SNR: Einstein IPC image of the Cygnus Loop Supernova Remnant
This image is a color version of Fig. 1 of a paper by W.H. Ku et
al. In 1984, Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 278, p. 615-618 who
give a detailed discussion of the interpretation (as well as a scale and
orientation). The remnant is about 2.5 degrees across. In this image,
North is up and East is to the right. Most other images of this remnant
are flipped horizontally, so East is on the left.
Betelgeuse: HST image of Betelgeuse
The first direct picture of the surface of a star other than the Sun.
Credit: A. Dupree (CfA), R. Gilliland (STScI), NASA (Note: The image has
been slightly modified by overlaying a gradient, so it's not quite in its
Nebula: HST image of Orion Nebula
The Orion Nebula star-birth region is 1,500 light-years away, in the
direction of the constellation Orion the Hunter. The image was taken on 29
December 1993 with the HST's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. Credit:
C.R. O'Dell/Rice University, NASA
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