okt 152013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Rosette Nebula

October 15, 2013 The Rosette Nebula, an emission nebula in Monoceros Image Credit & Copyright: J-P Metsävainio (http://astroanarchy.zenfolio.com) The Rosette Nebula (Caldwell 49 or Sh2-275) is a circular emission nebula of some 130 light-years across that lies near one end of the giant the Rosette Molecular Cloud in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy, about [continue reading]

sep 202013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Emission Nebula N214C

September 20, 2013 N214C, an emission nebula in the LMC Image Credit: ESO N214C is an emission nebula of approximately 160 x 170 light-years across located within the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite of the Milky Way that lies some 163,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Dorado. It is part of [continue reading]

sep 172013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Trifid Nebula

September 17, 2013 The Trifid Nebula, a star-forming region in Sagittarius Image Credit & Copyright: R. Jay GaBany, Cosmotography  The Trifid Nebula (designated Messier 20 and NGC 6514) is a star-forming (H II) region of some 40 light-years across, located about 5,200 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Sagittarius (the Archer). It is [continue reading]

sep 082013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Star-Forming Region Messier 43

September 8, 2013 Messier 43, a star-forming region in Orion Image Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team. Messier 43 (also known as NGC 1982 or De Mairan’s Nebula, after its discoverer Jean-Jacques Dortous de Mairan) is a star-forming (H II) region of some [continue reading]

jul 032013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Emission Nebula NGC 604

July 3, 2013 NGC 604, an emission nebula in Messier 33 Image Credit: H. Yang (UIUC), J. Hester (ASU), HST/NASA/ESA NGC 604 is an emission nebula, a star-forming (H II) region of nearly 1,500 light-years across, located in a spiral arm of the Triangulum Galaxy (Messier 33), about 2.7 million light-years away from Earth in [continue reading]