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UKS 1.     The Horsehead Nebula in Orion
UKS 2.     Part of the Vela supernova remnant
UKS 2a.  The Vela supernova remnant and part of the Gum nebula
UKS 2b.  The position of the Vela pulsar
UKS 3.     NGC 6559 and IC1274-5 in Sagittarius
UKS 4.     Antares and the Rho Oph dark cloud
UKS 5.     The Lagoon Nebula, Messier 8
UKS 6.     The Great Nebula in Carina, NGC 3372
UKS 6a.   The Great Nebula in Carina, NGC 3372, wide field view
UKS 7.     The reflection nebula around Messier 20
UKS 8.     Messier 42, the Great Nebula in Orion
UKS 9.     The Rosette Nebula and NGC 2244 cluster
UKS 10.   NGC 6334 and NGC 6357 in Scorpius
UKS 11.   NGC 6334, a reddened nebula in Sco
UKS 12.   NGC 6357, a reddened nebula in Sco
UKS 13.   The cluster of galaxies in Fornax
UKS 13a. The cluster of galaxies in Fornax (wide field)
UKS 14.   The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)
UKS 14a. The north and eastern parts of the Large Magellanic Cloud
UKS 15.   The 30 Doradus Nebula in the LMC
UKS 15a. Around the Tarantula nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud
UKS 16.   Star clouds north of the LMC
UKS 17.   The Small Magellanic Cloud
UKS 17a. The Small Magellanic Cloud, high resolution image
UKS 18.   The Pleiades reflection nebula
UKS 18a. The Pleiades reflection nebula, wide field
UKS 19.   The tails of Comet Halley on 12 March 1986
UKS 20.   Clouds of stars and dust in Sagittarius
UKS 21.   NGC 6522, gamma Sagittari and Baade's Window
UKS 22.   The Milky Way south of Messier 17
UKS 23.   Faint nebulosity near Orion and Horsehead Nebulae
UKS 24.   M 84 and M 86 in the Virgo Cluster of galaxies
UKS 25.   Between NGC 1973-77 and the Orion Nebula
UKS 26.   Between the Trifid and Lagoon nebulae
UKS 26a. Between the Trifid and Lagoon nebulae
UKS 27.   Henize 55 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
UKS 28.   Henize 44 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
UKS 29.   The Cone nebula, S Mon, NGC 2261 and Trumpler 5
UKS 30.   The nebula around Antares
UKS 31.   The Virgo cluster core, (wide field, includes M84, M86 and M87
UKS 32.   Centaurus A (NGC 5128) (wide field, portrait format)
UKS 32a. Centaurus A (NGC 5128) (wide field, landscape format)
UKS 33.   Comet Hyukatake, March, 1996
UKS 34.   Comet Halley on April 9-10, 1986
UKS 35.   Random star field in Pavo, near NGC 6477
UKS 36.   The spiral galaxy NGC 6744 in Pavo
UKS 36a. The spiral galaxy NGC 6744 in Pavo (narrow field view)
UKS 37.   The tail of the CrA reflection nebula (wide field)
UKS 37a. The head of the CrA reflection nebula
UKS 38.   The proper motion of Proxima Centauri (mouseover)

B&W image. Meteor spears galaxy

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