NGC 6629

Imperial Cutter "Temeraire"
CD-23 14350 (NGC 6629)
6,400 light years from Sol.

I was determined to see as many nebula as possible during the course of this trip. I love the subtle colours and tones of those vast gaseous clouds.

Blue gas giant CD-23 14350 1, lost in Blue space.

NGC 6629 is a very impressive and beautiful nebula close up. Originally discovered by Earth astronomer William Herschel in August of 1784, it has a Wolf-Rayet star at its heart and glows a gorgeous blue-purple.

A slightly closer view of the class III gas giant.

I have to confess I spent way too long here, just floating out near the solitary gas giant and enjoying the calm and peace of the place.