Tag Archives: Hubble Space Telescope

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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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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Edge-On Galaxy NGC 4452

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. 60 million light years away in the constellation Virgo is this beautiful example of an edge-on spiral galaxy. NGC 4452 as its cataloged is roughly 35,000 light years in diameter which isn’t even half … Continue reading

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Galactic Sunflower

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Located 27 million light years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (the hunting dogs) is this beautiful spiral galaxy cataloged as Messier 63, the “Sunflower Galaxy.” In this close up view of the … Continue reading

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A Spirit in Perpetual Night

Image credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA). Acknowledgement: J. Hughes (Rutgers University). Located roughly 150,000 light years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) in the constellation Dorado, a spirit wanders in perpetual night, only observing stars … 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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