a big image at NASA (173 K)


The Red Spider Nebula (NGC 6537): Red Spider Nebula   Information at Space.com, a planetary nebula in Sagittarius

Images:
A medium sized image (31 K) and a big image at NASA (1651 K)


The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543): Cat's Eye Nebula   Information at Hubblesite.org, a planetary nebula

Images:
A medium sized image at NASA (18 K) and a big image from the Nordic Optical Telescope (319 K)


NGC 6751: NGC 6751   Information at the Hubble Heritage Project, a planetary nebula

Images:
A medium sized image at NASA (37 K) and a big image by the Hubble Space Telescope (82 K)


NGC 6781: NGC 6781   a planetary nebula

Images:
A medium-big sized image from NOAO (150 K)


NGC 6826: NGC 6826   Information at Hubblesite.org, a planetary nebula in Cygnus

Images:
A medium sized image at NASA (15 K) and a big image by the Hubble Space Telescope (60 K)


The Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888): Crescent Nebula   a planetary nebula in Cygnus

Images:
A medium sized, reduced K version (45 K) and a big image by Russell Croman (300 K)
A medium sized, reduced K version (88 K) and a big image by Chris Deforeit (433 K)


The Saturn Nebula (NGC 7009): Saturn Nebula  Information at SEDS, a planetary nebula

Images:
A medium sized image at NASA (31 K)


NGC 7027: NGC 7027  Information at SEDS, a planetary nebula

Images:
A medium sized image by the Hubble Space Telescope (71 K)
A medium sized image by the Hubble Space Telescope (115 K)


The Helix Nebula (NGC 7293): Helix Nebula  Information at SEDS, a planetary nebula

Images:
A medium sized, reduced K version (17 K) of a big image at Big Cigar Astronomy (1168 K)
A big image by the Hubble Space Telescope (63 K)
A medium sized, reduced K version (22 K) of a big image from NOAO (323 K)


The Blue Snowball Nebula (NGC 7662): Blue Snowball Nebula   a planetary nebula in Andromeda

Images:
A medium sized image at NASA (95 K)


Dark Nebulae


The Horsehead Nebula (Barnard 33): Horsehead Nebula  Information at SEDS, a dark nebula in Orion

Images:
A medium sized, reduced K version (31 K) of a big image from the European Southern Observatory (885 K)
A a medium-big sized image by the Hubble Space Telescope (52 K)
A medium sized image (81 K) and a big image from NOAO (367 K)
A a medium sized image at NASA (66 K)


Barnard 68: Barnard 68   a dark nebula in Ophiuchus

Images:
A medium sized image (37 K) and a medium-big sized image at NASA (942 K)


The Snake Nebula (Bernard 72): Snake Nebula   a dark nebula in Ophiuchus

Images:
A medium sized image at NASA (104 K)


Reflection Nebulae


The Witch Head Nebula (IC 2118): Witch Head Nebula   a reflection nebula in Orion

Images:
A medium sized image (52 K) and a big image at NASA (170 K)
A medium sized image at NASA (35 K)


NGC 1999: NGC 1999   Information at the Hubble Heritage Project, a star-forming reflection nebula in Orion

Images:
A big image by the Hubble Space Telescope (49 K)


NGC 3603: NGC 3603   a reflection nebula

Images:
A medium sized image (30 K) and a big image at NASA (409 K)


The Iris Nebula (NGC 7023): Iris Nebula   a reflection nebula in Cepheus

Images:
A medium sized, reduced K version (22 K) of a big image by Robert Gendler (236 K)
A medium sized image at NASA (44 K)


Emission Nebulae


The Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405): Flaming Star Nebula   an emission nebula in Auriga

Images:
A medium-big sized image (41 K) and a big image at NASA (156 K)
A medium sized image (93 K) and a big image at NASA (542 K)


NGC 604: NGC 604  Information at SEDS, a star-forming emission nebula in M33

Images:
A medium sized image (58 K) and a big image by the Hubble Space Telescope (494 K)


The Flame Nebula (NGC 2024): Flame Nebula   an emission nebula in Orion

Images:
A big image at The Grasslands Observatory (67 K)
A medium sized image by Ray Gralak (126 K)
A medium sized image by Philip Perkins (73 K)


The Rosette Nebula (NGC 2237): Rosette Nebula   Information at SEDS, an emission nebula in Monoceros

Images:
A medium sized image (44 K) and a big image at NASA (149 K)
A medium sized, reduced K version (61 K) of a medium-big image by Jon Kolb (306 K)


Thor's Helmet Nebula (NGC 2359): Thor's Helmet Nebula   an emission nebula

Images:
A medium sized, reduced K version (45 K) of a big image from NOAO (329 K)
A medium sized image (41 K) and a big image at NASA (320 K)


The Cat's Paw Nebula (NGC 6334): Cat's Paw Nebula   a star forming emission nebula in Scorpius

Images:
A cropped, medium sized, reduced K version (50 K) of a big image at NASA (330 K)


The Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635): Bubble Nebula   an emission and reflection nebula in Cassiopeia

Images:
A medium sized, reduced K version (32 K) of a big image from NOAO (456 K)
A medium sized, reduced K version (36 K) of a big image by Russell Croman (232 K)


Galaxies


Hoag's Object (PGC 54559): Hoags Object   Information at the Hubble Heritage Project, an unusual ring galaxy

Images:
A medium sized image (61 K) and a big image from the Hubble Space Telescope (484 K)


Spiral Galaxies


The Tadpole Galaxy (Arp 188): Tadpole Galaxy  an unusual spiral galaxy

Images:
A medium sized image (34 K) and a big image from NASA (108 K)


ESO 510-13: ESO 510-13   Information at the Hubble Heritage Project, a spiral galaxy

Images:
A medium sized image (38 K) and a big image from NASA (511 K)


Silver Coin Galaxy (NGC 253): Silver Coin Galaxy  Information at SEDS, a spiral galaxy

Images:
A medium sized image (59 K) and a big image from NOAO (583 K)


NGC 891: NGC 891  Information at SEDS, an edge-on spiral galaxy in Andromeda

Images:
A medium sized image (60 K) and a big image from NOAO (247 K)


NGC 1232: NGC 1232   a spiral galaxy

Images:
A medium sized, reduced K version (48 K) of a medium-big sized image from the European Southern Observatory (848 K)


NGC 3370: NGC 3370   Information at the Hubble Heritage Project, a spiral galaxy

Images:
A medium sized image from the Hubble Space Telescope (78 K) and a big image at NASA (491 K)


NGC 3628: NGC 3628  Information at SEDS, a spiral galaxy in Leo

Images:
A medium sized, reduced K version (16 K) of a a big image at NOAO (275 K)


The Whale Galaxy (NGC 4631): NGC 4631  Information at SEDS, a spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici

Images:
A medium sized image (19 K) and a big image from NOAO (198 K)


NGC 6946: NGC 6946  Information at SEDS, a spiral galaxy in Cepheus

Images:
A medium sized image (135 K) and a big image from NOAO (346 K)


Irregular Galaxies


NGC 4214: NGC 4214   Information at the Hubble Heritage Project, an irregular galaxy

Images:
A medium sized, reduced K version (45 K) of a medium-big sized image by the Hubble Space Telescope (241 K)


NGC 4449: NGC 4449  Information at SEDS, an irregular galaxy in Canes Venatici

Images:
A cropped, medium sized, reduced K version (20 K) of a a big image at NOAO (93 K)


Barnard's Galaxy (NGC 6822): NGC 6822   Information at SEDS, an irregular galaxy in Sagittarius

Images:
A medium sized image (69 K) and a big image at NASA (314 K)


Galaxy Clusters


Hercules Cluster: Hercules Cluster   Information at the University of Alabama, a galaxy cluster in Hercules

Images:
A medium sized image (53 K) and a big image (216 K) from NOAO
A medium sized image at NASA (35 K)


Hydra Cluster: Hydra Cluster   a galaxy cluster in Hydra

Images:
A medium sized image (61 K) and a medium-big sized image (88 K) at NASA


Coma Cluster: Coma Cluster  Information at SEDS, a galaxy cluster in Coma Berenices

Images:
A medium-big sized image by the Grasslands Observatory (148 K)
A medium sized image at NASA (40 K)


Virgo Cluster: Virgo Cluster  Information at SEDS, a galaxy cluster in Virgo

Images:
A medium sized image at NASA (57 K)


Other Astrophysical Objects


Eta Carinae: Eta Carinae  Information at SEDS, a massive, unstable star in Carina

Images:
A medium sized image (49 K) and a medium-big sized image at NASA (37 K)
A big image by the Hubble Space Telescope (106 K)


Bow Shock Near LL Orionis: LL Orionis   Information at the Hubble Heritage Project, a nebula in Orion

Images:
A medium-big sized image by the Hubble Space Telescope (40 K)


Supernova 1987a Nebula Rings: Supernova 1987a   Information at the Hubble Heritage Project, a supernova remnant

Images:
A medium sized, reduced K version (52 K) of a a big image by the Hubble Space Telescope (328 K)


Sagittarius Star Cloud: Sagittarius Star Cloud   Information at the Hubble Heritage Project, a section of the Milky Way in Sagittarius

Images:
A medium sized, reduced K version (80 K) of a a medium-big sized image by the Hubble Space Telescope (375 K)


Surface Disk of Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis): Betelgeuse   Information at Hubblesite.org, a red supergiant star in Orion

Images:
A medium sized image at NASA (15 K)


Abell 2218: Abell 2218   gravitational lensing of a galaxy cluster in Draco

Images:
A medium sized image at NASA (37 K)



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