Hubblesite.org has released a video with the highlights of the night sky in October. They include: Jupiter prominently rising in the east at 9 pm the Pegasus constellation directly overhead Andromeda constellation and its two famous Messier objects, M31 (Andromeda Galaxy) and M32 Mars rising in the eastern sky before the dawn the Orionid meteor … [Read more…]
NGC 1569 is a dwarf irregular galaxy found in the Camelopardalis constellation. It is one of the best known starburst galaxies in the sky. It was first discovered by William Herschel on November 4, 1788. NGC 1569 has an apparent visual magnitude of 11.9 lies at a distance of 11 million light years. The galaxy’s … [Read more…]
HubbleSite.org has released a video with the June night sky highlights: the evening and morning planets, summer constellations, star clusters, brightest stars and a partial solar eclipse on June 1. Watch the clip below. EVENING & MORNING PLANETS Saturn – southwestern sky – 10 pm Jupiter – eastern sky – 5 am CONSTELLATIONS
The Boötes Dwarf Galaxy, also known as Boötes I, is a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way. It lies approximately 197,000 light years from Earth. It is located in the constellation Boötes, the Herdsman.
The Stingray Nebula, or Henize 1357 (Hen 3-1357), is the youngest planetary nebula known. It is located in Ara constellation. The nebula lies approximately 18,000 light years from Earth. The nebula’s coordinates are 17h 16m 21.071s (right ascension) and -59°29’23.64” (declination). Its apparent visual magnitude is 10.75.
The Phantom Streak Nebula (NGC 6741) is a planetary nebula located in Aquila constellation (the Eagle). It lies approximately 7,000 light years from Earth.
The Helix Nebula is a large planetary nebula located approximately 695 light years from Earth in Aquarius constellation. It is the nearest bright nebula to our solar system. The nebula’s striking appearance earned it the nickname the Eye of God. The Helix Nebula is a popular object for amateur astronomers and can be observed with binoculars, … [Read more…]