From the October 2009 issue

More winter Milky Way treats

These beautiful images will make your eyes water without cold weather.
By | Published: October 26, 2009 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
December 2009 WE Milky Way treats M42 (05)
Another shot of the Orion Nebula (M42) shows even more detail. The bluish nebula near the top of the image is the Running Man Nebula (NGC 1973/5/7).
Tony Hallas

In the December 2009 issue of Astronomy magazine, I suggested 10 celestial objects that make good targets for beginners. As photo editor for the magazine, I see many great shots of the clusters and nebulae that I listed. We created this page so I could share a few more with you.