diffuse nebula

diffuse nebula
nebula (def. 1a).

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  • diffuse nebula — Nebula Neb u*la (n[e^]b [ u]*l[.a]), n.; pl. {Nebul[ae]} (n[e^]b [ u]*l[=e]). [L., mist, cloud; akin to Gr. nefe lh, ne fos, cloud, mist, G. nebel mist, OHG. nebul, D. nevel, Skr. nabhas cloud, mist. Cf. {Nebule}.] 1. (Astron.) A faint, cloudlike …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diffuse nebula — [ Orion Nebula, a famous diffuse nebula.] In astronomy, diffuse nebulae is the general term for illuminated nebulae. The three types of diffuse nebulae are reflection nebulae, emission nebulae and supernova remnants. They are diffuse as opposed… …   Wikipedia

  • diffuse nebula — noun a cluster of stars within an intricate cloud of gas and dust • Syn: ↑gaseous nebula • Hypernyms: ↑nebula • Hyponyms: ↑Orion, ↑Hunter * * * noun : any of the numerous luminous or dark formations …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nebula — Neb u*la (n[e^]b [ u]*l[.a]), n.; pl. {Nebul[ae]} (n[e^]b [ u]*l[=e]). [L., mist, cloud; akin to Gr. nefe lh, ne fos, cloud, mist, G. nebel mist, OHG. nebul, D. nevel, Skr. nabhas cloud, mist. Cf. {Nebule}.] 1. (Astron.) A faint, cloudlike, self… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nebula — nebular, adj. /neb yeuh leuh/, n., pl. nebulae / lee , luy /, nebulas. 1. Astron. a. Also called diffuse nebula. a cloud of interstellar gas and dust. Cf. dark nebula, emission nebula, reflection nebula …   Universalium

  • Nebula — Nebulae redirects here. For the supercomputer in China, see Nebulae (computer). For other uses, see Nebula (disambiguation). The Pillars of Creation from the Eagle Nebula …   Wikipedia

  • nebula — Synonyms and related words: Black Magellanic Cloud, Crab Nebula, Gegenschein, bright diffuse nebula, coalsack, counterglow, dark cloud, dark nebula, diffuse nebula, dust cloud, gaseous nebula, nebula of Lyra, nebular hypothesis, nebulosity,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Fox Fur Nebula — Diffuse nebula name = Fox Fur Nebula type = Diffuse + Dark epoch = J2000 ra = dec = dist ly = 2,700 ly appmag v = size v = constellation = Monoceros radius ly = absmag v = notes = names = NGC 2264 Fox Fur Nebula is a Nebula located in Monoceros… …   Wikipedia

  • Cave Nebula — Diffuse nebula caption = The Cave Nebula Courtesy Hunter Wilson name = Cave Nebula type = Emission epoch = J2000.0 ra = 22h 57m 17.14s dec = +62° 28 prime; 33.4 dist ly = 2400 ly appmag v = ?? size v = 50.0 x30.0 constellation = Cepheus radius ly …   Wikipedia

  • Heart Nebula — Diffuse nebula caption = The Heart Nebula Courtesy Hunter Wilson name = Heart Nebula type = Emission epoch = J2000.0 ra = RA|02|32|35.57 dec = DEC|+61|29|2.3 dist ly = 7,500 ly appmag v = 18.3 size v = 60.0 x60.0 constellation = Cassiopeia radius …   Wikipedia

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