March 12, 2017[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Christoph Kaltseis, CEDIC 2017]
Tightly gathered within… Continue reading
While drifting through the cosmos, a magnificent interstellar dust cloud became sculpted by stellar winds and radiation to assume a recognizable shape. Fittingly named the Horsehead… Continue reading
Near first quarter, the Moon in March lights this snowy, rugged landscape, a view across the top of Tenerife toward La Palma in the Canary… Continue reading
In fact it shares the 1.5 degree wide field-of-view with two well-known entries in the 18th… Continue reading
A few days ago, a bright fireball was photographed from the Alps mountain range in Switzerland as it blazed across the sky.
The fireball, likely from the Taurids meteor shower, was notable… Continue reading
A star cluster around 2 million years young surrounded by natal clouds of dust and glowing gas, M16 is also known as The Eagle Nebula.
This beautifully detailed image of the region… Continue reading
Fittingly named the Horsehead Nebula, it is some 1,500 light-years… Continue reading
The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first object on Charles Messier’s famous 18th century list of things which are not comets. In fact, the Crab is now known to be… Continue reading
NGC 660 is featured in this cosmic snapshot, a sharp composite of broad and narrow band filter image data from the Gemini North telescope on Mauna… Continue reading
The center of the Lagoon Nebula is a whirlwind of spectacular star formation. Visible near the image center, at least two long funnel-shaped clouds, each roughly half… Continue reading