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liable to more than one interpretation

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of or relating to or resembling a nebula

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The nebula needs to be observed with great care and time to lift out the variable pieces of nebulosity that intervene with starlight.
With a larger aperture telescope and some magnification, you can start to tease out many of the separate strands of nebulosity.
With special filters, the well-known complex nebulosity can be seen.
He was irritated by the false hopes aroused by the sighting of some fuzzy object that turned out not to be a comet but a nebulosity fixed to some spot in the heavens.
The quasar in the picture is surrounded by a nebulosity that observers first thought was a galaxy.
Barnard also reported a second "excessively faint, round" nebulosity surrounding the star.
8) Geminorum, faint nebulosity fills the field between them in a soft haze.
Roberts was the first deep-sky photographer to go really 'deep'--that is, to use very long exposures to reveal faint nebulosity unsuspected by even the best visual observers.
The Pleiades is also one of the most photographed targets in the night sky, photos will reveal the faint wisps of blue reflection nebulosity Telescopic Targets this month: Telescopes will be turned towards Jupiter this month as the giant planet is at opposition.
Surrounding pillars of gas and dust point towards the bright central region of nebulosity - home to eta Carinae and numerous other massive stars.
If the sky is sufficiently dark, the surrounding mist blossoms into an intricate weave of nebulosity about 1[degrees] wide.
Lord Rosse (see 1845), whose giant telescope had detected the spiral nebulas, studied the first nebulosity (M1) on the list Messier had prepared (see 1771).
The H and I stars have thus far eluded me for two reasons: I've never had the exceptionally steady seeing required while looking for them, and these faint stars exhibit precious little contrast against the Huygens region nebulosity.
0) Dec RT Capricorni Carbon Star 20h17m2 -21[degrees]20 NGC 6908 Nebulosity 20 25 1 -24 48 NGC 6907 Galaxy 20 25 6 -24 49 Asterism Star Group 20 26 7 -24 57 NGC 7099, M 30 Globular Cluster 21 40 4 -23 11 Palomar 12 Globular Cluster 21 46 6 -21 15 NGC 7158 Unknown 21 57 4 -11 36 Object Type Mag Size RT Capricorni Carbon Star 7-11 * NGC 6908 Nebulosity 14 0.
Nowadays many deep images destroy these fanciful representations as they show faint tendrils of nebulosity surrounding the main body of M17, but to the visual observer, particularly one with an inverting telescope, it is still easy to imagine M17 as a celestial swan.