Category Archives: Astronomy (Learning)

Messier 104, Sombrero Galaxy

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The Sombrero Galaxy or M-104 is located about 28 million light years away in the constellation of Virgo. In this Hubble Space Telescope, 6 photo mosaic, we view this spiral galaxy edge-on … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Uranus

Image credit & copyright: NASA/JPL Voyager 2. Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 13:21 EDT (17:21 UTC) the ice giant, Uranus will reach opposition which means now is the time to observe the seventh planet. Located in the constellation Pisces, the … Continue reading

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Bull Headed

Image credit & copyright: Jerry Lodriguss. In Greek mythology the Hyades were the five daughters of the titan, Atlas and Aethra and are the half-sisters of the Pleiades who are in turn, the daughters of Pleione and Atlas. In our … Continue reading

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Messier 81 (M81) Bode’s Galaxy

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, GALEX Space Telescope & Spitzer Space Telescope. CLICK image for larger view and look below for information and related links. This image of the brilliant spiral galaxy M81 comes from a collaboration … Continue reading

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The Great American Eclipse is Here!

Illustration credit & copyright: Stephen Mudge. This is pretty much a repost of the May write up but I want to make sure the information is out there if you haven’t been inundated by it already.  Look all the way … Continue reading

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The Land Down Under; A Perspective Anew

Image credit & copyright: Sean Parker. Let’s kick our weekend off with a new image from Sean Parker that he captured during a recent trip to Australia. Let me paint you a picture here, not that you need me to … Continue reading

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Galaxy on Edge

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Here’s a beautiful edge-on view of a spiral galaxy cataloged at NGC 5866. Located 45 million light years away in the constellation Draco, this galaxy presents us with a wonderful opportunity to … Continue reading

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