jul 292014
 
Anne's Image of Today: Spiral Galaxy NGC 514

  July 29, 2014 NGC 514, an intermediate spiral galaxy in Pisces Image Credit: Curt Harris/NOAO/AURA/NSF and Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery) NGC 514 is an intermediate spiral galaxy, located about 95.9 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Pisces (the Fishes), while it is receding from us at approximately 2,472 kilometers per [continue reading]

dec 312013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Fireworks Galaxy

December 31, 2013 Especially for the last day of the year!!! The Fireworks Galaxy, a spiral galaxy in Cepheus/Cygnus Image Credit & Copyright: Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), Hubble Legacy Archive; Processing: Robert Gendler (http://www.robgendlerastropics.com) The Fireworks Galaxy (NGC 6946 or Arp 29) is an intermediate spiral galaxy of about 75 thousand [continue reading]

dec 052013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 247

December 5, 2013 NGC 247, an intermediate spiral galaxy in Cetus Image Credit: ESO NGC 247 (nicknamed the Needle’s Eye Galaxy) is an elongated intermediate spiral galaxy (although it’s sometimes classified as a dwarf spiral galaxy) of some 70 thousand light-years across, located about 11.1 million light-years away in the constellation of Cetus (the Whale), while [continue reading]

nov 272013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 3982

November 27, 2013 NGC 3982, a spiral galaxy in Ursa Major Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA); Acknowledgment: A. Riess (STScI) NGC 3982 (also known as UGC 6918) is an intermediate spiral galaxy of some 30,000 light-years across, located approximately 68 million light-years away in the constellation of Ursa Major (the [continue reading]

sep 162013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy Messier 96

September 16, 2013 Messier 96, a spiral galaxy in Leo Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery) Acknowledgement: R. Jay GaBany (http://www.cosmotography.com) Messier 96 (also known as NGC 3368) is an intermediate spiral galaxy of some 100,000 light-years across (about the size of our Milky Way), located about 31 million light-years away from Earth in [continue reading]

sep 042013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy Messier 65

September 4, 2013 Messier 65, a spiral galaxy in Leo Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery/Galaxies/M65) Messier 65 (also known as NGC 3623) is an intermediate spiral galaxy of some 100,000 light-years across that lies approximately 35 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Leo (the Lion), while [continue reading]