sep 292013
Anne's Image of the Day: Dark Nebula LDN 673

September 29, 2013 LDN 673, a dark cloud complex in Aquila Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona ( LDN 673 (Lynds’ Dark Nebula 673) is a highly fractured and very dense dark cloud complex of about 7 light-years across, located in the center of the Aquila Rift, some 300 – 600 [continue reading]

aug 302013
Anne's Image of the Day: Stellar Nursery W40

August 30, 2013 W40, a stellar nursery in Aquila Image Credits: ESA and the SPIRE & PACS consortia, Ph. André (CEA Saclay) for the Gould’s Belt Key Programme Consortia W40 (also known as Sh2-64 and RCW 174) is a stellar nursery of some 25 light-years across, located between 1,000 and 2,000 light years-away from Earth [continue reading]

jul 182013
Anne's Image of the Day: Smith's Cloud

July 18, 2013 Smith’s Cloud, a cloud of hydrogen gas in Aquila Image Credit: Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF Smith’s Cloud is a huge cloud of hydrogen gas that measures some 9,800 light-years by 3,300 light-years, located between 36,000 and 45,000 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Aquila (the Eagle). It has a mass [continue reading]