NGC 1569 in Camelopardalis

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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 spectrum is blueshifted, which means that NGC 1569 is moving toward our solar system, unlike most other galaxies, which have redshifted spectra and are therefore moving away from us (because the universe is expanding).
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The Night Sky in June

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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
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