mrt 222014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 4157

  March 22, 2014 NGC 4157, a barred spiral galaxy in Ursa Major Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery/galaxies/ngc4157) NGC 4157 (also known as UGC 7183) is a barred spiral galaxy of some 105,000 light-years across (about the same size as our Milky Way galaxy), located about 35.6 million light-years [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]

sep 092013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Cigar Galaxy

September 9, 2013 The Cigar Galaxy, a starburst galaxy in Ursa Major Image Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA) Acknowledgment: J. Gallagher (University of Wisconsin), M. Mountain (STScI) and P. Puxley (NSF) Messier 82 (also known as the Cigar Galaxy, NGC 3034 or Arp 337) is an edge-on spiral galaxy that lies [continue reading]

sep 062013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy Messier 108

September 6, 2013 Messier 108, a barred spiral galaxy in Ursa Major Image Credit & Copyright: Ken Crawford, Rancho Del Sol Observatory  Messier 108 (also known as NGC 3556) is a barred spiral galaxy of some 100,000 light-years across that lies about 45 million light-years away in the northern constellation of Ursa Major (the Great [continue reading]

aug 102013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Polar Ring Galaxy NGC 2685

August 10, 2013 NGC 2685, a polar ring galaxy in Ursa Major Image Credit & Copyright: Ken Crawford, Rancho Del Sol Observatory (http://www.imagingdeepsky.com) NGC 2685 (also known as the Helix Galaxy or Arp 336) is a polar ring galaxy of about 50,000 light-years across, located some 42 million light-years away from Earth in the northern [continue reading]

jul 292013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 3953

July 29, 2013 NGC 3953, a spiral galaxy in Ursa Major Image Credit: Tom and Gail Haynes/Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery) NGC 3953 is a barred spiral galaxy of about 111,400 light-years across, located some 56 million light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Ursa Major (the Great Bear), while it [continue reading]