nov 282013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Hind's Variable Nebula

November 28, 2013 Hind’s Variable Nebula, a variable nebula in Taurus Image Credit NOT Adam Block, what I thought. Does anybody know who made this image? Hind’s Variable Nebula (also known as NGC 1555, Sh2-238 or HH 155) is a variable nebula of about 4 light-years across, located some 400 light-years away from Earth at the edge [continue reading]

nov 022013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Herbig-Haro object 151

November 2, 2013 HH 151, a Herbig-Haro object in Taurus Image Credit: Gilles Chapdelaine, ESA, Hubble & NASA HH 151 (Herbig-Haro object 151) is a bright jet of glowing material, trailed by an intricate, orange-hued plume of gas and dust, located some 460 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Taurus (the Bull), near [continue reading]

okt 132013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Taurus Molecular Cloud

October 13, 2013 The Taurus Molecular Cloud, a stellar nursery Image Credit: Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory (FCRAO), Gopal Narayanan / Mark Heyer The Taurus Molecular Cloud (TMC) is a star-forming region located only about 450 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Taurus (the Bull). The vast cloud is one of the nearest [continue reading]

mei 122013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Merope Nebula

May 12, 2013 The Merope Nebula, a reflection nebula in Taurus Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler (http://www.robgendlerastropics.com) The Merope Nebula (also known as NGC 1435 and Tempel’s Nebula, after the German astronomer Wilhelm Tempel who discovered the nebula on October 19, 1859) is a diffuse reflection nebula of about 4 light-years across, located some [continue reading]

apr 012013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Interacting Galaxies NGC 1409 & 1410

April 1, 2013 NGC 1409 & NGC 1410, two interacting galaxies in Taurus Image Credit: NASA and W.C. Keel (University of Alabama) NGC 1409 (right) and NGC 1410 (left), together also known as UGC 2821, are two interacting galaxies located about 300 million light-years away in the constellation of Taurus, the Bull. Their centers are [continue reading]

jan 272013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Spaghetti Nebula

January 27, 2013 The Spaghetti Nebula, a supernova remnant in Taurus Image Credit: Digitized Sky Survey, ESA/ESO/NASA FITS Liberator Color Composite: Davide De Martin (Skyfactory) The Spaghetti Nebula (designated Simeis 147 and Sh2-240) is an extremely faint, fairly large supernova remnant of about of 150 light-years across, located some 3,000 light-years away in the constellation [continue reading]