Month: January 2016

Hidden Galaxy IC 342

Similar in size to large, bright spiral galaxies in our neighborhood, IC 342 is a mere 10 million light-years distant in the long-necked, northern constellation Camelopardalis.  A sprawling island universe, IC 342 would otherwise be a prominent galaxy in our...

/ January 31, 2016

Star Cluster R136 Bursts Out

In the center of star-forming region 30 Doradus lies a huge cluster containing some of the largest, hottest, and most massive stars known. These stars, known collectively as star cluster R136, were captured in the featured image in visible light...

/ January 25, 2016
Saturn ISS

International Space Station Transits Saturn

From low Earth orbit to the outer Solar System, this remarkable video frame composite follows the International Space Station’s transit of Saturn. On January 15, the well-timed capture from a site near Dulmen, Germany required telescope and camera to be...

/ January 24, 2016

Tim Kopra enters space

As of just now the Astronaut Tim Kopra, Flight Engineer, has reached Space after launching on the December 15, 2015. Tim Kopra is from USA and for more information you can read all about it on

/ January 19, 2016
NGC 1300

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300

Big, beautiful, barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300 lies some 70 million light-years away on the banks of the constellation Eridanus. This Hubble Space Telescope composite view of the gorgeous island universe is one of the largest Hubble images ever made...

/ January 10, 2016

Comets and Bright Star

This timely, telescopic, two panel mosaic spans about 10 full moons across planet Earth’s predawn skies. Recorded as the year began from Tenerife, Canary Islands, near the top of the frame are the faint coma and tail of Comet Borrelly...

/ January 7, 2016

The Lagoon Nebula in Hydrogen Sulfur and Oxygen

Looking closely you can see bright spots within the Lagoon Nebula. This is dust and gas collapsing down to form new stars. The majestic Lagoon Nebula is filled with hot gas and the home for many young stars. Spanning 100...

/ January 6, 2016

Dust of the Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula is located just south of Orions Belt in the constellation of Orion. The dust that surrounds it is the result of a previous super nova that forcibly sent its elements outwards and now awaits the force of...

/ January 1, 2016

Doomed Star Eta Carinae

It would be a wonderful event in our lifetime if Eta Carinae were to go super nova.  When a star goes super nova it emits enough energy to be seen during the day even with the Sun shinning bright. Eta...

/ January 1, 2016