nov 132013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 7184

November 13, 2013 NGC 7184, a barred spiral galaxy in Aquarius Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery/Galaxies/ngc7184) NGC 7184 is a barred spiral galaxy located some 114 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Aquarius (the Water-Bearer), while it is receding from us at approximately 2620 kilometers per [continue reading]

okt 172013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Helix Nebula

October 17, 2013 The Helix Nebula, a planetary nebula in Aquarius Image Credit: ESO/VISTA/J. Emerson Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit The Helix Nebula (also known as The Eye of God or NGC 7293) is a 10 thousand years old planetary nebula of about 5.75 light-years across, located roughly 700 light-years away from Earth in the [continue reading]

jul 272013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Globular Cluster Messier 2

July 27, 2013 Messier 2, a globular cluster in Aquarius Image Credit: NASA/ESA /HST/STScI, via WikiSky Messier 2 (also known as NGC 7089) is a globular cluster of about 175 light-years across, located some 37,500 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Aquarius (the Water-Bearer), five degrees north of the star Beta Aquarii. It [continue reading]

jul 012013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Interacting Galaxies Arp 295

July 1, 2013 As of today these pictures with descriptions will be named “Anne’s Images of the Day”, so its abbreviation won’t be confused with the famous  “APOD” images from NASA.   Arp 295, a pair of interacting galaxies in Aquarius Image Credit: Arne Henden (US Naval Observatory, Flagstaff); Image Processing: Al Kelly Arp 295 [continue reading]

apr 172013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Saturn Nebula

April 17, 2013 The Saturn Nebula, a planetary nebula in Aquarius Image Credits: Bruce Balick (Univ. of Washington), Jason Alexander (Univ. of Washington), Arsen Hajian (U.S. Naval Observatory), Yervant Terzian (Cornell University), Mario Perinotto (Univ. of Florence), Patrizio Patriarchi (Arcetri Observatory), NASA The Saturn Nebula (also known as NGC 7009) is a planetary nebula of [continue reading]