Orion Nebula in Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Sulfur Image Credit & Copyright: César Blanco González The Orion Nebula spans about 40 light years and is located about 1500 light years away in the same spiral arm of our Galaxy as the Sun.
the Cosmic Spare Tire, is a planetary nebula located some 3000 ly away in the constellation of Grus (The Crane). The nebula has a diameter of about 2 ly, & it is still growing at over 50 km/ second, one of the fastest expanding planetary nebulae known
THE CORE OF OUR GALAXY, seen in infrared light by the Spitzer Space Telescope. Blue light is from stars, green light is from polycyclic carbon molecules, yellow and red light is from the thermal glow of warm dust. This image spans approximately 1000 light
NGC 602 in the Flying Lizard Nebula ~ Near the outskirts of the SMC, a satellite galaxy some ly away, lies 5 M year young star cluster NGC Surrounded by natal gas and dust, the cluster itself is about 200 ly in diameter.
AE Aurigae and the Flaming Star Nebula. The Flaming Star nebula lies about light years distant, spans about 5 light years, and is visible with a small telescope toward the constellation of the Charioteer (Auriga).