The Spaghetti Nebula – Simeis 147

From Wikipedia: Simeis 147, also known as the Spaghetti Nebula, SNR G180.0-01.7 or Sharpless 2-240, is a supernova remnant (SNR) in the Milky Way, straddling the border between the constellations Auriga and Taurus. Discovered in 1952 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory using a 25-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, it is difficult to observe due to its extremelyContinue reading “The Spaghetti Nebula – Simeis 147”

Rho Ophiuchi

Some things look best when they are photographed with a 135mm lens. From Wikipedia: “The Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex is a dark nebula of gas and dust that is located 1° south of the star ρ Ophiuchi of the constellation Ophiuchus. At an estimated distance of 131 ± 3 parsecs, this cloud is one ofContinue reading “Rho Ophiuchi”