Tag Archives: Dwarf Galaxy

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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What a Wonderful Mess

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Go home dwarf, you’re drunk. No, I’m not talking about Tyrion Lannister though it would fit the description; I’m talking about this busy dwarf galaxy cataloged as UGC 8201, 15 million light years away … Continue reading

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NGC 6503: The Lone Wanderer

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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THE BLOB IN THE BEAR

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Any idea what this is? Nope, it’s not a huge globular star cluster; it’s actually an entire galaxy. Ok, calling it a galaxy may need a little clarification. It’s what’s known as … Continue reading

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HUBBLE VIEWS DWARF GALAXY ESO 540-31 FROM 11 MILLION LIGHT YEARS

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope & Luca Limatola. Dwarf galaxies are hidden gems of the local universe.  When I say hidden, in this case I actually mean it as these objects are usually just too dim to … Continue reading

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BARNARDS GALAXY; A MEMBER OF THE EXCLUSIVE LOCAL GROUP

BARNARDS GALAXY; A MEMBER OF THE EXCLUSIVE LOCAL GROUP Image Credit & Copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO). CLICK image for larger view and look below for information and links. Beyond the rich star fields of the Milky Way you will … Continue reading

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