Lying about 6000 light years away in the constellation of Centaurus, the Running Chicken Nebula aka the Lambda Centauri nebula, IC 2948 is located just a few degrees southeast of the famous Eta Carinae nebula.
The Horsehead Nebula is a cloud of ionized-hydrogen in the constellation Orion. These clouds are lit from within by young, hot stars. The interstellar dust absorbs the light from part of the ionized cloud creating this beautiful contrast. Image Credit: NA
Ghost Nebula - a reflection nebula in the Cepheus constellation. It is located about 1500 light years away from Earth. It looks like a giant bird, ready to take flight! Photo credit: T. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOAO