aug 022013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945

August 2, 2013 NGC 4945, a barred spiral galaxy in Centaurus Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler (http://www.robgendlerastropics.com) NGC 4945 is a barred spiral galaxy of some 80,000 across, located about 11,7 million light-years away in the southern constellation of Centaurus (the Centaur), while it is receding from us at approximately 563 kilometers per second. [continue reading]

jul 292013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 3953

July 29, 2013 NGC 3953, a spiral galaxy in Ursa Major Image Credit: Tom and Gail Haynes/Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery) NGC 3953 is a barred spiral galaxy of about 111,400 light-years across, located some 56 million light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Ursa Major (the Great Bear), while it [continue reading]

jul 242013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy Messier 61

July 24, 2013 Messier 61, a barred spiral galaxy in Virgo Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler (http://www.robgendlerastropics.com) Messier 61 (also known as NGC 4303) is a very bright barred spiral galaxy of some 100,000 light-years across, located only about 52.5 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Virgo (the Virgin), while it [continue reading]

jul 232013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 3393

July 23, 2013 NGC 3393, a spiral galaxy in Hydra Image Credit: NASA/STScI NGC 3393 is a barred spiral galaxy of some 9,800 light-years across, located about 160 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Hydra (Water snake). It is receding from us at approximately 3750 kilometers per second. Remarkable is that the [continue reading]

jul 132013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 151

July 13, 2013 NGC 151, a barred spiral galaxy in Cetus Image Credit: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery/Galaxies/NGC151) NGC 151 (also known as NGC 153) is a barred spiral galaxy of about 125 thousand light-years across, located some 160 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Cetus (the Whale). It is [continue reading]