sep 102013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Open Star Cluster Haffner 18

September 10, 2013 Haffner 18, an open star cluster in Puppis Image Credit: ESO Haffner 18 is an open star cluster that lies in the center of the emission nebula NGC 2467, some 19,200 light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Puppis (the Stern). Its age is somewhat controversial, some considering it to [continue reading]

mei 292013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Cometary Globule CG4

May 29, 2013 CG4, a cometary globule in Puppis Image Credit: T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, T. Abbott and NOAO/AURA/NSF CG4 (also known as The Hand of God) is a cometary globule that lies about 1,300 light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Puppis (the Stern). Its “head” is some 1.5 light-years across, [continue reading]

apr 062013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Star Cluster Messier 46

April 6, 2013 Messier 46, a star cluster in Puppis Image Credit & Copyright: Roth Ritter, Dark Atmospheres Astrophotography (http://www.darkatmospheres.com/astro) Messier 46 (also known as NGC 2437) is an open cluster of about 30 light-years across, located some 5,400 light-years away in the southern constellation of Puppis, while it is receding from us at 41.4 [continue reading]

feb 042013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Planetary Nebula NGC 2440

February 4, 2013 NGC 2440, a planetary nebula in Puppis Credit: NASA, ESA, K. Noll (STScI) Acknowledgment: Hubble Heritage Team (STScI / AURA) NGC 2440 is a planetary nebula of about 1½ light-years across, located some 4,000 light-years away in the constellation of Puppis. It is moving away from us at approximately 62.7 kilometers per [continue reading]

jan 312013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Emission Nebula NGC 2467

January 31, 2013 NGC 2467, an emission nebula in Puppis Image Credit: ESO NGC 2467 (sometimes referred as the “Skull and Crossbones”) is an emission nebula with an age of a few million years at most, located some 13,000 – 17,000 light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Puppis (the Stern). It is [continue reading]

jan 192013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Supernova Remnant Puppis A

January 19, 2013 Puppis A, a middle-aged supernova remnant Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/WISE Team Puppis A is a middle-aged supernova remnant of about 10 light-years in diameter, located some 7,000 light-years away in our Milky Way, in the constellation of Puppis. The supernova explosion took place — and would have been seen on Earth as a [continue reading]