dec 282013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Emission Nebula NGC 6820

December 28, 2013 NGC 6820, an emission nebula surrounding NGC 6823 Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler (http://www.robgendlerastropics.com) NGC 6820 (also known as Sh 2-86) is an emission nebula that surrounds the open cluster NGC 6823, located some 6,000 light-years away from Earth in the faint northern constellation of Vulpecula (the Fox), near the Dumbbell [continue reading]

dec 112013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Emission Nebula IC 417

December 11, 2013 IC 417, an emission nebula in Auriga Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery/Nebulae/IC417) IC 417 (also known as Sh2-234) is an emission nebula of almost 100 light-years across, located some 10,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Auriga (the Charioteer). It is often referred to [continue reading]

nov 182013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Emission Nebula RCW 120

November 18, 2013 RCW 120, an emission nebula in Scorpius Image Credit: ESO/APEX/DSS2/SuperCosmos/Deharveng(LAM)/Zavagno(LAM) RCW 120 (also known as Sh2-3 and Gum 58) is an emission nebula, a star-forming (H II) region of about ten light-years across, located some 4,300 light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Scorpius (the Scorpion), slightly above the plane [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]

nov 122013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Pacman Nebula

November 12, 2013 The Pacman Nebula (NGC 281) in Cassiopeia Image Credit & Copyright: J-P Metsävainio  The Pacman Nebula (NGC 281), described by Nasa as ‘a busy workshop of star formation’ is an emission nebula and H II region of a little over 100 light-years across that lies in the Perseus Spiral Arm, one of two [continue reading]

nov 102013
 
Anne's Image of Day: The South Pillar Region of the Carina Nebula

November 10, 2013 The South Pillar Region of the Carina Nebula Image Credit: NASA, SSC, JPL, Caltech, Nathan Smith (Univ. of Colorado), et al. This image shows the South Pillar region of the expansive emission nebula known as the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), located between 6,500 and 10,000 light-years away from Earth in the Carina–Sagittarius [continue reading]