What do you see when you look at nebula photographs? One astrophotographer has shared his vision of the shapes in space.
NGC 7380 -- nicknamed the Wizard Nebula -- was discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1787, the first woman to be paid for her work in science.
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Melotte 15 is nicknamed the Heart Nebula, but in this small piece, Metsavainio sees a twirling dancer.
Here is the Heart Nebula -- Melotte 15 -- in all its muscly glory.
In this 18-panel mosaic of the Veil Nebula inside the constellation Cygnus, Metsavainio sees a Chinese dragon.
The Christmas Tree Cluster, topped by the Cone Nebula.
The wings of a hawk, spreading across NGC 7000, the North American Nebula.
A ghost haunts Cassiopeia in the form of IC 63.
The origins of the Rosette Nebula's nickname are pretty clear.