Category Archives: Nebula

Images of emission, reflection and dark nebula as well as supernova remnants

M42 The Orion Nebula

M42 The Orion Nebula - Shawn Nielsen 2010

One of the most spectacular objects in our night sky is undoubtedly The Orion Nebula (M42) in the constellation of Orion the hunter. This constellation is best seen in the Winter months (northern hemisphere) of January and February when it’s high above the South-East and South horizon during the evening hours. The Orion Nebula is […]

Horse Head and Flame Nebulae

Horse Head and Flame Nebulae. November 2010

It goes without saying that the constellation of Orion the hunter is one of the most well known in the Winter night sky. Very large in size and its distinctive three bright stars (on an angle) in a row forming the Hunter’s belt, makes it easily identifiable to even those not familiar with Astronomy. This […]