Every minute we lead more or less thoughtlessly our everyday life, spectacular things happen in the invisible vastness of universe. Stars are born or dying, gigantic explosions happen and a mixture of dust, gases and light create incredible scenes.
Our home galaxy is formed by estimated hundreds of billions of stars. It has the shape of a flat disk and appears in the sky in a band that extends 360°. With a good photo equipment and know-how, you can make the Milky Way pretty visible.
Next to the Milky Way the Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31, shows her beautiful face.
The Pinwheel Galaxy, also called Messier 101, is another spiral galaxy with breath-taking optics:
Well-known shapes of our nature are reflected in the gigantic nebulas:
Butterfly nebula, also called Bug nebula:
Cat’s Eye nebula:
Wolf retina nebula:
More diffus but also named by natures role model is the look of these amazing nebulas:
Very well known and also called Messier 42:
In the constellation Orion:
in the constellation Orion:
The Grand Nebula, is some four times as large and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula.