dec 282013
Anne's Image of the Day: Emission Nebula NGC 6820

December 28, 2013 NGC 6820, an emission nebula surrounding NGC 6823 Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler ( NGC 6820 (also known as Sh 2-86) is an emission nebula that surrounds the open cluster NGC 6823, located some 6,000 light-years away from Earth in the faint northern constellation of Vulpecula (the Fox), near the Dumbbell [continue reading]

feb 242013
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Dumbbell Nebula

February 24, 2013 The Dumbbell Nebula, a planetary nebula in Vulpecula Image Credit & Copyright: R. Jay GaBany ( The Dumbbell Nebula (designated Messier 27 or NGC 6853) is a very bright planetary nebula with a radius of about 1.44 light-year, located some 1,360 light-years away in the northern constellation of Vulpecula (the Fox), while [continue reading]