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NASA39s Astronomy Picture Of The Day M46 Plus Two t

NASA39s Astronomy Picture Of The Day M46 Plus Two t



Stars Young and Old Credit & Copyright: Chris Hetlage Explanation: Galactic or open star clusters are relatively young swarms of bright stars born together ...

Messier 88

NGC 2438 and the Calabash Nebula

This two tiny planetary nebulae appear within the borders of the open cluster M46 in constellation Puppis. In the upper right corner is NGC 2438 and in the ...

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Messier 46 - Image Courtesy of David Davies

Hubble Space Telescope mosaic image assembled from 24 individual Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 exposures taken in October 1999, January 2000, and ...

Calder3 SA-package IMG_123946_1MB handyMeasure 2-and-half-hours-orion-v3

Sirius is the brightest star in Canis Major (The Greater Dog) and serves as a jumping off point to find three easy binocular star clusters — M41, M46 and ...

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Open clusters are loose groups of bright, young stars formed from gas and dust in the Milky Way's spiral arms.

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Wide-field view of Canis ...

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For example, many begin with the continuing question of peak oil and gas — still our main sources of energy.

5) East or left of Sirius, about double the distance between Sirius and the star Mirzam (which is just to its right, or west), lie two star clusters, M46 ...

Image Credit, The Jewel Box in perspective - Image credit: ESO, NASA/ESA, Digitized

Messier 96

... in the link in a photo from NASA/JPL-Caltech) and NGC 6872 (in a photo from NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2)).


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M101 is visible now that Ursa Major is out of the light pollution and temporarily cloud free. Large round glow that seems to take on hints of spiral arm ...

I hadn't been out for an all-nighter in a long time, hadn't had a long solo observing session in over a year, and ...

Just a degree or two above and to the left is M67, which is full of a bunch of stars very much like our own sun.

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M46 on the 15/03/17 at 20:00pm.

Image credit: N. Tokimasa and H. Naito of Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory, via http://www.nhao.jp/research/gallery/videos/hdv_messier.html.

m107,globular cluster,ngc 6171

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Messier 103

Image credit: NASA / ESA / Hubble Space Telescope, via the Hubble Legacy Archive and Wikimedia Commons user FabianRRRR.

Messier 74

Here's a composite of Jupiter and the Galilean moons – the planet was overexposed in the original to get the moons to show up, so I replaced it with the ...

However, this wide-angle nightscape shows the real orientation of the comet, high in the sky ...

Messier Monday: An All-Season Cluster, M35 – Starts With A Bang! – Medium

Leo and the Spring Stars Rising

A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.

... with a patch of sky appearing to “turn on” and off.

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Airglow is a layer of nighttime light emissions caused by chemical reactions, light of electronically and/or vibration-rotationally excited atoms and ...

In case you didn't know, one of Jupiter's belts was missing. I didn't know until September, when I started imaging Jupiter again.

Panoramic view of Múrtega Creek and Milky Way in Noudar Park

The trio of beams from the Smoky ...

The ...

Zodiacal light is a dim, glowing cone of light that sometimes extends from the horizon along the ecliptic just after twilight. The phenomenon is a result of ...

Image credit: Jeff Hester and Paul Scowen (Arizona State University), and NASA/ESA, via http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9544a/.

Putting a very wide-field eyepiece into the scope (a 22mm Nagler in this case), we find that we can, indeed, see both M47 and nearby M46.

Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion, dots a backwards question mark of stars known as the Sickle. If you trace all the Leonid ...

My telescope showed the beautiful tiny (and distant) cluster near M35 called NGC 2168. M35 is at the upper right corner of the picture below.

... Earth is threatened with a civilization-ending or mass-extinction-level impact, is is also only a matter of time until we stop thinking of astronomy ...

Image credit: Mike Keith's delightful (a)periodic table of Messier objects!

Limiting magnitude was 6.7 high in the sky, while the horizons were compromised by smoke and haze (May 31 is likely the last day outdoor burning will be ...

The Andromeda Galaxy in high-energy X-ray and ultraviolet light (released 5 January 2016).

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The NP101 makes a stunning rich field instrument. As shown above, the 55 plossl provides around 10x, and just over a 5 degree true field of view, ...

... is climbing all the way to the Zenith and from there, if there is a truly dark night, you can see the Milky ...

Orion OB-1c BlackS.jpg

... (H-alpha) emits (which is the predominate emission of many nebula) and provides tremendous contrast by excluding all other wavelengths of light.

My other telescope is a Skywatcher refractor, about 3.5 inches I think (120 mm). Being Canadian I was raised in imperial measures but having gone through ...

Saturn image by Tom Dobbins

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