jan 012014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Wreath Nebula

January 1, 2014 The Wreath Nebula, an emission nebula in Perseus Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/WISE Team The Wreath Nebula (also known as Barnard 3 or IRAS Ring G159.6-18.5) is an emission nebula and H II region of about 22 light-years across (ring diameter), located only some 1,000 light-years away within our Milky Way galaxy in the Perseus [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]

aug 242013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Reflection Nebula NGC 1333

August 24, 2013 NGC 1333, a reflection nebula in Perseus Image Credit: R. A. Gutermuth (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) et al./JPL-Caltech/NASA NGC 1333 is a diffuse reflection nebula of about 4 light-years across, that is less than a million years old. It is located only about 1,000 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Perseus, [continue reading]

jul 222013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Firework Nebula

July 22, 2013 The Firework Nebula, a nova remnant in Perseus Image Credit: Tiina Liimets (the Tartu Observatory in Estonia), et al. The Firework Nebula (also known as GK Persei) is a nova remnant, an expanding cloud of gas and dust of about 0.7 light-year across, formed by Nova Persei 1901, a nova which exploded [continue reading]

jun 042013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Star Cluster IC 348

June 4, 2013 IC 348, an open star cluster in Perseus Image Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Muzerolle (STScI), E. Furlan (NOAO and Caltech), K. Flaherty (Univ. of Arizona/Steward Observatory), Z. Balog (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy), and R. Gutermuth (Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst) IC 348 (also known as IC 1985) is a 2 million year old [continue reading]

mei 012013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Reflection Nebula VdB 24

May 1, 2013 vdB 24, a reflection nebula in Perseus Image Credit: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF) vdB 24 is a faint, blue reflection nebula that lies roughly 1,140 light-years away in the constellation of Perseus, in the same galactic region as the California Nebula ( Sh2-220). The [continue reading]