Prawn Nebula

Shining about 6,000 light-years from Earth, the hub of star birth was imaged by the VLT Survey Telescope at the European Southern Observatory's Paranal Observatory in what might be the sharpest photo of the cosmic object ever taken, ESO officials said.
Bright, young stars in the image appear in a blue and white shade in visible light, and in ultraviolet light, the young stars make the gas surrounding them glow brilliantly.
"This radiation strips electrons from hydrogen atoms, which then later recombine and release energy in the form of light," ESO officials said. "Each chemical element emits light at characteristic color when this process occurs, and for hydrogen the predominant color is red."
This ESO photo is part of a detailed cosmic survey of a huge part of the Milky Way. 

Prawn Nebula

Shining about 6,000 light-years from Earth, the hub of star birth was imaged by the VLT Survey Telescope at the European Southern Observatory's Paranal Observatory in what might be the sharpest photo of the cosmic object ever taken, ESO officials said.

Bright, young stars in the image appear in a blue and white shade in visible light, and in ultraviolet light, the young stars make the gas surrounding them glow brilliantly.

"This radiation strips electrons from hydrogen atoms, which then later recombine and release energy in the form of light," ESO officials said. "Each chemical element emits light at characteristic color when this process occurs, and for hydrogen the predominant color is red."

This ESO photo is part of a detailed cosmic survey of a huge part of the Milky Way

Evolution of the light echo around V838 Monocerotis

Evolution of the light echo around V838 Monocerotis

Lutz Bacher, Appropriated Celestial Photographs, (2012)

IC 5067 in the Pelican Nebula.

IC 5067 in the Pelican Nebula.

Nebulosa Sharpless 2-188, Travis Rector

Nebulosa Sharpless 2-188, Travis Rector

Widefield and Deep View of Messier 27 by László Francsics
An H II region in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). It was originally thought to be a star, but in 1751 Nicolas Louis de Lacaille recognized its nebular nature.

Widefield and Deep View of Messier 27 by László Francsics

An H II region in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). It was originally thought to be a star, but in 1751 Nicolas Louis de Lacaille recognized its nebular nature.

First Nebulae painting

First Nebulae painting

NGC 6559

NGC 6559

Gum 56: IC 4628 in Scorpius
An impressive arc shaped rim of HII structure located in Scorpius tail and known as the Prawn Nebula. The center portion of the nebula is very bright and it seems there is a faint reflection component embedding it. Bright stars are part of Open Cluster named Trumpler 24 which shines at magnitude 8.6 and spans over 60 arc minutes representing approximately 250 light years across.

Gum 56: IC 4628 in Scorpius

An impressive arc shaped rim of HII structure located in Scorpius tail and known as the Prawn Nebula. The center portion of the nebula is very bright and it seems there is a faint reflection component embedding it. Bright stars are part of Open Cluster named Trumpler 24 which shines at magnitude 8.6 and spans over 60 arc minutes representing approximately 250 light years across.