Category Archives: Astronomy (Learning)

Globular Star Cluster 47 Tuc

Images credit: 1st image; NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. 2nd image; ESA Gaia data. The southern globular star cluster 47 Tuc has been labeled as the “Jewel of the Southern Sky” and for good reason. With an apparent magnitude of 4.9 … Continue reading

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Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 3344

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Located 22.5 million light years away in the constellation of Leo Minor is this beautiful barred spiral galaxy cataloged as NGC 3344. Hubble has done a terrific job as usual, capturing the fine details … Continue reading

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Masterpiece in the Sky

Image credit & copyright: Goran Strand. On occasion, and if you live in a favorable location, you are given the opportunity to witness one of the greatest natural phenomenon offered to us here on Earth by the universe; the aurora. … Continue reading

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Total Lunar Eclipse Tomorrow Night!

Images and illustrations credit & copyright: Eclipse images are mine and illustrations are via Sky & Telescope. Head’s up! Sunday, January 20, (tomorrow night) and into the morning of Monday, January 21, 2019, the Earth will pass directly between the Sun … Continue reading

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Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6217

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This incredible image of barred spiral galaxy NGC 6217 was the first image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope after the completion of STS-125 Atlantis’s Hubble Servicing Mission 4 (HSM4). This galaxy … Continue reading

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January’s Total Lunar Eclipse

Images and illustrations credit & copyright: Eclipse images are mine and illustrations are via Sky & Telescope. Head’s up! On Sunday, January 20, and into the morning of Monday, January 21, 2019, the Earth will pass directly between the Sun … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Nebula (zoom)

Image credit & copyright: Rolf Geissinger: http://stern-fan.de/Seiten/frameset_eng.htm NASA APOD for this image: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120410.html I hope you’ve all had an amazing 2018 thus far and let’s finish strong with something a little seasonal.  The Christmas Tree Cluster (also called Christmas Tree Nebula) is cataloged … Continue reading

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