dec 272013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Interacting Galaxies IC 2184

December 27, 2012 IC 2184, interacting galaxies in Camelopardalis Image Credit: Serge Meunier, ESA/Hubble & NASA IC 2184 is an interacting pair of galaxies, looking like a large “flying V”, located some 162 million light-years away from Earth in the faint northern constellation of Camelopardalis (The Giraffe). The pair is receding from us at about [continue reading]

aug 122013
 
Anne's Image o the Day: Spiral Galaxy IC 342

August 12, 2013 IC 342, a spiral galaxy in Camelopardalis Image Credit: T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF IC 342 (also known as the Hidden Galaxy) is an intermediate spiral galaxy of some 60 thousand light-years across that lies approximately 10.7 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Camelopardalis (the [continue reading]

jun 292013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 2403

June 29, 2013 NGC 2403, a spiral galaxy in Camelopardalis Image Credit: Image Data: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Legacy Archive; Processing: Robert Gendler (http://www.robgendlerastropics.com) NGC 2403 is an intermediate spiral galaxy of some 50,000 light years across, located about 10.4 million light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Camelopardalis (the Giraffe), while it [continue reading]

apr 272013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Red Giant U Camelopardalis

April 27, 2013 U Camelopardalis, a Red Giant Image Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA and H. Olofsson (Onsala Space Observatory) U Camelopardalis, or U Cam for short, is a bright red giant – a once Sun-like star nearing the end of its life – surrounded by a shell of gas, located about 1,400 light-years away from Earth [continue reading]

mrt 172013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Starburst Galaxy NGC 2146

March 17, 2013 NGC 2146, a starburst galaxy in Camelopardalis Image Credit & Copyright: Ken Crawford, Rancho Del Sol Observatory (http://www.imagingdeepsky.com) NGC 2146 is a barred spiral galaxy of about 80,000 light-years across, located some 70 million light-years away in the northern constellation of Camelopardalis (The Giraffe). It is receding from us at roughly 893 [continue reading]