diffuse nebula

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Noun1.diffuse nebula - a cluster of stars within an intricate cloud of gas and dustdiffuse nebula - a cluster of stars within an intricate cloud of gas and dust
nebula - an immense cloud of gas (mainly hydrogen) and dust in interstellar space
Orion, Hunter - a constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel
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Narrowband filters are most effective when shooting emission nebulae, including most of the bright nebulae on the Messier list, as well as planetary nebulae.
Several of the small bright "knots" along the Milky Way are bright nebulae, large clouds of mainly hydrogen flooded with ultraviolet radiation from nearby hot stars, causing them to glow like neon signs.
Of course when looking at objects in the Milky Way, these are mostly fairly close, and there are a wide range of objects to be seen with a telescope--planetary nebulae, bright nebulae, dark nebulae and supernova remnants, and here are just a few suggestions of objects to look at in these categories.
4]' in old Norton's), his descriptive classes, from I= bright nebulae to VIII = coarse star-clusters, remain a sound guide to what the visual observer can expect at the eyepiece .
Caption: Bright nebulae and brilliant star clusters sparkle along the dark dust lanes of the Milky Way Galaxy.
Filters won't help as much as they do with bright nebulae, but I've found broadband filters like DGM Optic's NPB and Orion's Skyglow modestly useful.