Cepheus

 

The Iris Nebula in a Field of Dust

These cosmic dust clouds drift some 1,300 light-years away along the fertile starfields of the constellation Cepheus.

In Wolf's Cave

The mysterious blue reflection nebula found in catalogs as VdB 152 or Ced 201 really is very faint.

NGC 7129 and NGC 7142

The two appear separated by only half a degree on the sky, but they actually lie at quite different distances.

The Elephant's Trunk Nebula in Cepheus

Like an illustration in a galactic Just So Story!

The Cave Nebula in Infrared from Spitzer

What's happening in and around the Cave Nebula?

Lynds Dark Nebula 1251

Stars are forming in Lynds Dark Nebula (LDN) 1251.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Cave Nebula in Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Sulfur

What's inside this cosmic cave? A stellar nursery 10 light-years deep.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Barnard 150: Seahorse in Cepheus

Light-years across, this suggestive shape known as the Seahorse Nebula appears in silhouette against a rich, luminous background of stars.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Light, the Dark, and the Dusty

This colorful skyscape spans about two full moons across nebula rich starfields along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy in the royal northern constellation Cepheus.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Facing NGC 6946

From our vantage point in the Milky Way Galaxy, we see NGC 6946 face-on. The big, beautiful spiral galaxy is located just 20 million light-years away, behind a veil of foreground dust and stars in the high and far-off constellation of Cepheus

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