Category Archives: Stars (Non-Sun Related)

The Speedy Barnard’s Star

Image credit & copyright: Daniel LaShomb. Here’s an interesting star that doesn’t look like much but it’s not what it looks like, it’s what it does.  I captured this image last week and not only is this not the first … Continue reading

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Albireo the Beautiful Summer Double

Image credit & copyright: Daniel LaShomb. Here’s the beautiful Beta Cygni or as it’s famously known, Albireo that I captured last week. This incredible summer double star resides about 430 light years away in the constellation Cygnus the swan. The … Continue reading

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Bright Light, Bright Light!

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. To an astronomer (even us amateurs), nothing is more annoying than light pollution or that neighbor that just won’t turn off their floodlights on the side of the house. Well here we … Continue reading

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Cepheid Variable Star RS Puppis from Hubble

Image credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-Hubble/Europe Collaboration. Residing about 6,500 light years away in the southern constellation Puppis is this magnificent and seemingly mysterious object, shrouded in a cocoon of stellar material. This image comes to … Continue reading

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Reflection Nebula IC 4605

Image credit & copyright: Adam Block/Mt Lemmon Sky Center/University of Arizona. Roughly 400 light years away in the constellation Scorpius the scorpion, and in the amazing Rho Ophiuchi Complex is this beautiful blue reflection nebula cataloged as IC 4605. With … 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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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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