apr 242014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Reflection Nebula GM 1-29

  April 24, 2014 GM 1-29, a reflection nebula in Cepheus  Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Acknowledgement: Alexey Romashin GM 1-29 (also known as Gyulbudaghian’s Nebula, after Armen Gyulbudaghian, an Armenian astronomer who discovered this nebula in 1977) is a bluish fan-shaped, variable reflection nebula of about 0.2 light-year across, located over 1600 light-years from Earth in [continue reading]

mrt 162014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex

  March 16, 2014 The Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex, a dark nebula in Ophiuchus Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/WISE Team The Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex (Rho Oph for short, or the Ophiuchus Molecular Cloud, and pronounced ‘oh-fee-yoo-ki’ and named after a bright star in the region) is a dark nebula, an emission and reflection nebula of about [continue reading]

mrt 042014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Rosebud Nebula

March 4, 2014 NGC 7129, a reflection nebula in Cepheus Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Megeath (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) NGC 7129 (also known as the Rosebud Nebula) is a reflection nebula of about 10 light-years across, located some 3,330 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Cepheus (named after the King of Aethiopia in Greek mythology). [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 272013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Reflection Nebula vdB 152

September 27, 2013 VdB 152, a reflection nebula in Cepheus Image Credit: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF) VdB 152 (also known as Cederblad 201) is a blue reflection nebula that glows atop of a dark Bok globule (1) called Barnard 175. This complex, also called Wolf’s Cave, spans [continue reading]