nov 092013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Lenticular Galaxy NGC 1316

November 9, 2013 NGC 1316, a giant lenticular galaxy in Fornax Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh Astrophotography NGC 1316 (also known as Fornax A or Arp 154) is a giant lenticular galaxy that lies around 62 million light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Fornax, while it is racing away from us [continue reading]

mei 092013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 1350

May 9, 2013 NGC 1350, a barred spiral galaxy in Fornax Image Credit: ESO NGC 1350 is a barred spiral galaxy of some 130,000 light-years across (slightly larger than our Milky Way), located about 87 million light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Fornax (the Furnace), while it is receding from us at [continue reading]

mrt 282013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 1097

March 28, 2013 NGC 1097, a barred spiral galaxy in Fornax Image Credit & Copyright: R. Jay GaBany, Cosmotography (http://www.cosmotography.com) NGC 1097 (also known as Arp 77) is a relatively bright barred spiral galaxy of some 125 thousand light-years across, located about 45 million light-years away in the southern constellation of Fornax (the Furnace). It [continue reading]

mrt 222013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Ring Galaxy NGC 922

March 22, 2013 NGC 922, a ring-shaped spiral galaxy in Fornax Image Credit: NASA, ESA; Acknowledgement: Nick Rose NGC 922 is a barred spiral galaxy of about 73,000 light-years across, located some 157 million light-years away from Earth toward the southern constellation of Fornax (the Furnace). It is speeding away from us at approximately 3063 [continue reading]

mrt 112013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Great Barred Spiral Galaxy

March 11, 2013 The Great Barred Spiral Galaxy in Fornax Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh Astrophotography (http://www.martinpughastrophotography.id.au/) NGC 1365, also known as the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy, is, as you would have guessed by its nickname, a huge barred spiral galaxy. It is over 200,000 light-years across, what makes it one of the largest [continue reading]

feb 162013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Elliptical Galaxy NGC 1399

February 16, 2013 NGC 1399, an elliptical galaxy in Fornax Image Credit: NASA/CXC/UA/J. Irwin et al. NGC 1399 is an elliptical galaxy of about 54,000 light-years across that lies 60 – 65 million light-years away in the southern constellation of Fornax, while it moves away from us at roughly 1422 kilometers per second. It is [continue reading]