mrt 162014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex

  March 16, 2014 The Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex, a dark nebula in Ophiuchus Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/WISE Team The Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex (Rho Oph for short, or the Ophiuchus Molecular Cloud, and pronounced ‘oh-fee-yoo-ki’ and named after a bright star in the region) is a dark nebula, an emission and reflection nebula of about [continue reading]

okt 092013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Horsehead Nebula & NGC 2023

October 9, 2013 The Horsehead Nebula & NGC 2023 in Orion Image Credit: ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit Credit for Hubble Data: HLA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Composite Assembly and Processing: Robert Gendler The Horsehead Nebula (Barnard 33), a diffuse dark nebula and, to its lower left, the 4 light-years wide bright blue [continue reading]

aug 202013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex

August 20, 2013 The Rho Ophiuchi Cloud, a dark nebula in Ophiuchus Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/WISE Team The Rho Ophiuchi Cloud complex (Rho Oph for short, or the Ophiuchus Molecular Cloud) is a dark nebula of gas and dust within our Milky Way that is located about 460 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of [continue reading]

aug 032013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Snake Nebula

August 3, 2013 The Snake Nebula, a dark nebula in Ophiuchus Image Credit: Friendlystar/Wikimedia Commons The Snake Nebula (also known as Barnard 72 or Barnard’s Dark S Nebula) is a dark nebula of about 5 light-years across, located some 650 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Ophiuchus (the Serpent Bearer), 1.5° north-northeast of [continue reading]

mrt 062013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Boogie Man Nebula

March 6, 2013 The Boogie Man Nebula, a molecular cloud in Orion Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery) The Boogie Man Nebula (also known as Lynds’ Dark Nebula (LDN) 1622) is a dark molecular cloud of less than 10 light-years across that lies only 500 light-years away in the constellation [continue reading]

dec 042012
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Flame & The Horsehead

December 4, 2012 The Flame & The Horsehead in Orion Image Credit & Copyright: Dan Huffman, Feather River Observatory (http://www.featherriverwoodworks.com) The Flame Nebula (on the left bottom) & The Horsehead Nebula (in the center) are both located about 1,500 light-years away from us in the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, an active star-forming region in the [continue reading]