Tag Archives: Universe

Blue Hued NGC 1309

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the Hubble Legacy Archive & processed by the great night sky imager Martin Pugh. Located nearly 100 million light years away in the constellation Eridanus is the wonderful spiral galaxy NGC1309.  At about … Continue reading

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ESA Releases Gaia’s First Sky Map and its Beautiful

Images credit & copyright: ESA/Gaia/DPAC. This week, Wednesday, September 14 the European Space Agency (ESA) released the first series of data from their Gaia spacecraft in its ambitious plan to create a 3Dmap of more than a billion stars. This … Continue reading

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Orion’s Forgotten Gem

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Brace yourselves, winter is coming; and we all know what that means. That’s right, long dark nights and new opportunities to aim our telescopes at some of the greatest features in the … Continue reading

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The Water Fall Nebula (Zoom)

The universe is an intriguing and mysterious place and every new bit of information comes with many more questions attached to it. I, like so many others believe this is one of the greatest aspects to learning.  The more that … Continue reading

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Light, Camera, Can’t See the Action

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. To an astronomer, nothing is more annoying that light pollution or that neighbor that just won’t turn his floodlights off at night. Well here we have a different iteration of that same … Continue reading

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Tis the Season for Zodiacal Light; Take a Shot at the “Tall Twilight”

Image Credit & Copyright: Yuri Beletsky. Where do we even begin here? When you’re one of the most prolific night sky imagers out there, it’s hard to meet the bar you have raised for yourself time and time again but … Continue reading

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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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