apr 292014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Emission Nebula NGC 1748

  April 29, 2014 NGC 1748, an emission nebula in the LMC Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Mohammad Heydari-Malayeri (Observatoire de Paris, France) NGC 1748 (also known as IC 2114 and N83B) is an emission nebula of roughly 55 light-years across in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way galaxy, located some [continue reading]

mrt 152014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Large Magellanic Cloud

  March 15, 2014 The LMC, an irregular dwarf galaxy in Dorado Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is an irregular dwarf galaxy, and a satellite of our Milky Way galaxy. It is only some 14,000 light-years across , and is located about 163,000 light-years away from the Earth in [continue reading]

mrt 102014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: NGC 2014 & NGC 2020, two bright nebulae

  March 10, 2014 NGC 2014 & NGC 2020, two bright nebulae in the LMC Image Credit: ESO NGC 2014 (irregularly-shaped and red) and its neighbor NGC 2020 (round and blue) are two brightly glowing nebulae in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a satellite galaxy to our own Milky Way, located about 163,000 light-years away [continue reading]

nov 082013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Star Cluster R136

November 8, 2013 R136, a star cluster in the Tarantula Nebula Image Credit: F. Paresce (INAF-IASF), R. O’Connell (U. Virginia), ESA, Hubble & NASA R136, formally known as RMC 136 (Radcliffe obs., Magellanic Clouds), is a young, massive star cluster surrounded by glowing clouds of some 100 light-years across. It lies near the center of [continue reading]

sep 012013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Supernova Remnant N 63A

September 1, 2013 N 63A, a supernova remnant in the LMC Image Credit: NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Acknowledgment: Y.-H. Chu and R. M. Williams (UIUC) N 63A is a supernova remnant that spans over 25 light-years and is located in N 63, a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, [continue reading]

aug 172013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Emission Nebula N11

August 17, 2013 N11, an emission nebula in the LMC Image Credit: NASA, ESA and Jesús Maíz Apellániz (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain) LHA 120-N 11 (N11 for short, or the Bean Nebula for its distinctive overall shape) is a very bright emission nebula of more than 1,000 light-years across in the Large Magellanic [continue reading]