dec 042013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Planetary Nebula NGC 5307

December 4, 2013 NGC 5307, a planetary nebula in Centaurus Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) NGC 5307 is a planetary nebula of approximately 0.6 light-year across that lies within our Milky Way galaxy, somewhere between 7,000 and 10,000 light-years away from the Earth in the southern constellation of Centaurus (the [continue reading]

nov 302013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Planetary Nebula Abell 70

November 30, 2013 Abell 70, a planetary nebula in Aquila Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery/nebulae/Abell70) Abell 70 (also known as PN G038.1-25.4) is a planetary nebula that lies between 13,500 and 17,500 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Aquila (the Eagle). It is approaching us at [continue reading]

nov 262013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Jonckheere 900 Planetary Nebula

November 26, 2013 Jonckheere 900, a planetary nebula in Gemini Image Credit: Josh Barrington, ESA/Hubble & NASA Jonckheere 900 or J 900 (also known as PN G194.2+02.5) is a planetary nebula that lies about 16,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Gemini (the Twins, Castor & Pollux), while it is receding from us [continue reading]

nov 062013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Planetary Nebula HFG1

November 6, 2013 HFG1, a planetary nebula in Cassiopeia Image Credit: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF) HFG1 (also known as PK 136+05) is a faint, very old planetary nebula of a light-year or more across, located in the northern constellation of Cassiopeia (the Seated Queen). It was discovered [continue reading]

okt 282013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Planetary Nebula IC 5148

October 28, 2013 IC 5148, a planetary nebula in Grus Image Credit: ESO IC 5148 (also known as IC 5150 and nicknamed the Spare Tyre Nebula) is a planetary nebula of a couple of light-years across, located some 3,000 light-years away near the ‘neck’ of the southern constellation Grus (the Crane). It is moving towards [continue reading]

okt 172013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Helix Nebula

October 17, 2013 The Helix Nebula, a planetary nebula in Aquarius Image Credit: ESO/VISTA/J. Emerson Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit The Helix Nebula (also known as The Eye of God or NGC 7293) is a 10 thousand years old planetary nebula of about 5.75 light-years across, located roughly 700 light-years away from Earth in the [continue reading]