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THE FOURTH SCENES
Great Orion Nebula M42 Deepsky in Winter
--Scenic spots in winter sky
159 images displayed, Last updated Dec 4, 2020


It goes without saying that it pains to gazing at skies in winter at the northern hemisphere. But winter night brings us magnificent views of constellations including seven or more bright stars.
  And it can be seen some splendid objects like the Great Orion Nebula (M42), and the Pleiades (M45), you can enjoy every bit of the beauties of winter skies more than compensate for being numb with cold.



I've added "SPLENDID !" marks in especially magnificent objects. Check those without forgetting !
And you can choose other 4 ways for browsing. Please use your favorite one as the need arises.
     .....Objects with this mark include pages of spectral profiles taken with a spectrometer.

Inner-Galactic Nebulae in Winter
To Preview of Nebulae & Galaxies
  You can see many nebulae in the winter's Milky Way same as in summer. But almost all nebulae are invisible except a few bright objects like the Great Orion Nebula (M42). We can appreciate many splendid nebulae like the Rosette Nebula, Barnard's Loop and so on through photo films or CCDs.
To Sky map in Winter

  Inner-Galactic Nebulae ↓ Galaxies ↓ Open & Globular Clusters

M1(Crab Nebula, Taurus). f=1600mm, 123KB (Consists of 2 images)
M42(The Great Orion Nebula), f=1278mm, 208+711KB (Consists of 2 images)
The Great Orion Nebula to Horsehead Nebula, f=210mm, 674KB
M78(Reflection Nebula in Orion), f=1790mm, 426KB (Consists of 3 images)
NGC1360(Planetary Nebula in Fornax), f=1600mm, 61KB
Melope Nebula(NGC1435 in Taurus), f=1600mm, 253KB
NGC1514(Planetary Nebula in Taurus), f=1600mm, 78KB
NGC1535(Planetary Nebula in Eridanus), Digital Camera, 36KB
Hind's variable nebula(NGC1554 in Taurus), f=1600mm, 117KB
NGC1788(Reflection Nebula in Orion), f=1600mm, 48KB
NGC1973(Diffused Nebula in Orion), f=1278mm, 75KB
NGC1999 & Herbig-Haro object(Reflection Nebula in Orion), f=1600mm, 450KB
NGC2022(Planetary Nebula in Orion), f=1600mm, 70KB
Horse head Nebula & NGC2024(Diffused Nebulae in Orion), f=530mm, 356KB (Consists of 4 images)
Monkey Nebula(NGC2174-5 in Orion), f=1000mm, 398KB
Wide field around Monkey Nebula, f=80mm, 982KB
Around NGC2182(Reflection Nebula in Monoceros), f=530mm, 541KB
Rosette Nebula(NGC2237 in Monoceros), f=530mm, 685KB
Wide field around Rosette Nebula, f=80mm, 967KB
Southern region of Rosette Nebula, f=300mm, 768KB
NGC2316(Reflection Nebula in Monoceros), f=1600mm, 69KB
NGC2346(Planetary Nebula in Monoceros), f=1600mm, 75KB
Duck Nebula(NGC2359 in Canis Major), f=1600mm, 744KB
Barnard's Loop (Sh2-276 in Orion), f=227mm, 855KB
Barnard's Loop to Rosette Nebula, f=80mm, 895KB
Hubble's Variable Nebula(NGC2261 in Monoceros), f=1600mm, 302KB
NGC2264 & Cone Nebula(Open Cluster in Monoceros), f=700mm, 454+487KB (Consists of 2 images)
NGC2371(Planetary Nebula in Gemini), f=2500mm, 53KB
Eskimo Nebula(NGC2392 in Gemini), f=2500mm, 64KB
NGC2438(Planetary Nebula in Puppis), f=1600mm, 181KB
NGC2467(Open Clusters + Nebulosity in Puppis), f=360mm, 106KB
Around IC405(Diffused Nebula in Auriga), f=530mm, 965+1332KB (Consists of 2 images)
IC418(Planetary Nebula in Lepus), f=2500mm, 23KB
Around IC426(Reflection Nebula in Orion), f=1278mm, 92+16KB
IC443(Diffused Nebula in Gemini), f=530mm, 1025KB
IC466(Diffused Nebula in Monoceros), f=1600mm, 90KB
IC2118(Reflection Nebula in Eridanus), f=530mm, 1110KB
IC2162(Diffused Nebula in Orion), f=1600mm, 891KB
IC2169(Reflection Nebula in Monoceros), f=530mm, 584KB
Seagull Nebula(IC2177 in Monoceros), f=324mm, 1067KB
vdB26(Reflection Nebula in Taurus), f=1600mm, 99KB
Around vdB27, B10(Reflection & Dark Nebulae in Taurus), f=530mm, 767KB
vdB29, vdB31(Reflection Nebulae in Taurus & Auriga), f=530mm, 861+100+394KB (Consists of 3 images)
vdB37(Reflection Nebula in Orion), f=1600mm, 80KB
vdB62(Reflection Nebula in Orion), f=530mm, 616KB
vdB80(Reflection Nebula in Monoceros), f=1600mm, 74KB
vdB93(Diffused Nebula in Monoceros), f=1278mm, 686KB
Around Sh2-216, Sh2-221(Planetary Nebulae & Supernova remnant in Auriga), f=300mm, 1001KB Replaced on Dec 4, 2020
Sh2-223, Sh2-224(Supernova Remnants in Auriga), f=530mm, 1083KB (Consists of 2 images)
Around Sh2-227(Diffused Nebula in Auriga), f=530mm, 722KB
Around Sh2-232(Diffused Nebula in Auriga), f=530mm, 689KB
Sh2-239(Emission Nebula in Taurus), f=1600mm, 647KB
Sh2-240(Supernova Remnant in Taurus & Auriga), f=245mm, 1192KB
Sh2-241(Diffused Nebula in Auriga), f=1600mm, 921KB
LBN826(Diffused Nebula in Taurus), f=1000mm, 521KB
Sh2-245(Orion-Eridanus superbubble), f=245mm, 680KB (Consists of 2 images)
Sh2-247(Diffused Nebula in Gemini), f=1600mm, 457KB
Sh2-253(Diffused Nebula in Gemini), f=530mm, 743KB
Sh2-261(Diffused Nebula in Orion), f=530mm, 843KB
Sh2-263, Sh2-265(Diffused Nebulae in Orion), f=530mm, 688KB
Around Sh2-273(Vast Nebulosities around Cone Nebula), f=324mm, 1278KB
Sh2-278(Diffused Nebula in Orion), f=530mm, 894KB
Sh2-280(Diffused Nebula in Monoceros), f=530mm, 109KB
Sh2-282(Diffused Nebula in Monoceros), f=530mm, 107KB
Sh2-284(Diffused Nebula in Monoceros), f=530mm, 113KB
The Angel fish(Diffused Nebula in Orion), f=135mm, 1187KB (Consists of 2 images)
Sh2-301(Diffused Nebula in Canis Major), f=1600mm, 667KB
Sh2-302(Diffused Nebula in Puppis), f=530mm, 980KB
Sh2-308(Diffused Nebula in Canis Major), f=530mm, 908KB
LBN1023(Reflection Nebula in Monoceros), f=1600mm, 84KB
California Nebula, Pleiades & Hyades, f=80mm, 1142KB
Molecular clouds around M45, f=300mm, 1340KB
Orion Association, f=80mm, 1343KB (Consists of 2 images)
Abell 24(Planetary Nebula in Canis Minor), f=742mm, 101KB
Medusa Nebula(PK205+14.1 in Gemini), f=1600mm, 469+763KB
Gum Nebula(Supernova Remnant in Puppis & Vela), f=35mm wide, 128KB (Consists of 2 images)
Red Rectangle(Planetary Nebula in Monoceros), f=1600mm, 191KB
Around Taurus Molecular Cloud, f=80mm, 1161KB Replaced on Nov 29, 2020
Nebulosities around the Hyades, f=324mm, 1017KB
Molecular Cloud around λ Gem, f=300mm, 1208KB

  To Other Seasons⇒  Spring Summer Autumn Winter



Galaxies in Winter
To Preview of Galaxies
  The main stage in winter skies is nebulae and clusters along the Milky Way, but we can see many galaxies in southern lower skies around Eridanus and Fornax. Although there are no famous bodies with nicknames, we can enjoy various shaped outer space galaxies same as in spring.
To Sky map in Winter

↑ Inner-Galactic Nebulae   Galaxies ↓ Open & Globular Clusters

NGC1084(Galaxy in Eridanus), f=1790mm, 86KB
NGC1097(Galaxy in Fornax), f=1600mm, 77KB
NGC1187(Galaxy in Eridanus), f=1600mm, 61KB
NGC1232(Galaxy in Eridanus), f=1600mm, 56KB
NGC1253(Galaxy in Eridanus), f=1600mm, 74KB
NGC1255(Galaxy in Fornax), f=1600mm, 63KB
NGC1300(Galaxy in Eridanus), f=1600mm, 80KB
NGC1315(Galaxy in Eridanus), f=1600mm, 52KB
NGC1316,NGC1317(Galaxies in Fornax), f=1600mm, 46KB
NGC1332(Galaxy in Eridanus), f=1600mm, 39KB
NGC1337(Galaxy in Eridanus), f=1600mm, 40KB
The Fornax Cluster, f=1278mm, 85KB
NGC1365(Galaxy in Fornax), f=1600mm, 72KB
NGC1371(Galaxy in Fornax), f=1600mm, 37KB
NGC1395(Galaxy in Eridanus), f=1600mm, 68KB
NGC1398(Galaxy in Fornax), f=1790mm, 59KB
NGC1407(Galaxy in Eridanus), f=1600mm, 106KB Replaced on Nov 29, 2020
NGC1409 & NGC1410(Galaxies in Taurus), f=1600mm, 74KB
NGC1518 & NGC1521(Galaxies in Eridanus), f=1790mm, 106KB
NGC1532(Galaxy in Eridanus), f=1600mm, 37KB
NGC1560(Galaxy in Camelopardalis), f=1600mm, 249KB Replaced on Nov 29, 2020
NGC1569(Galaxy in Camelopardalis), f=1600mm, 74KB
Around NGC1622(Galaxies in Eridanus), f=1790mm, 96KB
NGC1637(Galaxy in Eridanus), f=1600mm, 143KB Replaced on Nov 29, 2020
NGC1744(Galaxy in Lepus), f=1600mm, 135KB Replaced on Nov 29, 2020
NGC1784(Galaxy in Lepus), f=1790mm, 94KB
NGC1808(Galaxy in Columba), f=1760mm, 44KB
NGC1961(Galaxy in Camelopardalis), f=1600mm, 73KB
NGC1964(Galaxy in Lepus), f=1600mm, 57KB
NGC2146(Galaxy in Camelopardalis), f=2500mm, 67KB
NGC2207 & IC2163(Galaxies in Canis Major), f=1600mm, 74KB
NGC2217(Galaxy in Canis Major), f=1600mm, 88KB
NGC2276, NGC2300(Galaxies in Cepheus), f=2500mm, 57KB
IC356(Galaxy in Camelopardalis), f=1600mm, 92KB
UGC3697(Galaxy in Camelopardalis), f=1760mm, 44KB
UGCA105(Galaxy in Camelopardalis), f=1600mm, 387KB

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Open & Globular Clusters in Winter
To Preview of Star Clusters
  Plenty of open clusters can be appreciated around the winter's dimmed Milky Way. Some magnificent clusters like the Pleiades (M45) and the Hyades are included.
  And it's one of characteristics that the winter skies contains hardly globular clusters because it's corresponds to the opposite side of the center of Galaxy.

To Sky map in Winter

↑ Inner-Galactic Nebulae ↑ Galaxies   Open & Globular Clusters


Open Clusters
M35(Open Cluster in Gemini), f=530mm, 160KB
M36,M37,M38(Open Clusters in Auriga), f=1278mm, 145+29KB
M41(Open Cluster in Canis Major), f=530mm, 141KB
M45(The Pleiades, Taurus), f=530mm, 660KB (Consists of 3 images)
M46,M47(Open Clusters in Puppis), f=710mm, 188KB
M50(Open Cluster in Monoceros), f=530mm, 102KB
M93(Open Cluster in Puppis), f=530mm, 92KB
NGC1647 & NGC1746(Open Clusters in Taurus), f=530mm, 102KB
NGC1807 & NGC1817(Open Clusters in Taurus), f=530mm, 86KB
NGC2112(Open Cluster in Orion), f=1000mm, 79KB
NGC2281(Open Cluster in Auriga), f=530mm, 95KB
NGC2301(Open Cluster in Monoceros), f=530mm, 143KB
NGC2353(Open Cluster in Monoceros), f=530mm, 148KB
Around NGC2354(Open Cluster in Canis Major), f=530mm, 98KB
NGC2362(Open Cluster in Canis Major), f=1600mm, 182KB
NGC2420(Open Cluster in Gemini), f=530mm, 105KB
NGC2451, NGC2477(Open Clusters in Puppis), f=530mm, 102KB
The Hyades(Mel.25 in Taurus), f=300mm tele, 573KB


Globular Clusters
M79(Globular Cluster in Lepus), f=1278mm, 62KB
NGC1851(Globular Cluster in Columba), f=1600mm, 48KB
NGC2298(Globular Cluster in Puppis), f=1600mm, 75KB