The name and type of object and/or artist illustration for each of the images is listed below. The stage of stellar evolution is indicated by the bold type. The URL for each of the deep sky objects is listed. For more specific information concerning the sequencing or selection of the images please refer to the Teacher Guide and Answer Key.
- Planet Earth
- Sirius B (bright object in foreground) is a white dwarf in a binary system with Sirius
A (dim object in the background) - a 2 solar mass main sequence star.
- DEM L71 is a Type Ia supernova remnant in the Large Magellanic cloud. It is the
remains of a supernova explosion that destroyed a white dwarf star.
- Betelgeuse is a red supergiant in the constellation of Orion.
- The Orion Nebula is a stellar nursery.
- V838 Mon is slightly more massive than the Sun and has dramatically brightened and faded over time, and is considered to be in the red supergiant stage of evolution.
- The Sun is a mid-sized main sequence star. [Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
- Close-up of stellar nursery in the Eagle Nebula (M16).
- Eta Carina is a 100 solar mass star that will end its life in a Type II supernova explosion in the near future.
- Artist William Hartmann's illustration of a proto-planetary system.
- A new white dwarf, NGC 2440.
- Cas A is a Type II supernova remnant with a neutron star core.
- The Eight Burst Nebula (NGC 3132) is a planetary nebula with a white dwarf core.
The white dwarf is the dim star just above and to the right of the bright foreground
- This proto-planetary disk is located within the Orion Nebula stellar nursery.
- Massive blue stars, the Pleiades open cluster.
- Artist Illustration of black hole.
- Expanding supernova remnant from Cas A supernova event.
- Artist illustration of red giant and white dwarf in binary system.
- Artist Dave Shaver's illustration of a supernova explosion.
- Artist illustration of a white dwarf core remnant.
- T Tauri star.
- Artist Dana Berry's illustration which is used to represents a Type Ia supernova
explosion in this activity.
- Artist Jeff Bryant's illustration of red giant stage of a star similar to the Sun.
- The Crab pulsar.