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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]

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Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 7814

March 5, 2014 NGC 7814, an edge-on spiral galaxy in Pegasus Image Credit & Copyright: Ken Crawford, Rancho Del Sol Observatory NGC 7814 (also known as the Little Sombrero Galaxy and Caldwell 43) is an unbarred spiral galaxy of about 60,000 light-years across, located some 40 million light-years away from the Earth in the northern [continue reading]

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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]

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Anne's Image of the Day: Edge-On Galaxy NGC 4019

October 27, 2013 NGC 4019, an edge-on galaxy in Coma Berenices Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA NGC 4019 (also known as IC 755) is a barred spiral galaxy of some 49,000 light-years across, located about 70 million light-years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice’s Hair), while it is receding from us at approximately [continue reading]