apr 242014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Reflection Nebula GM 1-29

  April 24, 2014 GM 1-29, a reflection nebula in Cepheus  Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Acknowledgement: Alexey Romashin GM 1-29 (also known as Gyulbudaghian’s Nebula, after Armen Gyulbudaghian, an Armenian astronomer who discovered this nebula in 1977) is a bluish fan-shaped, variable reflection nebula of about 0.2 light-year across, located over 1600 light-years from Earth in [continue reading]

mrt 042014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Rosebud Nebula

March 4, 2014 NGC 7129, a reflection nebula in Cepheus Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Megeath (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) NGC 7129 (also known as the Rosebud Nebula) is a reflection nebula of about 10 light-years across, located some 3,330 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Cepheus (named after the King of Aethiopia in Greek mythology). [continue reading]

dec 312013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Fireworks Galaxy

December 31, 2013 Especially for the last day of the year!!! The Fireworks Galaxy, a spiral galaxy in Cepheus/Cygnus Image Credit & Copyright: Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), Hubble Legacy Archive; Processing: Robert Gendler (http://www.robgendlerastropics.com) The Fireworks Galaxy (NGC 6946 or Arp 29) is an intermediate spiral galaxy of about 75 thousand [continue reading]

sep 272013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Reflection Nebula vdB 152

September 27, 2013 VdB 152, a reflection nebula in Cepheus Image Credit: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF) VdB 152 (also known as Cederblad 201) is a blue reflection nebula that glows atop of a dark Bok globule (1) called Barnard 175. This complex, also called Wolf’s Cave, spans [continue reading]

jul 142013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Protoplanetary Nebula IRAS 22036+5306

July 14, 2013 IRAS 22036+5306, a protoplanetary nebula in Cepheus Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA IRAS 22036+5306 is a dusty, bipolar protoplanetary (or preplanetary) nebula located about 6,500 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Cepheus (named after the King of Aethiopia in Greek mythology). Despite their name, protoplanetary nebulae have nothing to [continue reading]

jun 302013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Elephant's Trunk Nebula

June 30, 2013 The Elephant’s Trunk Nebula, a dark globule within IC 1396 Image Credit: Lóránd Fényes, Best Newcomer in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012 Competition The Elephant’s Trunk Nebula (IC 1396A) is an elongated dark globule of more than 20 light-years long within the much larger (over 100 light-years across) emission nebula [continue reading]