dec 092013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Dark Cloud Barnard 68

December 9, 2013 Barnard 68, a dark cloud in Ophiuchus  Image Credit: ESO Barnard 68 (named after the American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard) is a molecular cloud, dark absorption nebula or Bok globule of about half a light-year across and a mass about twice that of the Sun, located within our Milky Way galaxy, only [continue reading]

nov 072013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Globular Cluster Messier 10

November 7, 2013 Messier 10, a bright globular cluster in Ophiuchus Image Credit: ESA/NASA Messier 10 (also known as NGC 6254) is a bright, very large globular cluster of about 83 light-years across that lies some 14,300 light-years away from Earth in the central region of the constellation of Ophiuchus (the Serpent-Bearer), while it is [continue reading]

aug 282013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Globular Cluster Messier 19

August 28, 2013 Messier 19, a globular cluster in Ophiuchus Image Credit: Doug Williams, REU Program/NOAO/AURA/NSF Messier 19 (also known as NGC 6273) is a globular cluster of some 140 light-years across, located about 28,700 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Ophiuchus (the Serpent-bearer). It is receding form us at approximately 135 kilometers [continue reading]

aug 202013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex

August 20, 2013 The Rho Ophiuchi Cloud, a dark nebula in Ophiuchus Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/WISE Team The Rho Ophiuchi Cloud complex (Rho Oph for short, or the Ophiuchus Molecular Cloud) is a dark nebula of gas and dust within our Milky Way that is located about 460 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of [continue reading]

aug 182013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Globular Cluster Messier 12

August 18, 2013 Messier 12, a globular cluster in Ophiuchus Image Credit & Copyright: Michael Gariepy/NOAO/AURA/NSF & Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery) Messier 12 (also known as NGC 6218) is a globular cluster of approximately 75 light-years across, located about 15,700 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Ophiuchus (the Serpent-bearer), while [continue reading]

aug 072013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Globular Cluster Messier 14

August 7, 2013 Messier 14, a globular cluster in Ophiuchus Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler (http://www.robgendlerastropics.com) Messier 14 (also known as NGC 6402) is a slightly elliptical globular cluster of about 100 light-years across, located some 30,300 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Ophiuchus (the Serpent-bearer). It is one of Charles Messier’s [continue reading]