dec 282013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Emission Nebula NGC 6820

December 28, 2013 NGC 6820, an emission nebula surrounding NGC 6823 Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler (http://www.robgendlerastropics.com) NGC 6820 (also known as Sh 2-86) is an emission nebula that surrounds the open cluster NGC 6823, located some 6,000 light-years away from Earth in the faint northern constellation of Vulpecula (the Fox), near the Dumbbell [continue reading]

nov 252013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Open Cluster Messier 103

November 25, 2013 Messier 103, an open cluster in Cassiopeia Image Credit: Hillary Mathis, N.A.Sharp/NOAO/AURA/NSF Messier 103 (also known as NGC 581) is a young, about 25 million years old, open cluster of about 15 light-years across, located 8,000 to 9,500 light-years away from the Earth in the northern constellation of Cassiopeia (the Seated Queen). [continue reading]

nov 082013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Star Cluster R136

November 8, 2013 R136, a star cluster in the Tarantula Nebula Image Credit: F. Paresce (INAF-IASF), R. O’Connell (U. Virginia), ESA, Hubble & NASA R136, formally known as RMC 136 (Radcliffe obs., Magellanic Clouds), is a young, massive star cluster surrounded by glowing clouds of some 100 light-years across. It lies near the center of [continue reading]

okt 312013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Galactic Ghoul

October 31, 2013 The Galactic Ghoul, a spooky cloud in Cygnus Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/S.Carey (Caltech) The Galactic Ghoul (designated DR 6) is a star-forming cloud of gas and dust that is home to a young open star cluster, located some 3,900 light-years away in the northern constellation of Cygnus (the Swan). The DR 6 nebula is [continue reading]

okt 252013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Butterfly Cluster

October 25, 2013 The Butterfly Cluster, an open cluster in Scorpius Image Credit: N.A.Sharp, Mark Hanna, REU program/NOAO/AURA/NSF The Butterfly Cluster (also known as Messier 6 or NGC 6405) is a bright open star cluster of some 12 light-years across, located around 1,600 light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Scorpius (the Scorpion). [continue reading]