mrt 292014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Herbig–Haro objects HH1 and HH2

  March 29, 2014 HH1 and HH2, gas jets from a proto-star in Orion Image Credit: J. Hester (Arizona State University), the WFPC 2 Team and NASA/ESA Herbig–Haro objects HH1 (left) and HH2 (right) are gas jets from a proto-star, located about 1,500 light-years away from Earth in the equatorial constellation of Orion (the Hunter), [continue reading]

dec 262013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Orion's Belt

December 26, 2013 Orion’s Belt, an asterism in Orion Image Credit: Digitized Sky Survey, ESA/ESO/NASA FITS Liberator Color Composite: Davide De Martin (Skyfactory) Orion’s Belt or the Belt of Orion is an asterism in the constellation of Orion (the Hunter). It consists of the three bright white-blue stars (from east to west or from left [continue reading]

dec 022013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Herbig-Haro Object 110

December 2, 2013 HH 110, a Herbig-Haro object in Orion Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) HH 110 (Herbig-Haro object 110) is a narrow jet of gas and matter of about 0.5 light-year long that lies about 1,500 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Orion (the Hunter). A star [continue reading]

okt 102013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Orion Nebula

October 10, 2013 The Orion Nebula, an emission and reflection nebula in Orion Image Credit & Copyright: Oliver Czernetz The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42 or NGC 1976) is a diffuse emission and reflection nebula of about 24 light-years across, located 1,344 ± 20 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Orion [continue reading]

okt 092013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Horsehead Nebula & NGC 2023

October 9, 2013 The Horsehead Nebula & NGC 2023 in Orion Image Credit: ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit Credit for Hubble Data: HLA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Composite Assembly and Processing: Robert Gendler The Horsehead Nebula (Barnard 33), a diffuse dark nebula and, to its lower left, the 4 light-years wide bright blue [continue reading]

sep 082013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Star-Forming Region Messier 43

September 8, 2013 Messier 43, a star-forming region in Orion Image Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team. Messier 43 (also known as NGC 1982 or De Mairan’s Nebula, after its discoverer Jean-Jacques Dortous de Mairan) is a star-forming (H II) region of some [continue reading]