dec 112013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Emission Nebula IC 417

December 11, 2013 IC 417, an emission nebula in Auriga Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery/Nebulae/IC417) IC 417 (also known as Sh2-234) is an emission nebula of almost 100 light-years across, located some 10,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Auriga (the Charioteer). It is often referred to [continue reading]

dec 062013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Westbrook Nebula

December 6, 2013 The Westbrook Nebula, a protoplanetary nebula in Auriga Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA The Westbrook Nebula (also known as CRL 618, PK 166-06 1 and AFGL 618) is a bi-polar, finger-shaped protoplanetary nebula that began to form about 200 years ago. The nebula, which is named after William E. Westbrook, who died [continue reading]

jan 292013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Emission Nebula IC 410

January 29, 2012 IC 410, a nebula with tadpoles Image Credit & Copyright: J-P Metsävainio (http://astroanarchy.zenfolio.com) IC 410 is a faint and dusty emission nebula of more than 100 light-years across, located near the Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405) in a large star-forming (HII) region about 12,000 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation [continue reading]