mrt 082014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Globular Cluster Messier 53

March 8, 2013 Messier 53, a bright globular cluster in Coma Berenices Image Credit: NASA/STScI/WikiSky Messier 53 (also known as NGC 5024) is a very bright globular cluster of roughly 220 light-years across, located about 58,000 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice’s Hair), and some 60,000 light-years away from [continue reading]

nov 072013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Globular Cluster Messier 10

November 7, 2013 Messier 10, a bright globular cluster in Ophiuchus Image Credit: ESA/NASA Messier 10 (also known as NGC 6254) is a bright, very large globular cluster of about 83 light-years across that lies some 14,300 light-years away from Earth in the central region of the constellation of Ophiuchus (the Serpent-Bearer), while it is [continue reading]

jul 072013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Globular Cluster Messier 3

July 7, 2013 Messier 3, a globular cluster in Canes Venatici Image Credit: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery/StarClusters/M3) Messier 3 (also known as NGC 5272) is a globular cluster of some 180 – 220 light-years across, located about 33,900 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Canes Venatici (the Hunting Dogs), [continue reading]

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]