nov 092013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Lenticular Galaxy NGC 1316

November 9, 2013 NGC 1316, a giant lenticular galaxy in Fornax Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh Astrophotography NGC 1316 (also known as Fornax A or Arp 154) is a giant lenticular galaxy that lies around 62 million light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Fornax, while it is racing away from us [continue reading]

mrt 112013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Great Barred Spiral Galaxy

March 11, 2013 The Great Barred Spiral Galaxy in Fornax Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh Astrophotography (http://www.martinpughastrophotography.id.au/) NGC 1365, also known as the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy, is, as you would have guessed by its nickname, a huge barred spiral galaxy. It is over 200,000 light-years across, what makes it one of the largest [continue reading]

feb 232013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Irregular Galaxy NGC 1427A

February 23, 2013 NGC 1427A, an irregular galaxy in Eridanus Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) NGC 1427A is a dwarf irregular galaxy of more than 20,000 light-years long that lies about 52 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Eridanus, while it is receding from us at roughly [continue reading]