Star Clusters and Nebulae
Beyond the Milky Way
Famous (Named) Planetary Nebulae and Supernova Remnants
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The image painted on the base grid is the relevant 14.5 kly x 14.5 kly section of the NASA/JPL-Caltech Milky Way map. The smallest circle around the Sun has a radius of 750 light years, the larger circle a radius of 5,000 light years. The base grid parallels the galactic plane, and lies 0.96 thousand light years (960 light years) below the actual galactic plane. Most of the objects appear to lie on the Orion Spur, however the Crab Nebula lies in the Perseus spiral arm, and the Bug Nebula lies in the Sagittarius Arm.
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