aug 122013
 
Anne's Image o the Day: Spiral Galaxy IC 342

August 12, 2013 IC 342, a spiral galaxy in Camelopardalis Image Credit: T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF IC 342 (also known as the Hidden Galaxy) is an intermediate spiral galaxy of some 60 thousand light-years across that lies approximately 10.7 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Camelopardalis (the [continue reading]

jun 292013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 2403

June 29, 2013 NGC 2403, a spiral galaxy in Camelopardalis Image Credit: Image Data: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Legacy Archive; Processing: Robert Gendler (http://www.robgendlerastropics.com) NGC 2403 is an intermediate spiral galaxy of some 50,000 light years across, located about 10.4 million light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Camelopardalis (the Giraffe), while it [continue reading]

feb 252013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Sculptor Galaxy

February 25, 2013 The Sculptor Galaxy, a bright intermediate spiral galaxy Image Credit: ESO/IDA/Danish 1.5 m/ R. Gendler, U. G. Jørgensen, J. Skottfelt, K. Harpsøe The Sculptor Galaxy (also known as the Silver Dollar Galaxy or NGC 253) is a bright intermediate spiral galaxy of about 70 thousand light-years across that lies some 11,4 million light-years [continue reading]

nov 172012
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Maffei 2

November 17, 2012 Maffei 2, a barred spiral galaxy in Cassiopeia Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA Maffei 2 (also known as UGCA 39) is a, heavily obscured, intermediate barred spiral galaxy of about 15,000 light-years across, located near the Galactic Plane, some 9.8 million light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia, far behind — but seemingly next to [continue reading]

okt 302012
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Fireworks Galaxy

October 30, 2012 The Fireworks Galaxy, a spiral galaxy in Cepheus and Cygnus Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://www.caelumobservatory.com/index.html) Today it’s my birthday, so let’s have a party with fireworks!! The Fireworks Galaxy (also known as NGC 6946, Arp 29, or Caldwell 12) is an intermediate spiral galaxy of about [continue reading]

okt 052012
 
Anne's Picture of the Day

October 5, 2012 Messier 66, an intermediate spiral galaxy in Leo Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://www.caelumobservatory.com/index.html) Messier 66 (also known as NGC 3627 and Arp 16) is an intermediate spiral galaxy of some 95,000 light-years across. The galaxy is about 36 million light-years away in the constellation of Leo, [continue reading]