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Dwarf Galaxy IC 2574 - Coddington's nebula

Eddington’s Nebula (IC 2574) is a faint dwarf irregular galaxy which is receding from us at a speed of just 55 km/sec. It is about 50 thousand light-years across and located some 12 million light-years away in the northern constellation Ursa Major. 111 more words

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Messier 1 - Remnants of a star that exploded almost 1000 years ago

Messier 1 (aka. M1, NGC 1952, Sharpless 244, and the Crab Nebula) is a supernova remnant located in the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy, roughly 6500 light years from Earth. 213 more words

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Sh2-239 and LDN1551

Sh2-239 is a reflection nebula and a collection of Herbig-Haro objects embedded in the dark cloud LDN1551. The brightest part of Sh2-239 is catalogued as the Herbig-Haro object HH102. 71 more words

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NGC 5033, NGC 5005

This picture shows the unbarred spiral galaxy NGC 5033, located about 40 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici. The galaxy is similar in size to our own galaxy, the Milky Way, at just over 100 000 light-years across. 319 more words

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Arp 104 - Keenan's System

Arp 104, also known as Keenan’s System, is a pair of luminous interacting galaxies consisting of NGC 5216, an elliptical, and NGC 5218, a disturbed disk galaxy and joined by a stellar bridge. 119 more words

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My Astronomy Adventure to Australia in August 2019

My lifelong dream had been seeing and observing the marvelous southern sky, to see the southern Milky way, Magellanic clouds, Coalsack and all other wonders of the southern sky! 3,429 more words


NGC 1365

Object Details:

Designation:  NGC 1365                   Constellation:   Fornax
Visual magnitude:   +9.6                   Apparent size:  12′  x 6′
Diameter:   197,000 light years.     Distance:   56 million light years

This wonderful barred spiral is a member of the Fornax cluster of galaxies. 290 more words

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