jul 162014
 
Anne's Image of Today: Minkowski’s Footprint

  July 16, 2014 Minkowski’s Footprint, a protoplanetary nebula in Cygnus Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Minkowski’s Footprint [designated Minkowski 92 (M1-92) and IRAS 19343+2926] is a bipolar protoplanetary nebula, located about 8,000 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Cygnus (the Swan), that features two vast onion-shaped structures on either side of a central [continue reading]

jun 232014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The WR 134 Ring Nebula

  June 23, 2014 The WR 134 Ring Nebula in Cygnus Image Credit & Copyright: Don Goldman, Astrodon Imaging The WR 134 Ring Nebula is a ring-like nebula of gas and dust of more than 50 light-years across, located about 6,000 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Cygnus (the Swan). This image highlights [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]

nov 142013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The North America Nebula

November 14, 2013 The North America Nebula, an emission nebula in Cygnus Image Credit & Copyright: J-P Metsävainio  The North America Nebula (NGC 7000) is an emission nebula of some 130 light-years across with a shape that resembles the continent of North America, complete with a prominent Gulf of Mexico. It is located roughly 1,600 [continue reading]

okt 312013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Galactic Ghoul

October 31, 2013 The Galactic Ghoul, a spooky cloud in Cygnus Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/S.Carey (Caltech) The Galactic Ghoul (designated DR 6) is a star-forming cloud of gas and dust that is home to a young open star cluster, located some 3,900 light-years away in the northern constellation of Cygnus (the Swan). The DR 6 nebula is [continue reading]

okt 192013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Pelican Nebula

October 19, 2013 The Pelican Nebula, an emission nebula in Cygnus Image Data: Digitized Sky Survey; Color Composite: Charles Shahar (http://www.lightfigures.com/DSS2/index.htm) The Pelican Nebula (also known as IC 5070 & IC 5067) is an emission nebula, a star-forming region (H II region) of roughly 30 light-years across, located about 1,800 light-years from Earth, northeast of the [continue reading]