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There is a lot of stuff floating around out there. Nebulae is a term used to describe dust or gas that can be seen, but it's not all the same.

Sometimes dust is illuminated by nearby stars and appears blue. This is called reflection nebulae. Sometimes, a star's hydrogen emissions cause nearby gas to become excited into a plasma state. This deep red nebulae is called emission nebulae. In some cases, dust "hides" background stars and appears as a dark silhouette and is called dark nebulae. Planetary nebulae is what we see when a star explodes leaving a sort of "ring" shape.

IC1805

IC1805

NGC7635 - The Bubble Nebula

NGC7635 - The Bubble Nebula

NGC2264 - Christmas Tree Cluster and Cone Nebula

NGC2264 - Christmas Tree Cluster and Cone Nebula

M1 - The Crab Nebula

M1 - The Crab Nebula

IC5146 - The Cocoon Nebula

IC5146 - The Cocoon Nebula

NGC7635 - The Bubble Nebula

NGC7635 - The Bubble Nebula

M27 - The Dumbbell Nebula

M27 - The Dumbbell Nebula

IC405 - Flaming Star Nebula

IC405 - Flaming Star Nebula

NGC 7635 - Bubble Nebula, M52

NGC 7635 - Bubble Nebula, M52

NGC 1499 - California Nebula

NGC 1499 - California Nebula

NGC 281 - The Pacman Nebula

NGC 281 - The Pacman Nebula

NGC7023 - The Iris Nebula

NGC7023 - The Iris Nebula

IC1396 - The Elephant Trunk Nebula

IC1396 - The Elephant Trunk Nebula

IC1396 - The Elephant Trunk Nebula

IC1396 - The Elephant Trunk Nebula

M16 - The Eagle Nebula

M16 - The Eagle Nebula

IC 410 - The Tadpoles

IC 410 - The Tadpoles

Orion Area Widefield

Orion Area Widefield

IC 132 - H II Region in Galaxy M33

IC 132 - H II Region in Galaxy M33

IC 132 - Location

IC 132 - Location

NGC 604 - H II Region in Galaxy M33

NGC 604 - H II Region in Galaxy M33