- Partial Lunar Eclipse by Rolf Olsen
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In June 2010 there was a partial lunar eclipse that was photographed by the excellent astronomer Rolf Wahl Olsen. A partial lunar eclipse occurs when the shadow of the Earth covers part of the Moon. When.....

- Galaxy NGC 3175
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The image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope shows a spiral galaxy in the foreground cataloged as NGC 3175. This galaxy is the main member of a group of galaxies that bears its name, NGC 3175 Cluster of galaxies, a galactic cluster close to the Group Local, to which the Milky Way belongs. This group contains two large spiral galaxies and numerous lower mass satellite galaxies. Galactic clusters are.....

- NGC 7380 by Sara Wager
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NGC 7380 is a very young open star cluster. The surrounding nebula that we see in Sara Wager's excellent image is listed by Stewart Lane Sharpless as Sh2-142. However, the first to observe this harmos and enigmatic object was Caroline Herschel in 1787. The set of stars and nebulosity was nicknamed by astronomers as the Wizard's Nebula, which in its .....

- Comet C / 2019 Q4 (Borisov)
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Comet C / 2019 Q4 (Borisov), also known as 21 / Borisov, is the second interstellar object known to arrive from and pass through our Solar System. The Hubble Space Telescope revisited the comet shortly after its closest approach to the Sun. There it was subjected to a greater degree of heating than the comet had ever experienced, after spending most of its life in the extreme cold of space. interstellar. The comet was.....

- NGC 6188 by Roberto Colombari
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Astronomer Roberto Colombari's detailed image shows a cloud of hydrogen gas and dark dust tendrils cataloged as NGC 6188. The emission nebula receives ultraviolet radiation from nearby stars, which ionizes the hydrogen gas seen here in red. , making it visible in optical light. The bright open star cluster NGC 6193, visible to the naked eye to observers on Earth, is responsible for the reflection.....

- Galaxy LEDA 47660
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This swirling mass of gas, dust and celestial stars, is a moderately luminous spiral galaxy called LEDA 47660 and ESO 021-G004 among other designations, and is located just under 130 million light years away from the Milky Way. This galaxy has something known as an active galactic nucleus, although this phrase sounds complex, this simply means that astronomers measure a lot of radiation at all wavelengths coming from the center of the.....

- NGC 100 by Martin Germano
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The image of the excellent astronomer Martin C Germano, shows a spiral galaxy that poses almost edge-on. Cataloged as NGC 100, it is located about 60 million light years from the Milky Way and is located in the Constellation of Pisces. It measures 2 x 0.3 arc minutes in the sky and is observed with an inclination of 30º. NGC 100 is located near the celestial equator and as such is at least partially visible from.....

- A frEGG in Cassiopeia
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In its search for clues to star formation, the Hubble Space Telescope is observing frEGGs more frequently. This Hubble image shows a special kind of star formation nursery known as free-floating evaporative gas globules, known as frEGG for short, this particular one is formally known as J025157.5 + 600606. When a massive new star begins to shine while still within the cool molecular cloud from which it formed, its energetic radiation can...

- Star Trail by Lynn Hilborn
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The striking image of the astronomer Lynn Hilborn, presents the trail left by the stars due to the rotation of the Earth, which is concentrated in the celestial north pole where the North Star resides. But the Pole Star is not always the same, with the passage of time the stars move in our sky and Polaris changes position. Currently, the pole star in the northern hemisphere is α Ursae Minoris, which, located at the.....

- Galaxy NGC 4455
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This handful of celestial diamonds form a spiral galaxy called NGC 4455, which is located in the Constellation Coma Berenices, just north of the Constellation Virgo, where the colossal Virgo Cluster of galaxies made up of more than 2,000 galaxies is located. NGC 4455 has an elongated shape, a property of elliptical galaxies. The bright blue dots are concentrations of.....

- Altair, Alshain and Tarazed
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Astronomer Alan Dyer's excellent image features three bright stars located in the constellation Aquila. A wide-field image that also shows several dark clouds cataloged by Barnard, the first to name dark clouds and include them in the now famous Barnard Catalog. Altair, seen here in blue color near the center, is the brightest star in the.....

- UGC 2885
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Despite its gigantic size, researchers call it a gentle giant, because it appears to have been sitting quietly for billions of years, possibly drinking hydrogen from the filamentary structure of intergalactic space. This is driving the modest star birth in progress at a rate half that of our Milky Way. In fact, its central supermassive black hole is also a sleeping giant, because the galaxy does not appear to.....

- The Milky Way over the Spanish Peaks
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The diagonal band that falls between these mountains is actually the central region of our galaxy, the Milky Way, while the twin peaks are actually called the Spanish Peaks, but they are located in Colorado, United States Although each Spanish peak is made up of a slightly different type of rock, its formation is approximately 25 million years old. The Comanches called it Huajatolla, which means Double Mountain. They are.....

- Galaxy NGC 1022
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This peculiar galaxy streaked with tendrils of reddish dust is captured here in great detail by the Hubble Space Telescope. The galaxy is known as NGC 1022 and is officially classified as a barred spiral galaxy. In this image you can see the star bar at the center of the galaxy, with swirling arms emerging from its ends. This bar is much less prominent than on some of its barred cousins and gives the galaxy a rather squat appearance; but the.....

- Quadrantids by Petr Horálek
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Although ESO astronomer Petr Horálek's excellent image shows a large number of deep space objects with absolute clarity, the goal was to photograph the Quadrantids or Quadrantid meteor shower. This is a highly active meteor shower. Its appearance occurs between January 1 and 5, and its maximum is on the 3rd of the same month. Its zenith hourly rate makes it one of the most active rains of the year along with the Perseids, which are...

- Galaxy NGC 2525
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In this image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, the most subtle details of the spiral galaxy cataloged as NGC 2525 can be appreciated. This beautiful galaxy captivates demanding looks, it is located in the Constellation of Puppis, which together with the constellations of Carina and Vela , forms an image of the Argo from ancient Greek mythology. Another type of monster, a supermassive black hole, lurks at the center of NGC 2525. Almost all....

- NGC 7764A by Judy Schmidt
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NGC 7764A is a spiral galaxy dramatically deformed by interaction with neighboring galaxies. Astronomer Judy Schmidt's excellent image shows the tidal tails that billow out of the galaxy carrying stars and interstellar material made up mostly of gas and dust, traveling far from the center of the galaxy. NGC 7764A is located in the Constellation of Phoenix and is located on the celestial equator, so its location in the sky is more.....

- Galaxy NGC 7541
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The galaxy in this Image is a barred spiral known as NGC 7541, seen here as the Hubble Space Telescope sees it, it is located in the Constellation Pisces. A barred spiral is a galaxy with spiral arms that rotate indefinitely, and a bright center pierced by a bar of gas and stars. This bar directly crosses the central region of the galaxy and is believed to revitalize the region, sparking activity and fueling processes that would otherwise.....

- Clouds in Cepheus by Terry Hancock
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Cepheus is not only a constellation dominated by star clusters and supernova events, it also contains a lot of gas and dust that fill seemingly empty spaces to the naked eye. This spectacular wide-field image by astronomer Terry Hancock shows one of these regions where bright, dark clouds proliferate and intermingle with energetic stars. In the field of view, a bright blue star is seen near the center, it is.....

- Spiral Galaxy NGC 2008
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The spiral galaxy NGC 2008 poses in this image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, with its ghostly spiral arms reaching out. This galaxy is located about 425 million light years from Earth, and is located in the constellation of Pictor. Discovered in 1834 by astronomer John Herschel, NGC 2008 is classified as an Sc-type galaxy by Hubble, a system used to describe and classify the various morphologies of galaxies. The S indicates that....

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