dec 082013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy Messier 90

December 8, 2013 Messier 90, a large spiral galaxy in Virgo Image Credit & Copyright: Paul and Daniel Koblas/NOAO/AURA/NSF/Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery) Messier 90 (also known as NGC 4569) is a large spiral galaxy of some 165 thousand light-years across, located about 60 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of [continue reading]

dec 032013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy Messier 91

December 3, 2013 Messier 91, a barred spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices Image Credit: NOAO/AURA/NSF Messier 91 (also known as NGC 4548) is a barred spiral galaxy of some 85,000 light-years across, located about 63 million light-years away from the Earth in in the southern part of the constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice’s Hair). It [continue reading]

nov 172013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Messier 84 in Virgo

November 17, 2013 Messier 84, an elliptical or lenticular galaxy in Virgo Image Credit: Gary Bower, Richard Green (NOAO), the STIS Instrument Definition Team, and NASA/ESA Messier 84 (also known as NGC 4374) is either an elliptical galaxy, or a giant lenticular galaxy seen face-on, located some 60 million light-years away from Earth in the [continue reading]

okt 112013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy Messier 99

October 11, 2013 Messier 99, a spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery/Galaxies/M99) Messier 99 (also known as NGC 4254) is an unbarred spiral galaxy located approximately 50 million light-years away from Earth in the southern part of the constellation Coma Berenices (Berenice’s Hair). It is [continue reading]

sep 212013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Lenticular Galaxy Messier 85

September 21, 2013 Messier 85, a lenticular galaxy in Coma Berenices Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and R. Humphreys (University of Minnesota) Messier 85 (also known as NGC 4382) is a bright, somewhat elongated lenticular galaxy of some 125,000 light-years across, located roughly 60 million light-years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenices Hair), while [continue reading]

sep 182013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy Messier 88

September 18, 2013 Messier 88, a spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery/Galaxies/M88) Messier 88 (also known as NGC 4501) is a spiral galaxy of about 130,000 light-years across, located almost 60 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice’s Hair), while [continue reading]