apr 232014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Whale Galaxy

  April 23, 2014 NGC 4631, a barred spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici Image Credit & Copyright: Dieter Beer & Patrick Hochleitner NGC 4631 (also known as the Whale Galaxy) is an edge-on, barred spiral galaxy of about 140,000 light-years across that lies some 30 million light-years away from Earth in the small northern constellation of Canes [continue reading]

mrt 122014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 5033

  March 12, 2014 NGC 5033, a spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici Image Credit & Copyright: R. Jay GaBany, Cosmotography NGC 5033 is an unbarred spiral galaxy of more than 100,000 light-years across (about the same size as our own Milky Way), located some 43 million light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of [continue reading]

nov 052013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 4217

November 5,2013 NGC 4217, a spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona/NOAO/AURA/NSF  NGC 4217 (also known as UGC 7282) is a spiral galaxy of roughly 80,000 light-years across, located some 56 million light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Canes Venatici (the Hunting Dogs), while [continue reading]

nov 012013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Sunflower Galaxy

November 1, 2013 The Sunflower Galaxy, a spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici Image Credit & Copyright: R. Jay GaBany, Cosmotography The Sunflower Galaxy (also known as Messier 63 or NGC 5055) is a spiral galaxy of nearly 100,000 light-years across – so, about the size of our own Milky Way, located about 37 light-years away [continue reading]

okt 292013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Interacting Galaxies NGC 4490 & 4485

October 29, 2013 NGC 4490 & 4485, interacting galaxies in Canes Venatici Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery/Galaxies/NGC4490) NGC 4490 (left) and NGC 4485 (right) are two interacting galaxies, located some 40 – 50 million light-years away from Earth in the small northern constellation of Canes Venatici (the Hunting Dogs), [continue reading]

okt 222013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 4395

October 22, 2013 NGC 4395, a spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici Image Credit & Copyright: Dieter Beer & Patrick Hochleitner NGC 4395 is an unbarred spiral galaxy of some 55 thousand light-years across that lies around 15 million light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Canes Venatici (the Hunting Dogs), while it is receding [continue reading]