The Cone Nebula lies in the southern part of NGC the Christmas Tree cluster, with which is shares the NGC designation. This is a rich region with much nebulosity and many interesting objects. The Christmas Tree cluster has at its base the variable s
Clouds of Perseus ~ contains over solar masses of gas and dust, but the eye is drawn to red NGC Known as the California Nebula, its characteristic glow of atomic hydrogen gas is fueled by ultraviolet light from luminous blue star Xi Persei.
NGC the Iris Nebula. W/in the Iris, dusty nebular material sur-rounds a hot, young star. The dom-inant color of the brighter reflection nebula is blue, characteristic of dust grains reflecting starlight.