mei 302013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Globular Cluster NGC 6362

May 30, 2013 NGC 6362, a globular cluster in Ara Image Credit: ESO NGC 6362 is a globular cluster located about 24,800 light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Ara (The Altar), while it is approaching us at approximately 13 kilometers per second. It contains tens of thousands of very ancient stars, along [continue reading]

feb 282013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Emission Nebula NGC 6188

February 28, 2013 NGC 6188, an emission nebula in Ara Image Credit & Copyright: Michael Sidonio (http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002) NGC 6188 (also known as The Great Wall of Ara or Fighting Dragons of Ara) is an emission nebula of roughly 600 light-years across that lies some 4,000 light-years away, in the southern constellation of Ara. It is [continue reading]

feb 072013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Planetary Nebula Henize 3-1333

February 7, 2013 Henize 3-1333, a planetary nebula in Ara Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Henize 3-1333 (Hen 3-1333) is a planetary nebula in the H-shaped southern constellation of Ara, the Altar. It is named after the American astronomer and astronaut Karl Gordon Henize. Despite their name, planetary nebulae have nothing to do with planets. [continue reading]