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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘M74’

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

If not perfect, then this spiral galaxy is at least one of the most photogenic. An island universe of about 100 billion stars,   M74: The Perfect Spiral Credit & Copyright: Descubre Foundation, Calar Alto Observatory, OAUV, DSA, V. Peris (OAUV), J. L. Lamadrid (CEFCA), J. Harvey (SSRO), S. Mazlin (SSRO), I. Rodriguez (PTeam), O. L. (PTeam), J. Conejero (PixInsight). Explanation: If not perfect, then this spiral galaxy is at least one of the most photogenic. An island ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—January 12, Moon and stars of Aries

Sky Tonight—January 12, Moon and stars of Aries point to Phantom galaxy

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Practiced stargazers sometimes use three stars of the constellation Aries the Ram to find an elusive galaxy – M74 – also known as the Phantom galaxy. As seen from the world this evening, the first quarter moon shines in front of the constellation Pisces the Fishes, not far at the Aries/Pisces border. The three stars mentioned above are to the moon’s upper left tonight. They depict the head of Aries ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight, January 22, 2010: Moon and stars of

Earthsky Tonight, January 22, 2010: Moon and stars of Aries point to a hard-to-see galaxy

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org As seen from North America this evening, the fat waxing crescent moon shines in front of the constellation Pisces the Fishes, not far at the Aries/Pisces border. The three stars to the moon’s upper left depict the head of Aries the Ram. In their order of brightness, these stars are Hamal, Sheratan and Mesarthim. The star Eta Piscium in Pisces may be hard to see tonight because of the moonlit glare, but this star ... Full Story

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