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]

sep 182013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy Messier 88

September 18, 2013 Messier 88, a spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery/Galaxies/M88) Messier 88 (also known as NGC 4501) is a spiral galaxy of about 130,000 light-years across, located almost 60 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice’s Hair), while [continue reading]

aug 022013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945

August 2, 2013 NGC 4945, a barred spiral galaxy in Centaurus Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler (http://www.robgendlerastropics.com) NGC 4945 is a barred spiral galaxy of some 80,000 across, located about 11,7 million light-years away in the southern constellation of Centaurus (the Centaur), while it is receding from us at approximately 563 kilometers per second. [continue reading]

okt 142012
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Circinus Galaxy

October 14, 2012 Circinus Galaxy, an active spiral galaxy in Circinus Image Credit: Andrew S. Wilson (U. Maryland) et al., WFPC2, HST, NASA Circinus Galaxy (ESO 97-G13), is an active spiral galaxy (Type Seyfert II), located about 13 million light-years away in the Circinus constellation, just below the Galactic plane. The Circinus Galaxy is one [continue reading]