The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42, M42) is a diffuse nebula situated in the Milky Way, being south of Orion's Belt in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. M42 is located at a distance of 1500 light years from Earth.

Orionova meglica (znana tudi kot Messier 42, M42) je razpršena meglica, ki se nahaja v Rimski cesti in je južno od Orionovega pasu v ozvezdju Orion. Je ena najsvetlejših meglic in je vidna s prostim očesom na nočnem nebu. M42 se nahaja na razdalji 1500 svetlobnih let od Zemlje.

Seagull Nebula ( IC2177 ) is a region of nebulosity that lies along the border between the constellations Monoceros and Canis Major. It is a roughly circular H II region centered on the Be star HD 53367. This nebula was discovered by Welsh amateur astronomer Isaac Roberts and was described by him as "pretty bright, extremely large, irregularly round, very diffuse." The name Seagull Nebula is sometimes applied by amateur astronomers to this emission region, although it more properly includes the neighboring regions of star clusters, dust clouds and reflection nebulae.

Meglica Galeb ( IC 2177 ) je območje meglice, ki leži ob meji med ozvezdjem Monoceros in Canis Major. Gre za okroglo krožno območje H II, osredotočeno na Be star HD 53367. To meglico je odkril valižanski ljubiteljski astronom Isaac Roberts in ga je opisal kot "zelo svetlo, izjemno veliko, nepravilno okroglo, zelo razpršeno". Ime "Megula galeba" včasih uporabljajo amaterski astronomi za to območje emisij, čeprav bolj pravilno vključuje sosednja območja zvezdnih kopic, oblake prahu in refleksijske meglice.

 

The Pinwheel Galaxy also known as Messier 101M101 or NGC 5457 is a face-on spiral galaxy distanced 21 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major. Discovered by Pierre Méchain on March 27, 1781, it was communicated to Charles Messier who verified its position for inclusion in the Messier Catalogue as one of its final entries.

Galaksija Vrtinec, znana tudi kot Messier 101, M101 ali NGC 5457, je spiralna galaksija, ki je oddaljena 21 milijonov svetlobnih let od Zemlje v ozvezdju Velika Ursa. Pierre Méchain, ki ga je odkril 27. marca 1781, je bil sporočen Charlesu Messierju, ki je potrdil svoje stališče za vključitev v Messierjev katalog kot enega svojih končnih vnosov.

 

The North America Nebula (NGC 7000 or Caldwell 20) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, close to Deneb (the tail of the swan and its brightest star). The remarkable shape of the nebula resembles that of the continent of North America, complete with a prominent Gulf of Mexico. It is sometimes incorrectly called the "North American Nebula"

Meglica Severna Amerika (NGC 7000 ali Caldwell 20) je emisijska meglica v ozvezdju Labod (latinsko Cygnus) , blizu Deneba (rep laboda in njegova najsvetlejša zvezda). Izjemna oblika meglice spominja na kontinent Severne Amerike, skupaj z uglednim Mehiškim zalivom. Včasih se napačno imenuje "severnoameriška meglica"

The Eagle Nebula is part of a diffuse emission nebula, or H II region, which is catalogued as IC 4703 (catalogued as Messier 16 or M16, and as NGC 6611). This region of active current star formation is about 7000 light-years distant.

Orlova meglica je del difuzne emisijske meglice ali H II regije, ki je katalogizirana kot IC 4703 (katalogizirano kot Messier 16 ali M16 in kot NGC 6611). To območje aktivnega nastajanja zvezde je oddaljeno približno 7000 svetlobnih let.

 
 
 

The Omega Nebula (M17) was discovered in 1745 by Swiss astronomer Jean-Philippe Loys de Chéseaux. It is located 5,500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Sagittarius. It is one of the largest star-forming regions in the Milky Way. However, many of the young stars in this group can not be seen due to the gas that surrounds them.

Meglica Omega (M17) je leta 1745 odkril švicarski astronom Jean-Philippe Loys de Chéseaux. Nahaja se 5,500 svetlobnih let od Zemlje v ozvezdju Strelec. To je ena največjih regij, ki tvorijo zvezde v Rimski cesti. Vendar pa veliko mladih zvezd v tej skupini ni mogoče videti zaradi plina, ki jih obdaja.

 
 
 
 
 

Lagoon Nebula (M8), was discovered in 1654 by the Italian astronomer Giovanni Battista Hodierna, who, like Charles Messier, sought to catalog nebulous objects in the night sky so they would not be mistaken for comets. This star-forming cloud of interstellar gas is located in the constellation Sagittarius. It is faintly visible to the naked eye in dark skies. The best time to observe M8 is during August. Located 5,200 light-years from Earth.

Meglica Laguna (M8), je leta 1654 odkril italijanski astronom Giovanni Battista Hodierna, ki je, tako kot Charles Messier, skušal katalogizirati meglene objekte na nočnem nebu, da jih ne bi zamenjali s kometi. Ta oblak medzvezdnega plina, ki tvori zvezde, se nahaja v ozvezdju Strelca. V temnem nebu je vidno s prostim očesom. Najboljši čas za opazovanje M8 je avgust. Nahaja se 5.200 svetlobnih let od Zemlje.