jun 302014
Anne's Image of Today: Spiral Galaxy NGC 2775

  June 30, 2014 NGC 2775, a spiral galaxy in Cancer Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler NGC 2775 (also known as Caldwell 48) is a spiral galaxy of about 75 thousand light-years across, located some 55,5 million light-years away from the Earth in the constellation of Cancer (the Crab), while it is receding from us [continue reading]

jun 172014
Anne's Image of the Day: Barred Spiral Galaxy UGC 12158

  June 17, 2014 UGC 12158, a barred spiral galaxy in Pegasus Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA UGC 12158 is a barred spiral galaxy of about 140,000 light-years across, located some 400 million light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Pegasus (the Winged Horse). It is speeding away from us at approximately 9,289 kilometers [continue reading]

mrt 032014
Anne's Image of the Day: Merging Galaxies NGC 2623

  March 3, 2014 NGC 2623, two merging galaxies in Cancer Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA; Processing: Martin Pugh  NGC 2623 (also known as Arp 243) is a pair of merging galaxies of roughly 50,000 light-years across, located about 253 million light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Cancer (the Crab), [continue reading]

nov 272013
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 3982

November 27, 2013 NGC 3982, a spiral galaxy in Ursa Major Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA); Acknowledgment: A. Riess (STScI) NGC 3982 (also known as UGC 6918) is an intermediate spiral galaxy of some 30,000 light-years across, located approximately 68 million light-years away in the constellation of Ursa Major (the [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]