Tag Archives: Hubble

An Image of What Was

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. A short thought that I wrote about five or so years ago when I bought my 8” Celestron telescope and aimed it at this object; the Eskimo Nebula. Object information below as … Continue reading

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The Beautifully Twisted M106

Photo Credit: NASA/ESA Hubble, Hubble Heritage team, Robert Gendler. Located relatively close (for a galaxy) at 23.5 million light years away in the constellation Canes Venatici, is this beautiful yet oddly shaped spiral galaxy named Messier 106 (M106). At first … Continue reading

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Cat’s Eye Nebula (Zoom)

Image credit & copyright: Josh Smith. Josh Smith http://www.catchingthecosmos.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catchingthecosmos/ Let’s sail off into this weekend with a great image by Josh Smith of New General Catalog 6543 (NGC 6543) or as it’s famously known, the Cat’s Eye Nebula, … Continue reading

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IRAS Ghost

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (Links below). It’s October and Halloween is once again upon us and to ring in fall’s favorite holiday I believe a few “spooky” space photos are in order. Let’s get creepy! This … Continue reading

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Hoag’s Object

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Named after its discoverer Arthur Hoag, Hoag’s Object is as strange as it is beautiful. Located (sit down for this one) 600 million light years away, when Arthur Hoag discovered this galaxy … Continue reading

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The Lone Wanderer; NGC 6503

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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Heart Broken NGC 922

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. 150 million light years away lies the remains of a cosmic murder. It appears that as we see it, NGC 922 here was (Cue the Bon Jovi music) shot through the heart … Continue reading

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