HH 34


hh34HH 34 is a Herbig–Haro object containing a protostar near the Orion Nebula. Herbig–Haro objects are small patches of nebulosity associated with newly born stars. They’re formed when narrow jets of gas ejected by those stars at several hundred km/s collide with nearby clouds of gas and dust.

Image Credit: ESO

NGC 2264


ngc_2264_by_esoNGC 2264 is the designation number of the New General Catalogue that identifies two astronomical objects as a single object: the Cone Nebula and the Christmas Tree Cluster,

In this picture the Cone Nebula is at bottom with inverted Christmas Tree cluster above the cone. The bright star just above the cone is the tree topper, and the very bright star at the top of the image is the center of the tree trunk.

Image Credit: ESO