Daily Archive: August 24, 2012

Jupiter

Jupiter

Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System. It is surrounded by a huge number of satellites, the biggest ones were discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610. It is always a very rewarding...

Saturn

Saturn

Saturn is one the best objects visible up there. Its view is always breathtaking. Seeing its giant gaseous globe surrounded by its marvelous systems of rings is an unforgettable experience. This image was captured...

The Moon: a mosaic

The Moon: mosaic

The Moon is the only known natural satellite of our planet. With its distance of less than 400.000 km from the Earth, it is also the first step when climbing the cosmic ladder and...

The Moon: Tycho and Gassendi

The Moon: Tycho and Gassendi

  The Moon is the only known natural satellite of our planet. With its distance of less than 400.000 km from the Earth, it is also the first step when climbing the cosmic ladder...

The Moon: Ptolemaues

The Moon: Ptolemaues and surroundings

  The Moon is the only known natural satellite of our planet. With its distance of less than 400.000 km from the Earth, it is also the first step when climbing the cosmic ladder...

The full Moon

The Full Moon

The Moon is the only known natural satellite of our planet. With its distance of less than 400.000 km from the Earth, it is also the first step when climbing the cosmic ladder and...

M 13

M 13 – Her

M13 (more data), sometimes called the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules or the Hercules Globular Cluster, is a globular cluster of about 300,000 stars in the constellation of Hercules. It is one of th...

M 97 – UMa

Among the stars of Ursa Major, an “Owl” is lurking. This is the wonderful Messier 97 planetary nebula, also nicknamed after the mentioned bird for its typical shape by Lord Rosse. It was discovered...

M 27

M 27 – Vul

The wonderful planetary nebula Messier 27, well known as the “Dumb-Bell” nebula, was discovered by Charles Messier in 1764. Its distance is estimated in about 1200 light years and represents the final stages in...

NGC 6888 – Cyg

NGC 6888, also know as “Crescent Nebula”. It looks like a cosmic bubble about 25 light-years across, blown by winds from its central, bright, massive star.It was discovered by W. Herschel in 1792. This...

NGC 6960

NGC 6960 – Cyg

  NGC 6960 is part of the famous “Veil Nebula”, the remnant of a supernova exploded about 10.000 years ago. Its distance is estimated in about 1500 light years and it is apparently in...

M 1

M 1 – Tau

  Messier 1 (NGC 1952) is perhaps the most famous supernova remnant, after the supernova of 1054 in Taurus. It was first observed by John Bevis in 1731. Its distance is estimated in  6500...

NGC 891

NGC 891 – And

  Floating in space at about 30 millions of light years from us,  NGC 891 is superb edge-on spiral galaxy, discovered in 1784 by W. Herschel. Dust across the disk is clearly apparent in...

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