sep 052013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Prawn Nebula

September 5, 2013 IC 4628, an emission nebula in Scorpius Image Credit & Copyright: Michael Sidonio (http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002) IC 4628 (also known as the Prawn Nebula or Gum 56) is a large, faint emission nebula of about 250 light-years across, located some 6,000 light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Scorpius (the Scorpion). Hot, [continue reading]

apr 192013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Nebula the Dark Tower

April 19, 2013 The Dark Tower, a cometary globule in Scorpius Image Credit & Copyright: Don Goldman, Astrodon Imaging (http://www.astrodonimaging.com) The Dark Tower is an elongated dark cloud of dust and gas of about 40 light-years across, located some 5,000 light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Scorpius. Silhouetted against a crowded star field, [continue reading]