okt 102013
Anne's Image of the Day: The Orion Nebula

October 10, 2013 The Orion Nebula, an emission and reflection nebula in Orion Image Credit & Copyright: Oliver Czernetz The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42 or NGC 1976) is a diffuse emission and reflection nebula of about 24 light-years across, located 1,344 ± 20 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Orion [continue reading]

nov 142012
A Separate Star Cluster Found in Front of the Orion Nebula Cluster

  Using images from the 340 Mpx MegaCam camera on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) from the summit of Mauna Kea, astronomers identified the massive cluster of young stars NGC 1980 to be a clearly separate entity from the main cluster of the most studied star formation region in the Galaxy. A technique relying on the [continue reading]