The Milky Way Project Talk

Bright red objects

  • breannaparker by breannaparker

    Just out of curiosity I was wondering what the shining red object in the top left hand corner of the first image was? I have seen them on a few other pictures and was wondering if I should mark them as an object of interest?


  • paulcadd by paulcadd

    I agree it looks interesting to me so why should it not be marked as an object of interest?:


  • KhalilaRedBird by KhalilaRedBird

    I make it a planetary nebula. I think we're not asked to mark them because, like stars, they are all over the place and a somewhat known quantity -- not the subjects of today's hot topics.


  • shanehunter by shanehunter

    looking closer at the dark nebulae, I now know i have missed lots of them! I thought they were just gaps/spaces between the gas clouds... oops!