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Solar System

Sun camera icon   Active Sun
Venus Transit camera icon   Transit of Venus
Venus Times camera icon   Transit of Venus
Solar Eclipse 1 camera icon   One Hour Before Solar Eclipse Maximum
Solar Eclipse 2 camera icon   Eclipse Maximum at Observation Location
Solar Eclipse 3 camera icon   One Hour After Solar Eclipse Maximum
First Quarter Moon camera icon   First Quarter Moon
Full Moon camera icon   Full Moon
Third Quarter Moon camera icon   Moon Two Days after Third Quarter
Moon Before Occulting Venus camera icon   Moon Three Hours Before Occulting Venus
Lunar Eclipse camera icon   Lunar Eclipse
Mars camera icon   Mars
Venus camera icon   Venus
Jupiter and Venus camera icon   Jupiter and Crescent Venus
Jupiter camera icon   Jupiter
Jupiter and Moons camera icon   Jupiter and Galilean Moons
Jupiter and Europa camera icon   Jupiter and Europa
Saturn camera icon   Saturn

 

Starry Night

Vega camera icon   Vega in Lyra
Schedar camera icon   Schedar in Cassiopeia
M40 camera icon   Double Star Winnecke 4 (M40) in Ursa Major
Mizar Alcor Multiple camera icon   Mizar Alcor Double Double in Ursa Major
Epsilon 1-2 Lyrae camera icon   Epsilon 1-2 Lyrae Double Double
Delta 1-2 Lyrae camera icon   Delta 1-2 Lyrae Double Multiple
Dabih Double Double camera icon   Dabih Double Double in Capricornus
Albireo Double Double camera icon   Albireo Double Double in Cygnus
Omicron 1 Multiple camera icon   Omicron 1 Cygni Double Double Multiple
Vega camera icon   M45 Pleiades in Taurus
M31 camera icon   Milky Way and M31 Andromeda Galaxy

 

Asteroids and Comets

Motion of an Asteroid camera icon   Motion of an Asteroid (GIF Animation)
Comet Hartley 2 (103P) camera icon   Comet Hartley 2 (103P)
Comet Gerradd (2009 P1) camera icon   Comet Garradd (2009 P1) Approaching
Comet Garradd (2009 P1) camera icon   Comet Garradd (2009 P1) Moving Away
Comet PanSTARRS (2011 L4) camera icon   Comet PanSTARRS (2011 L4)
Comet Lovejoy (2014 Q2) camera icon   Comet Lovejoy (2014 Q2)
Comet Catalina (2013 US10) camera icon   Comet Catalina (2013 US10)
Comet Tuttle (41P) camera icon   Comet Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak (41P)
Comet Johnson (C/2015 V2) camera icon   Comet Johnson (2015 V2)
Comet ASASSN (C/2017 O1) camera icon   Comet ASASSN (2017 O1) 40 Billion Miles Out

 

Open Clusters

~~~~~~~~~~ Cassiopeia ~~~~~~~~~~

M52 camera icon   M52 Open Cluster and Bubble Nebula in Cassiopeia
NGC7789 camera icon   NGC7789 Open Cluster in Cassiopeia
NGC457 camera icon   NGC457 Owl Cluster in Cassiopeia
M103 camera icon   M103 Open Cluster in Cassiopeia

~~~~~~~~~~ Perseus ~~~~~~~~~~

Perseus Double Cluster camera icon   NGC869 and NGC884 Double Cluster in Perseus
M34 camera icon   M34 Open Cluster in Perseus

~~~~~~~~~~ Auriga ~~~~~~~~~~

M38 camera icon   M38 Open Cluster in Auriga
M36 camera icon   M36 Pinwheel Cluster in Auriga
M37 camera icon   M37 Open Cluster in Auriga

~~~~~~~~~~ Gemini ~~~~~~~~~~

M35 camera icon   M35 Open Cluster in Gemini

~~~~~~~~~~ Canis Major ~~~~~~~~~~

M41 camera icon   M41 Little Beehive Cluster in Canis Major

~~~~~~~~~~ Puppis ~~~~~~~~~~

M46 Cluster camera icon   M46, M47, and NGC2423 in Puppis
M47 camera icon   M47 Open Cluster in Puppis

~~~~~~~~~~ Cancer ~~~~~~~~~~

M44 camera icon   M44 Beehive Cluster in Cancer
M67 camera icon   M67 King Cobra Cluster in Cancer

~~~~~~~~~~ Sagittarius ~~~~~~~~~~

M21 camera icon   M21 Open Cluster in Sagittarius

~~~~~~~~~~ Ophiuchus ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC6633 camera icon   NGC6633 Open Cluster in Ophiuchus

~~~~~~~~~~ Scutum ~~~~~~~~~~

M26 camera icon   M26 Open Cluster in Scutum
M11 camera icon   M11 Wild Duck Cluster and Dark Nebulae in Scutum

~~~~~~~~~~ Aquarius ~~~~~~~~~~

M73 camera icon   M73 Open Cluster in Aquarius

~~~~~~~~~~ Cygnus ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC6910 camera icon   NGC6910 Open Cluster in Cygnus
M29 camera icon   M29 Cooling Tower Cluster in Cygnus
M39 camera icon   M39 Open Cluster in Cygnus

~~~~~~~~~~ Cepheus ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC7160 camera icon   NGC7160 Open Cluster in Cepheus
NGC7510 camera icon   NGC7510 Open Cluster in Cepheus

 

Globular Clusters

~~~~~~~~~~ Centaurus ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC5139 camera icon   NGC5139 Omega Centauri

~~~~~~~~~~ Coma Berenices ~~~~~~~~~~

M53 camera icon   M53 Globular Cluster in Coma Berenices

~~~~~~~~~~ Canes Venatici ~~~~~~~~~~

M3 camera icon   M3 Globular Cluster in Canes Venatici

~~~~~~~~~~ Serpens Caput ~~~~~~~~~~

M5 camera icon   M5 Globular Cluster in Serpens Caput

~~~~~~~~~~ Hercules ~~~~~~~~~~

M13 camera icon   M13 Great Hercules Cluster
NGC6229 camera icon   NGC6229 Globular Cluster in Hercules
M92 camera icon   M92 Globular Cluster in Hercules

~~~~~~~~~~ Scorpius ~~~~~~~~~~

M80 camera icon   M80 Globular Cluster in Scorpius
M4 camera icon   M4 Cat's Eye Cluster in Scorpius

~~~~~~~~~~ Ophiuchus ~~~~~~~~~~

M107 camera icon   M107 Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus
M12 camera icon   M12 Gumball Cluster in Ophiuchus
M10 camera icon   M10 Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus
M62 camera icon   M62 Flickering Globular in Ophiuchus
M14 camera icon   M14 Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus

~~~~~~~~~~ Sagittarius ~~~~~~~~~~

M22 camera icon   M22 Sagittarius Cluster
M75 camera icon   M75 Globular Cluster in Sagittarius

~~~~~~~~~~ Lyra ~~~~~~~~~~

M56 camera icon   M56 Globular Cluster in Lyra

~~~~~~~~~~ Sagitta ~~~~~~~~~~

M71 camera icon   M71 Globular Cluster in Sagitta

~~~~~~~~~~ Delphinus ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC6934 camera icon   NGC6934 Globular Cluster in Delphinus

~~~~~~~~~~ Pegasus ~~~~~~~~~~

M15 camera icon   M15 Great Pegasus Cluster

~~~~~~~~~~ Aquarius ~~~~~~~~~~

M72 camera icon   M72 Globular Cluster in Aquarius
M2 camera icon   M2 Globular Cluster in Aquarius

~~~~~~~~~~ Capricornus ~~~~~~~~~~

M30 camera icon   M30 Globular Cluster in Capricornus

~~~~~~~~~~ Lynx ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC2419 camera icon   NGC2419 Intergalactic Wanderer in Lynx

 

Gas and Dust Clouds

~~~~~~~~~~ Cassiopeia ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC 7635 camera icon   NGC7635 Bubble Nebula in Cassiopeia
NGC 7635 Group camera icon   NGC7635 Bubble Nebula Group in Cassiopeia
NGC281 camera icon   NGC281 Pacman Nebula in Cassiopeia
NGC896 camera icon   NGC896 Heart Nebula in Cassiopeia
IC 1805 camera icon   IC1805 Diffuse Nebula in Cassiopeia

~~~~~~~~~~ Perseus ~~~~~~~~~~

IC 1985 camera icon   IC1985 Nebula and Omicron Persei in Perseus
NGC1499 camera icon   NGC1499 California Nebula in Perseus

~~~~~~~~~~ Taurus ~~~~~~~~~~

M45 camera icon   M45 Pleiades in Taurus
NGC1435 camera icon   NGC1435 Merope Nebula in Taurus

~~~~~~~~~~ Eridanus ~~~~~~~~~~

IC2118 camera icon   IC2118 Witch Head Nebula in Eridanus

~~~~~~~~~~ Auriga ~~~~~~~~~~

IC405 camera icon   IC405 Flaming Star Nebula in Auriga
IC405 camera icon   IC405 Flaming Star Nebula in Auriga
IC410 camera icon   IC410 Diffuse Nebula in Auriga
NGC1931 camera icon   NGC1931 Diffuse Nebula in Auriga

~~~~~~~~~~ Orion ~~~~~~~~~~

M42plus camera icon   M42, M43, and NGC1977 in Orion
M42 and M43 camera icon   M42 Orion Nebula and M43
Trapezium Cluster camera icon   Trapezium Cluster in M42 Orion Nebula
NGC1977 camera icon   NGC1977 The Running Man Nebula in Orion
NGC2024 camera icon   NGC2024 Flame Nebula and Alnitak in Orion
IC434 camera icon   IC434 Horsehead Nebula in Orion
IC434 camera icon   IC434 Horsehead Nebula in Orion
B35 camera icon   B35 Dark Nebula in Orion
M78 and NGC 2071 camera icon   M78 and NGC2071 Reflection Nebulae in Orion
M78 title= camera icon   M78 Reflection Nebula in Orion
NGC 2174 camera icon   NGC2174 Monkey Head Nebula in Orion

~~~~~~~~~~ Monoceros ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC2237 camera icon   NGC2237 Rosette Nebula in Monoceros
Center of NGC2237 camera icon   Center of NGC2237 Rosette Nebula in Monoceros
B37 camera icon   Nebulae at B37 in Monoceros
NGC2264(oc) camera icon   NGC2264(oc) Christmas Tree Cluster in Monoceros
NGC2264 camera icon   Cone Nebula at NGC2264 in Monoceros
IC2177 camera icon   IC2177 Seagull Nebula in Monoceros
Sh2-292 camera icon   Sh2-292 Head of Seagull in Monoceros

~~~~~~~~~~ Canis Major ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC2359 camera icon   NGC2359 Thor's Helmet in Canis Major

~~~~~~~~~~ Sagittarius ~~~~~~~~~~

B289 camera icon   B289 Dark Nebula in Sagittarius
M20 camera icon   M20 Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius
M8 camera icon   M8 Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius
NGC6559 camera icon   NGC6559 Diffuse Nebula in Sagittarius
NGC6589 camera icon   NGC6589 Diffuse Nebula in Sagittarius
M17 camera icon   M17 Swan Nebula in Sagittarius
M17 camera icon   M17 Swan Nebula in Sagittarius

~~~~~~~~~~ Serpens Cauda ~~~~~~~~~~

M16 Wide camera icon   M16 Eagle Nebula in Serpens Cauda
M16 camera icon   M16 Eagle Nebula in Serpens Cauda
M16 camera icon   M16 Eagle Nebula in Serpens Cauda

~~~~~~~~~~ Aquila ~~~~~~~~~~

B140 camera icon   B140 Dark Nebula in Aquila
B142/B143 camera icon   B142/B143 Barnard's E Nebula in Aquila

~~~~~~~~~~ Vulpecula ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC6823 camera icon   NGC6823 Diffuse Nebula in Vulpecula

~~~~~~~~~~ Cygnus ~~~~~~~~~~

Sh2-101 camera icon   Sh2-101 Diffuse Nebula in Cygnus
B147 camera icon   B147 Dark Nebula in Cygnus
NGC 6888 camera icon   NGC6888 Crescent Nebula in Cygnus
IC 1318 (W) camera icon   IC1318 (W) Nebula in Cygnus
IC 1318 (E) camera icon   IC1318 (E) Nebula in Cygnus
Gamma Cygni Nebula camera icon   Gamma Cygni Nebula in Cygnus
Emission, Reflection, and Dark Nebulae camera icon   vdB131 Dust and Gas in Cygnus
IC 5067 camera icon   IC5067 Pelican Nebula in Cygnus
IC 5070 camera icon   IC5070 Head of Pelican Nebula in Cygnus
IC5068 camera icon   IC5068 North of Pelican Nebula in Cygnus
IC 5076 camera icon   IC5076 Reflection Nebula in Cygnus
NGC 7000 camera icon   NGC7000 North American Nebula in Cygnus
CA IN NGC 7000 camera icon   Central America in NGC7000 in Cygnus
B168 camera icon   B168 Dark Nebula in Cygnus
IC 5146 camera icon   IC5146 Cocoon Nebula in Cygnus

~~~~~~~~~~ Cepheus ~~~~~~~~~~

vdB 150 camera icon   B150 Dark Nebula in Cepheus
NGC 7023 camera icon   NGC7023 Iris Nebula in Cepheus
IC 1396 Elephant Trunk camera icon   IC1396 Elephant Trunk Nebula in Cepheus
IC 1396 camera icon   IC1396 Gas and Dust in Cepheus
IC 5134 camera icon   IC5134 Reflection Nebula in Cepheus
B175 camera icon   B175 Dark Nebula in Cepheus
NGC 7380 camera icon   NGC7380 Gas and Dust in Cepheus
NGC 7380(en) camera icon   NGC7380(en) Wizard Nebula in Cepheus
NGC 7538 camera icon   NGC7538 Emission at Two Stars in Cepheus
Sh2-157 camera icon   Sh2-157 Diffuse Nebula in Cepheus
NGC 7822 camera icon   NGC7822 Diffuse Nebulae in Cepheus

 

Supernova Remnants

~~~~~~~~~~ Taurus ~~~~~~~~~~

M1 Crab Nebula camera icon   M1 Crab Nebula in Taurus

~~~~~~~~~~ Gemini ~~~~~~~~~~

IC 443 camera icon   IC443 Jellyfish Nebula in Gemini

~~~~~~~~~~ Canes Venatici ~~~~~~~~~~

M51 Supernova camera icon   Supernova 2011dh in M51 Whirlpool Galaxy

~~~~~~~~~~ Ursa Major ~~~~~~~~~~

SN in M82 camera icon   Supernova 2014j in M82 Cigar Galaxy
SN in M101 camera icon   Supernova PTF11kly in M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

~~~~~~~~~~ Cygnus ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC 6960 Veil Nebula (W) camera icon   NGC6960 Veil Nebula (W) in Cygnus
NGC 6992 Veil Nebula (E) camera icon   NGC6992 Veil Nebula (E) in Cygnus
NGC 6992 Veil Nebula (E) camera icon   NGC6992 Veil Nebula (E) in Cygnus
NGC 6995 Veil Nebula (E) camera icon   NGC6995 Veil Nebula (E) in Cygnus

 

Planetary Nebulae

~~~~~~~~~~ Cepheus ~~~~~~~~~~

Planetary Nebula NGC 40 camera icon   NGC40 Planetary Nebula in Cepheus

~~~~~~~~~~ Cetus ~~~~~~~~~~

Planetary Nebula NGC 246 camera icon   NGC246 Planetary Nebula in Cetus

~~~~~~~~~~ Perseus ~~~~~~~~~~

Planetary Nebula M76 camera icon   M76 Little Dumbbell in Perseus

~~~~~~~~~~ Taurus ~~~~~~~~~~

Planetary Nebula NGC1514 camera icon   NGC1514 Crystal Ball Nebula in Taurus

~~~~~~~~~~ Gemini ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC2371/2372 camera icon   NGC2371/2372 Planetary Nebula in Gemini
Eskimo Planetary Nebula camera icon   NGC2392 Eskimo Nebula in Gemini
Planetary Nebula A21 camera icon   A21 Medusa Nebula in Gemini

~~~~~~~~~~ Canis Minor ~~~~~~~~~~

Planetary Nebula A24 camera icon   A24 Planetary Nebula in Canis Minor

~~~~~~~~~~ Ursa Major ~~~~~~~~~~

Planetary Nebula M97 camera icon   M97 Owl Nebula in Ursa Major

~~~~~~~~~~ Hercules ~~~~~~~~~~

Planetary Nebula NGC6210 camera icon   NGC6210 Turtle Nebula in Hercules

~~~~~~~~~~ Draco ~~~~~~~~~~

Planetary Nebula NGC6543 camera icon   NGC6543 Cat Eye Nebula in Draco

~~~~~~~~~~ Lyra ~~~~~~~~~~

M57 camera icon   M57 Ring Nebula in Lyra

~~~~~~~~~~ Cygnus ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC6826 camera icon   NGC6826 Blinking Planetary in Cygnus

~~~~~~~~~~ Vulpecula ~~~~~~~~~~

M27 camera icon   M27 Dumbbell Nebula in Vulpecula

~~~~~~~~~~ Aquarius ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC7293 camera icon   NGC7293 Helix Nebula in Aquarius

~~~~~~~~~~ Andromeda ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC7662 camera icon   NGC7662 Blue Snowball in Andromeda

 

Galaxies

~~~~~~~~~~ Andromeda ~~~~~~~~~~

M31 camera icon   M31, M32, and M110 Galaxies in Andromeda
M31 Core camera icon   Core of M31 Andromeda Galaxy
M32 camera icon   M32 Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy in Andromeda
M110 camera icon   M110 Elliptical Galaxy in Andromeda
NGC891 camera icon   NGC891 Galaxy in Andromeda

~~~~~~~~~~ Cassiopeia ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC147 camera icon   NGC147 Galaxy in Cassiopeia
NGC185 camera icon   NGC185 Galaxy in Cassiopeia

~~~~~~~~~~ Sculptor ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC253 camera icon   NGC253 Sculptor Galaxy

~~~~~~~~~~ Pisces ~~~~~~~~~~

M74 camera icon   M74 Galaxy in Pisces

~~~~~~~~~~ Triangulum ~~~~~~~~~~

M33 camera icon   M33 Triangulum Galaxy
M33 camera icon   Core of M33 Triangulum Galaxy
NGC925 camera icon   NGC925 Galaxy in Triangulum

~~~~~~~~~~ Aries ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC772 camera icon   NGC772 Galaxy in Aries

~~~~~~~~~~ Cetus ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC1055 camera icon   NGC1055 Galaxy in Cetus
M77 camera icon   M77 Cetus A Galaxy

~~~~~~~~~~ Camelopardalis ~~~~~~~~~~

IC 342 camera icon   IC342 Galaxy in Camelopardalis
NGC 2403 camera icon   NGC2403 Galaxy in Camelopardalis

~~~~~~~~~~ Lynx ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC 2683 camera icon   NGC2683 Galaxy in Lynx

~~~~~~~~~~ Ursa Major ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC 2841 camera icon   NGC2841 Galaxy in Ursa Major
M81 camera icon   M81 Bode's Galaxy in Ursa Major
M82 camera icon   M82 Cigar Galaxy in Ursa Major
M108 camera icon   M108 Galaxy in Ursa Major
M109 camera icon   M109 Galaxy in Ursa Major
M101 camera icon   M101 Pinwheel Galaxy in Ursa Major

~~~~~~~~~~ Leo ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC 2903 camera icon   NGC2903 Galaxy in Leo
M96 Group camera icon   M96 Galaxy Group in Leo
M95 camera icon   M95 Galaxy in Leo
M96 camera icon   M96 Galaxy in Leo
M105 camera icon   M105, NGC3371, and NGC3389 Galaxies in Leo
NGC3521 camera icon   NGC 3521 Galaxy in Leo
Leo Triplet camera icon   Leo Triplets
M66 and M65 camera icon   M66 and M65 Leo Triplets 2 and 1
M65 camera icon   M65 Leo Triplet 1
M66 camera icon   M66 Leo Triplet 2
NGC 3628 camera icon   NGC3628 Leo Triplet 3

~~~~~~~~~~ Corvus ~~~~~~~~~~

Antennae Galaxies camera icon   Antennae Galaxies in Corvus

~~~~~~~~~~ Virgo ~~~~~~~~~~

M61 Swelling Spiral Galaxy camera icon   M61 Swelling Spiral Galaxy in Virgo
Markarian's Chain camera icon   Markarian's Chain in Virgo
M87, M86, and M84 camera icon   M87, M86, and M84 Galaxies in Virgo
M86 and M84 camera icon   M86, M84, and Other Galaxies in Virgo
M87 camera icon   M87 Virgo A Galaxy
M89 Group camera icon   M87, M58, M89, and M90 Galaxies in Virgo
M49 camera icon   M49 Galaxy in Virgo
M90 camera icon   M90 Galaxy in Virgo
M58 camera icon   M58 Galaxy in Virgo
M104 camera icon   M104 Sombrero Galaxy in Virgo
M60 and M59 camera icon   M60 and M59 Galaxies in Virgo

~~~~~~~~~~ Canes Venatici ~~~~~~~~~~

M106 camera icon   M106 and NGC4248 Galaxies in Canes Venatici
NGC4631 & NGC4656 camera icon   NGC4631 and NGC4656 Galaxies in Canes Venatici
NGC4631 camera icon   NGC4631 Whale Galaxy in Canes Venatici
M94 camera icon   M94 Cat's Eye Galaxy in Canes Venatici
M63 camera icon   M63 Sunflower Galaxy in Canes Venatici
M51 camera icon   M51 Whirlpool and NGC5195 in Canes Venatici

~~~~~~~~~~ Coma Berenices ~~~~~~~~~~

M98 camera icon   M98 Galaxy in Coma Berenices
M99 camera icon   M99 Coma Pinwheel Galaxy in Coma Berenices
M85 camera icon   M85 and NGC4394 Galaxies in Coma Berenices
M88 camera icon   M88 Galaxy in Coma Berenices
NGC 4565 camera icon   NGC4565 and NGC4562 Galaxies in Coma Berenices
M91 camera icon   M91 Galaxy in Coma Berenices
M100 camera icon   M100 and Other Galaxies in Coma Berenices
M64 camera icon   M64 Black Eye Galaxy in Coma Berenices

~~~~~~~~~~ Draco ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC 5907 camera icon   NGC5907 Splinter Galaxy in Draco
NGC 6503 camera icon   NGC6503 Galaxy in Draco

~~~~~~~~~~ Sagittarius ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC 6822 camera icon   NGC6822 Banard's Galaxy in Sagittarius

~~~~~~~~~~ Cygnus ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC6946 camera icon   NGC6946 Galaxy in Cygnus

~~~~~~~~~~ Pegasus ~~~~~~~~~~

NGC7217 camera icon   NGC7217 Galaxy in Pegasus
NGC7331 camera icon   NGC7331 and Other Galaxies in Pegasus
NGC7479 camera icon   NGC7479 Galaxy in Pegasus
NGC7814 camera icon   NGC7814 Electric Arc Galaxy in Pegasus

 

New Photos

Comet ASASSN (C/2017 O1) camera icon   Comet ASASSN (2017 O1) 40 Billion Miles Out
M75 camera icon   M75 Globular Cluster in Sagittarius
M26 camera icon   M26 Open Cluster in Scutum
IC 1396 Elephant Trunk camera icon   IC1396 Elephant Trunk Nebula in Cepheus