Posts Tagged ‘nasa telescope’

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The Andromeda Galaxy is one of the most photogenic and a subject I return to many times.

For more information on the Andromeda Galaxy. See post https://petesfavouritethings.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/

These photos taken using the of NASA telescope.

Moon shots

Posted: February 11, 2015 in Astronomy
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Some recent photos of the Moon

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Taken with the Bradford Robotic telescope and The Harvard NASA telescope

Some photos of the Orion Nebula taken with the Harvard NASA telescope

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M15

Posted: January 21, 2014 in Astronomy
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M15 (aka NGC7078) is a globular cluster seen in the constellation Pegasus. At an estimated 12 billion years old it is the oldest known globular cluster in the Milky Way. It is also one of the most densely packed and has more than 100,000 stars contained within it. It is 33,600 light years from earth and has a diameter of 175 light years.

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photo taken using the Harvard NASA telescope

New Hubble image of star cluster Messier 15
Photo of M15 taken by the Hubble telescope (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hubble_esa/)

Ring Nebula

Posted: November 25, 2013 in Astronomy
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Some filtered shots from the Harvard NASA telescope showing the Red hues at the outside of the ring and the Green and Blue hues in the central part of the Nebula.

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A copy of a Hubble telescope image of the Ring Nebula

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Photo by Hubble Heritage (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hubble-heritage/)

Ring Nebula

Posted: November 21, 2013 in Astronomy
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The Ring nebula (aka Messier 57 or NGC6720) is a planetary nebula found in the constellation Lyra. It is caused by a shell of ionised gas, which has been expelled from a red giant star in the process of turning into a white dwarf. The inner ring gives a blue-green hue, whilst the outer rings give a reddish hue, something which can just be seen in the close-up photos. The nebula is 2300 light years from Earth and measurements have shown that the gas ring is expanding all way from the central star.

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Some great photographs of the Ring Nebula taken by the Hubble telescope can be seen at
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/science/ring-nebula.html

These photos were taken using the Harvard NASA telescope

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The Andromeda Galaxy is one of the most photogenic and a subject I return to many times.

For more information on the Andromeda Galaxy. See post https://petesfavouritethings.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/

These photos taken using the of NASA telescope.

Sun

Posted: September 9, 2013 in Astronomy
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Moon

Posted: August 5, 2013 in Astronomy
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Pictures taken using Harvard NASA telescope

Todays pictures are of the Eagle Nebula (M16/NGC6611). This is a much photographed object especially since the amazing photographs taken by the Hubble telescope (see http://hubblesite.org/gallery/tours/tour-m16/ ).

The Eagle Nebula is 6,500 light years from Earth and about 9,5 light years across. It has several active star forming regions.

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The photogenic nature of the nebula has led it to appear in films and on TV. In well known series it appeared in an episode of Star Trek Voyager and as the background to the final battle between the Alliance and the Shadows in Babylon 5

These photos were taken with the Harvard NASA telescope or the Bradford Robotic telescope.