Anne's Image of Today: Spiral Galaxy NGC 2775

Anne’s Image of Today: Spiral Galaxy NGC 2775

  June 30, 2014 NGC 2775, a spiral galaxy in Cancer Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler NGC 2775 (also known as Caldwell 48) is a spiral galaxy of about 75 thousand light-years across, located some 55,5 million light-years away from the Earth in the constellation of Cancer (the Crab), while it is receding from us [continue reading]

Anne's Image of the Day: The WR 134 Ring Nebula

Anne’s Image of the Day: The WR 134 Ring Nebula

  June 23, 2014 The WR 134 Ring Nebula in Cygnus Image Credit & Copyright: Don Goldman, Astrodon Imaging The WR 134 Ring Nebula is a ring-like nebula of gas and dust of more than 50 light-years across, located about 6,000 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Cygnus (the Swan). This image highlights [continue reading]

Anne's Image of the Day: Barred Spiral Galaxy UGC 12158

Anne’s Image of the Day: Barred Spiral Galaxy UGC 12158

  June 17, 2014 UGC 12158, a barred spiral galaxy in Pegasus Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA UGC 12158 is a barred spiral galaxy of about 140,000 light-years across, located some 400 million light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Pegasus (the Winged Horse). It is speeding away from us at approximately 9,289 kilometers [continue reading]

Anne's Image of the Day: Open Cluster NGC 6604

Anne’s Image of the Day: Open Cluster NGC 6604

  May 4, 2014 NGC 6604, an open star cluster in Serpens Cauda Image Credit: ESO NGC 6604 (the bright grouping of stars towards to the upper left of this image) is a very young open star cluster with an age of some 4-5 million years in the star-forming (H II) region Sh2-54, located about 5,540 [continue reading]

Anne's Image of the Day: Dwarf Spiral Galaxy NGC 6503

Anne’s Image of the Day: Dwarf Spiral Galaxy NGC 6503

  May 1, 2014 NGC 6503, a dwarf spiral galaxy in Draco Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler, the Subaru Telescope (NAOJ) and the Hubble Legacy Archive NGC 6503 (also known as UGC 11012) is a dwarf spiral galaxy of about 30,000 light-years across (just about a third of the size of our Milky Way galaxy), [continue reading]

Anne's Image of the Day: Emission Nebula NGC 1748

Anne’s Image of the Day: Emission Nebula NGC 1748

  April 29, 2014 NGC 1748, an emission nebula in the LMC Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Mohammad Heydari-Malayeri (Observatoire de Paris, France) NGC 1748 (also known as IC 2114 and N83B) is an emission nebula of roughly 55 light-years across in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way galaxy, located some [continue reading]