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#UMPlus - C / 2020 M3 (Atlas) by David Lindemann
Comet C / 2020 M3 (Atlas) was discovered by the near-Earth asteroid warning system called ATLAS, which detected this comet on June 27, 2020 when it was shining with a magnitude of 18.8. As of the date of this article, it is not bright enough to be seen with the naked eye, however simple binoculars can capture it well. For those who do not have adequate optics, the.....
#UMPlus - Arp 86
This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows Arp 86, a peculiar duo of interacting galaxies that lies about 220 million light-years from the Milky Way and is located in the constellation of Pegasus. Arp 86 is composed of the galaxies NGC 7752 and NGC 7753. The large spiral galaxy that dominates this image is NGC 7753, and its smallest companion is NGC 7752. The tiny companion galaxy almost appears to be attached to NGC 7753, and it is this a.....
#UMPlus - The Hyades by Roberto Colombari
The Hyades is the name by which the star cluster closest to Earth is known, but it is also known by its catalog numbers such as Melotte 25, Collinder 50 or Caldwell 41. It is located at a distance of 151 light years from the System Solar and has a diameter of about 75 light-years, while the prominent central cluster of bright stars is 10 light-years across. Its center contains 80 stars, in addition to one of the.....
#UMPlus - NGC 6819
NGC 6819, seen here in an image from the Digitized Sky Survey, is an open star cluster that is located at a distance of about 7,200 light years from Earth and is located in the Constellation Cygnus, very close to the border with the Constellation Lyra. . NGC 6819 contains about 24 stars that individually shine between magnitudes 10 and 12, although it also contains many more lower-brightness members. The age of NGC 6819 is estimated to be about.....
#UMPlus - NGC 1385
NGC 1385 is a spiral galaxy located at a distance of about 68 million light years from the Milky Way and is located in the Constellation of Fornax. The largest diameter is about 72,000 light years and the smallest about 44,000 light years, so it can be said that it is not a very large galaxy. It was discovered by William Herschel on November 17, 1784, and later observed by John Herschel on.....
#UMPlus - NGC 6960 by Lynn Hilborn
Lynn Hilborn's detailed image shows the western part of the Veil Nebula, cataloged as NGC 6960 is popularly known as the Witch's Broom Nebula. About 8,000 years ago a star exploded and lit up Earth's sky day and night for weeks. After that short period of time it began to fade into the remnant trace of the supernova explosion that took place before human history began. Today it still continues to expand and gain color as it.....
#UMPlus - Sh2-43 ionized region
There is little data that we can collect from the scientific literature for Sh 2-43. Only the Sharpless Catalog itself identifies it as an ionized region, the RCW Catalog places it a short distance from RCW 156, and Galaxy Map records Sh 2-43 as RCW 156. The Digitized Sky Survey image places Sh 2-43 at the center, hover over the image or click on touch screens to identify it. Galaxy map indicates that it is in the same direction as.....
#UMPlus - Stars and nebulae in Cygnus
Astronomer Alan Dyer's extraordinary image shows a large star field in the Constellation Cygnus. From the Cocoon Nebula IC 5146, to the bright open cluster Messier 39, while in the center of the image stands a large cloud of molecular hydrogen ionized by radiation from the young and hot nearby stars. The light is distributed throughout the frame, but there are also some dark clouds that stand out because they are in.....
#UMPlus - The open cluster NGC 2164
This image shows the open star cluster NGC 2164 located in the Constellation of Doradus, which was discovered by the Scottish astronomer James Dunlop on September 27, 1826. It is an open cluster of the Large Magellanic Cloud LMC, a neighboring galaxy of the Milky Way which is located at a distance of about 160,000 light years from the Solar System. The Large Magellanic Cloud is said to be a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way because.....
***#UMPlus - NGC 5084 by Martin Pugh***
NGC 5084, seen here in an image by astronomer Martin Pugh, is a lenticular galaxy located at a distance of about 80 million light years from the Milky Way and located in the constellation Virgo. From its apparent size and distance it is deduced that it has a diameter of about 200,000 light years. It is one of the largest and most massive galaxies in the Virgo Supercluster. At an inclination of 86º with respect to.....
***#UMPlus - Barnard 175 and VdB 152***
The image taken with the Mosaic wide-field camera installed on the Mayall 4-meter telescope, located at the Kitt Peak National Observatory, shows the reflection nebula VdB 152 on a dark Bok globule, and the dark Barnard cloud 175. In addition, Embedded in the upper right of the nebula is the herbig-Haro object cataloged as HH 450, a jet emitted by a newly formed star. The thin filaments seen here in red in the upper right of the....
#UMPlus - Hoštiná Star Party
For decades, every year a wonderful tradition reaches the Hoštiná hills, where dozens of astronomy enthusiasts meet astronomers from the Hoštiná Star Party. organized by Púchovský Eko-Astro club. Despite the light pollution of the city of Púchov, in Slovakia. But undoubtedly everyone enjoys the beauty of the night sky with their children next to a campfire and the tents set up for the occasion, always close to.....
#UMPlus - Globular Cluster NGC 6717
This star-filled image was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, and shows NGC 6717, which is more than 20,000 light-years away from the Solar System and located in the constellation Sagitarius. NGC 6717 is a globular cluster, a nearly spherical collection of stars held together tightly by gravity. Globular clusters contain more stars in their centers than in their outer fringes, as this.....
#UMPlus - IC 2431 by Judy Schmidt
IC 2431, seen here in an image by astronomer Judy Schmidt, is a galaxy located at a distance of about 686 million light years from the Milky Way and is located in the constellation Cancer. Its smallest diameter is 80,000 light years and the largest diameter is about 135,000 light years. It was discovered by Stephane Javelle on February 24, 1896. Obviously it is not a single galaxy, but a group of e.....
#UMPlus - Arp 91
This Image presents two galaxies that interact so intertwined that they have a collective name, they are called Arp 91. This delicate galactic dance takes place in the Constellation of Serpens more than 100 million light years away from the Milky Way and was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The two galaxies that comprise Arp 91 are listed separately, the lower galaxy, which looks like a bright spot in this image, is known as NGC 5953, and the.....
#UMPlus - California by Terry Hancock
The California Nebula, cataloged as NGC 1499 and Sh2-220, was captured by astronomer Terry Hancock using narrow and wide band filters with a 60 megapixel QHY600 full-frame monochrome CMOS camera mounted on a Takahashi 130 FSQ APO refracting telescope. The results exceeded the expectations of the astronomer, who subsequently processed the raw data with Pixinsight, the stars were excluded using a.....
#UMPlus - Hickson 86
Space can be a lonely place, however some galaxies can be accompanied, this is what happens with this galactic quartet that make up HCG 86, observed here with the VST Survey Telescope. The four galaxies, located about 270 million light years from the Milky Way and located in the direction of the Constellation Sagitarius, are seen from the perspective of the Earth arranged in a triangular shape, with three of them in a straight line and.....
#UMPlus - NGC 2183 by Adam Block
NGC 2183, seen here in an excellent image by astronomer Adam Block, is a reflection nebula and an HII region ionized by hot, young nearby stars. It is located in the southeast of the Monoceros Constellation and was discovered by Bindon Blood Stoney in 1850. The region is full of young stellar objects or Herbig Haro, which may explain the emission of hydrogen-alpha near the nebula. Right next to it is the.....
#UMPlus - NGC 4217
The Hubble Space Telescope has closely observed the spiral galaxy NGC 4217, located at a distance of 60 million light years from the Milky Way. The galaxy is seen almost edge-on and is a perfect candidate for studying the nature of the dust structures located in the galactic disk, as well as the gas patterns above and below the plane of the galaxy, seen here. as brown wisps emerging from NGC 4217. These tentacle-shaped filaments are visible in the.....
#UMPlus - Cometary Blood Cells in Puppis by Robert Gendler
Cometary globules CG 30, CG 31, CG 31B, CG31C and CG 38 appear as finger-like extensions that extend in different directions, hover over the image or click on touch screens to identify the globules and discover which ones they are. the brightest stars in the field of view. Although cometary globules are found in the northern and southern skies, more of these structures can be seen in.....
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