jul 032014
 
Anne's Image of Today: The Phantom Streak Nebula

  July 3, 2014 The Phantom Streak Nebula, a planetary nebula in Aquila Image Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA The Phantom Streak Nebula (NGC 6741) is a planetary nebula located some 7,000 light-years away in the northern constellation of Aquila (the Eagle). It is receding from us at approximately 42.9 kilometers per second. Although fairly bright, this [continue reading]

apr 142014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Supernova Remnant W49B

  April 14, 2014 W49B, a supernova remnant in Aquila Image Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/MIT/L.Lopez et al.; Infrared: Palomar; Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA W49B (also known as SNR G043.3-00.2 or 3C 398) is a highly distorted supernova remnant of some 60 light years across – produced by a rare type of explosion – located somewhere between 26,000 and [continue reading]

mrt 132014
 
Image of the Day: The Glowing Eye Nebula

  March 13, 2014 NGC 6751, a planetary nebula in Aquila Image Credit: NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) NGC 6751 (nicknamed the “Glowing Eye Nebula”) is a planetary nebula of some 0.8 light-year across (about 600 times the size of our Solar System), located roughly 6,500 light-years away from Earth in the northern [continue reading]

nov 302013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Planetary Nebula Abell 70

November 30, 2013 Abell 70, a planetary nebula in Aquila Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery/nebulae/Abell70) Abell 70 (also known as PN G038.1-25.4) is a planetary nebula that lies between 13,500 and 17,500 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Aquila (the Eagle). It is approaching us at [continue reading]

nov 242013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Manatee Nebula

November 24, 2013 The Manatee Nebula, a supernova remnant in Aquila Image Credits: NRAO/AUI/NSF, K. Golap, M. Goss; NASA’s Wide Field Survey Explorer (WISE) The Manatee Nebula (also known as W50 or SNR G039.7-02.0) is a supernova remnant of nearly 700 light-years across, located about 18,000 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of [continue reading]

okt 062013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Planetary Nebula Sh2-71

October 6, 2013 Sh2-71, a planetary nebula in Aquila Image Credit: The Gemini Observatory/AURA Sh2-71 (Sharpless 71) is an unusual and complex planetary nebula located about 3,260 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Aquila (the Eagle). It is embroiled in a bit of controversy over its “birth parents”. Sh2-71 is the 71st [continue reading]