The Web Nebulae

by Bill Arnett

If you look up at the night sky with your naked eye all you see is a black void with a few points of white light. But with a camera and a telescope an entirely different view unfolds in brilliant color and amazing detail. The pages that follow introduce a few of these spectacular objects. The study of the physics of many of these objects is of considerable scientific importance but their simple beauty can be enjoyed by all.

  • Introduction
  • Types of Nebulae

The Images

  • The Pleiades
  • NGC 7023
  • Antares & Rho Ophiuchi
  • Orion Nebula
  • Horsehead Nebula
  • Trifid Nebula
  • Lagoon Nebula
  • Eta Carinae
  • Keyhole Nebula
  • Eagle Nebula
  • Omega Nebula
  • Rosette Nebula
  • Ring Nebula
  • Saturn Nebula
  • Eskimo Nebula
  • NGC 2440
  • Helix Nebula
  • Dumbbell Nebula
  • Little Dumbbell Nebula
  • Cat’s Eye Nebula
  • Six Planetary Nebulae
  • Crab Nebula
  • The Vela Supernova Remnant
  • Veil Nebula
  • Puppis A
  • Supernova 1987a

More info

  • M 45 (The Pleiades)
  • NGC 7023
  • Antares & Rho Ophiuchi
  • NGC 1976 (Orion Nebula)
  • B 33 (Horsehead Nebula)
  • NGC 6514 (Trifid Nebula)
  • NGC 6523 (Lagoon Nebula)
  • Eta Carinae
  • NGC 3324 (Keyhole Nebula)
  • NGC 6611 (Eagle Nebula)
  • NGC 6618 (Omega Nebula)
  • NGC 2237 (Rosette Nebula)
  • NGC 6720 (Ring Nebula)
  • NGC 7009 (Saturn Nebula)
  • NGC 2392 (Eskimo Nebula)
  • NGC 2440
  • NGC 7293 (Helix Nebula)
  • NGC 6853 (Dumbbell Nebula)
  • NGC 650-1 (Little Dumbbell Nebula)
  • NGC 6543 (Cat’s Eye Nebula)
  • Six Planetary Nebulae
  • NGC 1952 (Crab Nebula)
  • Vela SNR
  • Veil Nebula
  • Puppis A
  • Supernova 1987a

Appendices

  • Glossary
  • Image list
  • Sources

Copyright Notice

Note: I would greatly appreciate any comments you might have about this document, especially if you find a mistake. Send me mail at bill@nineplanets.org or see my “home page”.


Bill Arnett1995 April 6