Category Archives: Astrophotography (DSOs)

NGC 5023; A Shower of Diamonds

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This beautiful edge-on spiral galaxy may only be roughly half the size of our Milky Way but the resolution that Hubble delivers is just amazing. What’s great about this image is that … Continue reading

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How Far Away is the Milky Way’s Farthest Star?

Images credit & copyright: Uniview by SCISS Data: SOHO (ESA & NASA), John Bochanski (Haverford College) and Jackie Faherty (American Museum of Natural History and Carnegie Institute’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism). The Milky Way, our home star city is a … Continue reading

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The Southern Ring Nebula

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. At only about 2,000 light years away, the Southern Ring Nebula is one of the closer planetary nebulae to us here on vantage point Earth. Located in the Southern constellation Vela, this nearly half … Continue reading

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Mysteries of Messier 83

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. 15 million light years across space-time toward the constellation Hydra the serpent, you will find this beautiful 55,000 light year diameter mess of a star city cataloged as barred spiral galaxy, Messier 83 or … Continue reading

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The Beauty of NGC 1398

Image credit & copyright: European Southern Observatory (SEO) Very Large Telescope (VLT). Roughly 65 million light years is the 130,000 light year diameter spiral galaxy cataloged as NGC 1398. As is usually the case, its name hides the true beauty … Continue reading

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NGC 3370 and Friends

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Located roughly 98 million light years away in the constellation Leo is this beautiful grand design spiral galaxy cataloged as NGC 3370 shown here in amazing HD thanks to the orbiting legend in the … Continue reading

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Gems in the LMC

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Back in March of 2006 Hubble aimed its 8 ft. (2.4m) eye at the Southern Hemisphere’s greatest night sky prize, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC); specifically at this beautiful star forming region … Continue reading

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