Tag Archives: NOAO

Fire In The Unicorn

Image Credit & Copyright: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and N.S. van der Bliek (NOAO/AURA/NSF) Located roughly 2,700 light years away in the constellation Monoceros the Unicorn; is this beautiful region known as Monoceros R2 (Mon R2) with the … Continue reading

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A Swan’s Scars (Zoom)

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/JPL/Caltech/ Galaxy Evolution Explorer GALEX. GALEX Explorer page for this ultraviolet wavelength image: http://www.galex.caltech.edu/media/glx2012-01r_img01.html Sometime in the past, between 5,000 and 8,000 years ago, a massive star at least ten or twenty times the mass of … Continue reading

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Ghost of Phoenix

Image Credit & Copyright: T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF. CLICK the photo to view full size and see below for info and links. Alright all, this will more than likely be my final Halloween post so … Continue reading

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A GHOST IN A GALAXY OF BILLIONS

Image Credit & Copyright: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF) This image is of planetary nebula HDW-3 and it’s a highly evolved, ancient planetary nebula in the constellation Perseus. The faint appearance is due … Continue reading

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A NEWBORN SEES THE UNIVERSE

Image Credit & Copyright: Travis Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN & NOAO/AURA/NSF Been a very busy week for me so my apologies on the slow rate of content but that being said this is still my 300th post of … Continue reading

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IC 1396A ELEPHANT TRUNK NEBULA

IC 1396A ELEPHANT TRUNK NEBULA Image Credit & Copyright: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF). CLICK for larger image and look below for information and links. As promised, let’s delve deeper into the heart … Continue reading

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THE SERPENT ON THE HUNT

THE SERPENT ON THE HUNT Image Credit & Copyright: T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, T. Abbott and NOAO/AURA/NSF. CLICK image for larger view and look below for links and information. What a stunning image of what appears to be (with … Continue reading

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