mrt 272014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy IC 2560

  March 27, 2014 IC 2560, a barred spiral galaxy in Antlia Image Credit: Nick Rose, ESA/Hubble & NASA IC 2560 is a barred spiral galaxy with a diameter of about 121,000 by 78,000 light-years, located over 110 million light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Antlia (the Air Pump). It is speeding [continue reading]

mrt 242014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Elliptical Galaxy Messier 49

March 24, 2014 Messier 49, an elliptical galaxy in Virgo Image Credit: David W. Hogg, Michael R. Blanton, and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Collaboration Messier 49 (also known as NGC 4472 and Arp 134) is an elliptical galaxy of some 160,000 light-years across, located about 56 million light-years away from Earth in the equatorial [continue reading]

mrt 122014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 5033

  March 12, 2014 NGC 5033, a spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici Image Credit & Copyright: R. Jay GaBany, Cosmotography NGC 5033 is an unbarred spiral galaxy of more than 100,000 light-years across (about the same size as our own Milky Way), located some 43 million light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of [continue reading]

mrt 032014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Merging Galaxies NGC 2623

  March 3, 2014 NGC 2623, two merging galaxies in Cancer Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA; Processing: Martin Pugh  NGC 2623 (also known as Arp 243) is a pair of merging galaxies of roughly 50,000 light-years across, located about 253 million light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Cancer (the Crab), [continue reading]

jan 022014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: spiral galaxies NGC 4725 & 4712

January 2, 2014 NGC 4725 & NGC 4712, spiral galaxies in Coma Berenices Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler, Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Legacy Archive Color Data Courtesy: Adam Block, Bob Franke and Maurice Toet Image Assembly and Processing : Robert Gendler NGC 4725 is a barred spiral galaxy of more than 100 thousand light-years across, [continue reading]

nov 032013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Propeller Galaxy

November 3, 2013 The Propeller Galaxy, a barred spiral galaxy in Pegasus Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery/galaxies/NGC7479) The Propeller Galaxy (NGC 7479) is a barred spiral galaxy located about 105 million light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Pegasus (the Winged Horse), while it is racing away [continue reading]