nov 172013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Messier 84 in Virgo

November 17, 2013 Messier 84, an elliptical or lenticular galaxy in Virgo Image Credit: Gary Bower, Richard Green (NOAO), the STIS Instrument Definition Team, and NASA/ESA Messier 84 (also known as NGC 4374) is either an elliptical galaxy, or a giant lenticular galaxy seen face-on, located some 60 million light-years away from Earth in the [continue reading]

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]

sep 262013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Lenticular Galaxy NGC 1023

September 26, 2013 NGC 1023, a lenticular galaxy in Perseus Image Credit: Jeff Johnson (http://jeffjastro.com) NGC 1023 (also known as Arp 135) is a barred lenticular galaxy of more than 50,000 light-years across, located roughly 34 million light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Perseus, while it is receding from us at about [continue reading]

sep 212013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Lenticular Galaxy Messier 85

September 21, 2013 Messier 85, a lenticular galaxy in Coma Berenices Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and R. Humphreys (University of Minnesota) Messier 85 (also known as NGC 4382) is a bright, somewhat elongated lenticular galaxy of some 125,000 light-years across, located roughly 60 million light-years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenices Hair), while [continue reading]

apr 042013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Overlapping Galaxies NGC 3314

April 4, 2013 NGC 3314, a pair of overlapping galaxies in Hydra Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA; Processing: Martin Pugh (http://www.martinpughastrophotography.id.au/) NGC 3314 is actually a pair of overlapping galaxies that lie 117 million (NGC 3314A) and 140 million (NGC 3314B) light-years away in the southern constellation of Hydra. They are separated by [continue reading]