sep 302013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy IC 5052

September 30, 2013 IC 5052, a barred spiral galaxy in Pavo Image Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA Acknowledgement: S. Meunier IC 5052 is an edge-on barred spiral galaxy that lies some 25 million light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Pavo (the Peacock), while it is receding from us at about 584 kilometers per [continue reading]

mei 022013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 6872

May 2, 2013 NGC 6872 in Pavo, the largest known spiral galaxy Image Credit: Sydney Girls High School Astronomy Club, Travis Rector (Univ. Alaska), Ángel López-Sánchez (Australian Astronomical Obs./ Macquarie Univ.), Australian Gemini Office NGC 6872 (also known as the Condor Galaxy) is a giant barred spiral galaxy located about 210 million light-years away from Earth [continue reading]