Tag: Milky Way

Milky Way and Planets Near Opposition

In this early May night skyscape, a mountain road near Bursa, Turkey seems to lead toward bright planets Mars and Saturn and the center of our Milky Way Galaxy, a direction nearly opposite the Sun in planet Earth’s sky. The...

/ May 23, 2016

Milky Way Over Quiver Tree Forest

In front of a famous background of stars and galaxies lies some of Earth’s more unusual trees. Known as quiver trees, they are actually succulentaloe plants that can grow to tree-like proportions. The quiver tree name is derived from the...

/ May 16, 2016

Saturn and Mars visit Milky Way Star Clouds

After recently getting a telescope for my birthday I’m awaiting a clear night in the UK to gaze upon Mars and Saturn late at night. While I’m not sure my entry level scope can gather such amazing images, I’m excited...

/ May 13, 2016

Milky Way over the Pinnacles in Australia

This was my favourite view growing up in Australia. It was a fair distance away from where this picture was taken in a small town called Darwin, but the view was equally as spectacular on a clear night sky when...

/ February 18, 2016

Galaxies in the River

Just like large animals grow by eating smaller ones on Earth, our Milky Way galaxy grows by eating other smaller galaxies in the area. This isn’t a local phenomenon either, it happens throughout the Universe like a desperate monopoly player...

/ February 16, 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

Southern Craters and Galaxies

The most stunning part of this photograph for me is that it is a familiar site from my childhood. I grew up in Darwin, Northern Territory, and I remember on many camping trips looking up into the stars to see...

/ December 27, 2015