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Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 7424

November 23, 2013 NGC 7424, a barred spiral galaxy in Grus Image Credit: ESO NGC 7424 is a barred spiral galaxy of some 100,000 light-years across, located about 37.5 million light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Grus (the Crane), while it is receding from us at approximately 939 kilometers per second. It [continue reading]

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Anne's Image of the Day: Planetary Nebula IC 5148

October 28, 2013 IC 5148, a planetary nebula in Grus Image Credit: ESO IC 5148 (also known as IC 5150 and nicknamed the Spare Tyre Nebula) is a planetary nebula of a couple of light-years across, located some 3,000 light-years away near the ‘neck’ of the southern constellation Grus (the Crane). It is moving towards [continue reading]