sep 042013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy Messier 65

September 4, 2013 Messier 65, a spiral galaxy in Leo Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery/Galaxies/M65) Messier 65 (also known as NGC 3623) is an intermediate spiral galaxy of some 100,000 light-years across that lies approximately 35 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Leo (the Lion), while [continue reading]

aug 042013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Leo Triplet of Galaxies

August 4, 2013 The Leo Triplet, a small group of galaxies in Leo Image Credit & Copyright: Roth Ritter, Dark Atmospheres Astrophotography The Leo Triplet (also known as the M66 Group or Arp 317) is a small group of interacting galaxies, located about 35 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Leo (the [continue reading]