Sep 012013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Supernova Remnant N 63A

September 1, 2013 N 63A, a supernova remnant in the LMC Image Credit: NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Acknowledgment: Y.-H. Chu and R. M. Williams (UIUC) N 63A is a supernova remnant that spans over 25 light-years and is located in N 63, a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, [continue reading]

Aug 262013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: NGC 2074 and the Seahorse

August 26, 2013 NGC 2074 and the Seahorse in the Large Magellanic Cloud Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and Mario Livio (STScI) NGC 2074 is a large emission nebula with an embedded open star cluster (with the same designation, and which lies just off the top of the image) in the Large Magellanic Cloud – a small [continue reading]

Aug 172013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Emission Nebula N11

August 17, 2013 N11, an emission nebula in the LMC Image Credit: NASA, ESA and Jesús Maíz Apellániz (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain) LHA 120-N 11 (N11 for short, or the Bean Nebula for its distinctive overall shape) is a very bright emission nebula of more than 1,000 light-years across in the Large Magellanic [continue reading]

Jun 282013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Star Cluster NGC 2060

June 28, 2013 NGC 2060, a star cluster and supernova remnant in the LMC Image Credit: ESO NGC 2060 is an open star cluster, located about 170,000 light-years away close to the center of the Tarantula Nebula, a vast star-forming cloud of gas and dust in our neighboring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud, in the [continue reading]

Mei 182013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: N44C Emission Nebula

May 18, 2013 N44C, an emission nebula in the LMC Image Credit: Donald Garnett (University of Arizona) et al., Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) and NASA N44C is an emission nebula of about 125 light-years across in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small companion galaxy to our own Milky Way which lies about 157,000 light-years away [continue reading]

Apr 082013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Open Cluster NGC 2100

April 8, 2013 NGC 2100, an open cluster in the LMC Image Credit: ESO/David Roma NGC 2100 is an open cluster of around 15 million years old, located some 163,000 light-years away within the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, in the constellation of Dorado, the Swordfish. The cluster is [continue reading]