Diffuse Nebulae are areas of the raw materials, dus and gas, from which stars are born. These Diffuse Nebulae are found along the spiral arms of the Milky Way, and are visible in other nearby galaxies as well.

In an Emission Nebula one or more hot stars causes the nebula to emit light of its own. They have a reddish glow.

A Reflection Nebula only reflects light from nearby stars and shows a blue colour.

Planetary Nebulae have nothing to do with planets, but their name arose from their disk-like appearance. They are almost spherical cast-off shells of gas from very hot stars, late in their life spans. Often the ionized gas has a greenish colour.

On this page the Nebulae are sorted by catalog number.
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B33 Horse Head Nebula IC63 - Diffuse Nebula IC405 Flaming Star Nebula IC410 - Tadpoles Nebula
IC410 - IC417 IC417 & SH2-237 - The Spider and the Fly IC1318 - Large nebular complex around Gamma Cygnus IC1396 - Elephant Trunk Nebula
IC1805 - Heart Nebula IC2574 - Coddingtons Nebula IC5070 - Pelican Nebula IC5146 - Cocoon Nebula
LBN667 Bright Nebula: the Baby Nebula M1 Crab Nebula M16 Eagle Nebula M17 Swan Nebula
M27 Dumbell Nebula - Planetary Nebula M42 Orion Nebula - Emission Nebula Orion: M42 and M43 M57 Ring Nebula - Planetary Nebula
M76 Planetary Nebula [Little Dumbbell Nebula] M78 Reflection Nebula M97 Owl Nebula NGC281 - PacMan Nebula
NGC 896 - Emission Nebula in Cassopeia NGC1499 - Califormia Nebula NGC1977 - Running Man Nebula NGC2024 Flame Nebula - B33 Horse Head Nebula -
NGC2174 - Bright emission and/or reflection nebula in Orion NGC 2237- Rosette Nebula NGC2264 - Christmas Tree Cluster and Cone Nebula NGC 2392 - The Eskimo Nebula
NGC 2438 - Planetary Nebula in M46 NGC 6826 - Planetary [Blinking] Nebula NGC 6888 - Crescent Nebula NGC6905 - Planetary [Blue Flash] Nebula
NGC6914 - NGC6914A - NGC6914B - Bright Nebulae NGC6960 - Western Part of the Veil Nebula - The Witch's Broom NGC 6960/6979/6992: the Veil Nebula, overview NGC 6979: the Veil Nebula, Centre portion, aka Pickerings Triangle.
NGC 6992: the Veil Nebula, East NGC7000 - North America Nebula and IC5070 - Pelican Nebula NGC7009 - Saturn Nebula NGC7023 - Iris Nebula
NGC7538: Bright (emission and/or reflection) nebula in Cepheus NGC7635 - Bubble Nebula NGC7662 - Blue Snowball NGC7822 - Emission Nebula
SH2-276 Orion Wide Field with Barnards Loop SH2-142 Bright Nebula with NGC7380 SH2-171 Bright Nebula with NGC7822 Monoceros Loop