Messier 77, NGC 1068
Messier 77 is a barred spiral galaxy about 47 million light-years away in the constellation Cetus.
Credit: NASA/Hubble, Judy Schmidt
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Pelican nebula close-up
The prominent ridge of emission featured in this vivid skyscape is designated IC 5067. Part of a larger emission nebula with a distinctive shape, popularly called The Pelican Nebula, the ridge spans about 10 light-years and follows the curve of the cosmic pelican’s head and neck. The Pelican Nebula close-up was constructed from narrowband data mapping emission from sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms to red, green, and blue colors. Fantastic, dark shapes inhabiting the view are clouds of cool gas and dust sculpted by energetic radiation from young, hot, massive stars. But stars are also forming within the dark shapes. In fact, twin jets emerging from the tip of the long, dark tendril below center are the telltale signs of an embedded protostar cataloged as Herbig-Haro 555. The Pelican Nebula itself, also known as IC 5070, is about 2,000 light-years away.To find it, look northeast of bright star Deneb in the high flying constellation Cygnus.
Image credit & copyright: Martin Pugh
Finally. One that shows both.
Reblogging because it shows BOTH of them