This grayscale image of the Orion Nebula, M42, was taken by UND Space Studies Master's student, Rakesh Nath, using Internet Observatory #3, during an observing run, September 2011.
This grayscale image of M33, a galaxy, was created by Rakesh Nath using Internet Observatory #3. This galaxy, in the constellation Triangulum, presents itself face-on from our perspective. It is relatively close in the sky to M31, the Andromeda Galaxy.
This grayscale image of M27, the Dumbbell Nebula, was created by Rakesh Nath using Internet Observatory #3. This is a planetary nebula, which is a late stage of stellar evolution for Sun-like stars when the star's outer atmosphere is being blown off into interstellar space.
A grayscale image of the Veil Nebula taken by Rakesh Nath, UND Space Studies M.S. student. The Veil Nebula is a supernova remnant.