mei 042014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Open Cluster NGC 6604

  May 4, 2014 NGC 6604, an open star cluster in Serpens Cauda Image Credit: ESO NGC 6604 (the bright grouping of stars towards to the upper left of this image) is a very young open star cluster with an age of some 4-5 million years in the star-forming (H II) region Sh2-54, located about 5,540 [continue reading]

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Anne's Image of the Day: Dust Pillar the "Spire"

  March 21, 2014 The Spire, a dust pillar in the Eagle Nebula Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA) The Spire is a pillar of cold gas and dust – looking like a winged fairy-tale creature poised on a pedestal – of about 9.5 light-years high within the Eagle Nebula (Messier [continue reading]

aug 132013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Flaming Skull Nebula

August 13, 2013 The Flaming Skull Nebula, a planetary nebula in Serpens Cauda Image Credit: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF) The Flaming Skull Nebula (Sharpless 68 or Sh2-68) is a large planetary nebula located in the northern part of the constellation of Serpens Cauda, the Serpent’s Tail. (The [continue reading]