Monthly Archives: September 2016

Hoag’s Object

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Named after its discoverer Arthur Hoag, Hoag’s Object is as strange as it is beautiful. Located (sit down for this one) 600 million light years away, when Arthur Hoag discovered this galaxy … Continue reading

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Pumpkins in Pittsburgh

Images credit & copyright: Me, Daniel LaShomb. Feel free to use and abuse as always with credit. I’m not entirely happy with these images but I also really like them and the idea behind it. In these images I drove … Continue reading

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You Know Orion Always Comes up Sideways?

Image credit & copyright: Daniel LaShomb. Just because I was at the famous Robert Frost Farm in Derry New Hampshire last night and Orion happened to be in the neighborhood, I give you, Robert Frost…….. The Star Splitter By: Robert Frost. “You … Continue reading

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The Lone Wanderer; NGC 6503

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope Located 17 million light years away in the constellation Draco (The Dragon) is this beautifully active galaxy cataloged as NGC 6503. Vast regions of orange (usually pink but unusual filters were used) … Continue reading

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Heart Broken NGC 922

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. 150 million light years away lies the remains of a cosmic murder. It appears that as we see it, NGC 922 here was (Cue the Bon Jovi music) shot through the heart … Continue reading

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A Long Time Ago In a Galaxy Far Far Away

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Here’s a beautiful and interesting image from the Hubble Space Telescope of a pair of overlapping galaxies cataloged as 2MASX J00482185-2507365 but don’t let the boring name fool you because this duo … Continue reading

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ESA Releases Gaia’s First Sky Map and its Beautiful

Images credit & copyright: ESA/Gaia/DPAC. This week, Wednesday, September 14 the European Space Agency (ESA) released the first series of data from their Gaia spacecraft in its ambitious plan to create a 3Dmap of more than a billion stars. This … Continue reading

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