Anne's Image of the Day: Interacting Galaxies IC 2184

Anne’s Image of the Day: Interacting Galaxies IC 2184

December 27, 2012 IC 2184, interacting galaxies in Camelopardalis Image Credit: Serge Meunier, ESA/Hubble & NASA IC 2184 is an interacting pair of galaxies, looking like a large “flying V”, located some 162 million light-years away from Earth in the faint northern constellation of Camelopardalis (The Giraffe). The pair is receding from us at about [continue reading]

Anne's Image of the Day: Orion's Belt

Anne’s Image of the Day: Orion’s Belt

December 26, 2013 Orion’s Belt, an asterism in Orion Image Credit: Digitized Sky Survey, ESA/ESO/NASA FITS Liberator Color Composite: Davide De Martin (Skyfactory) Orion’s Belt or the Belt of Orion is an asterism in the constellation of Orion (the Hunter). It consists of the three bright white-blue stars (from east to west or from left [continue reading]

Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxies NGC 799 & 800

Anne’s Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxies NGC 799 & 800

December 24, 2013 NGC 799 and NGC 800, a pair of spiral galaxies in Cetus Image Credit: ESO NGC 799 (below) and NGC 800 (top) is a pair of face-on spiral galaxies located some 300 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Cetus (the Whale). They are racing away from us with a [continue reading]

Anne's Image of the Day: Galaxy Cluster Abell 1703

Anne’s Image of the Day: Galaxy Cluster Abell 1703

December 12, 2013 Abell 1703, a massive galaxy cluster Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and Johan Richard (Caltech, USA) Acknowledgement: Davide de Martin & James Long (ESA/Hubble) Abell 1703 is a massive galaxy cluster located some 3 billion light-years away from the Earth in the northern celestial hemisphere. It is speeding away from us at about [continue reading]