• NGC 7822 Nebula

    NGC 7822: A Cosmic Question Mark

    NGC 7822, a cosmic question mark in Cepheus, is a star-forming wonder. Its stunning structure, hosting one of the galaxy's hottest stars, enthralls astronomers and astrophotography enthusiasts alike. This nebula, filled with gas clouds and young stars, offers spectacular visuals and scientific richness, making it a captivating destination for space enthusiasts.

  • Astronomy

    Fireworks Galaxy & Moon + ISS alignment

    🙂 I hope you all had lots of fun yesterday while celebrating the coming of 2011. Apparently humans weren’t the only ones playing with fireworks… Here is a picture of some cosmic fireworks. This galaxy was nicknamed the “Fireworks Galaxy” for good reason. Over the last century, at least nine supernovae were discovered in that galaxy. By comparison, the average rate for supernovae in the Milky Way is about 1 per century. A supernova can be brighter than whole galaxies for some time after the explosion. That’s some fireworks! This beautiful spiral galaxy, also known as NGC 6946, is located 10 million light-years away in the constellation of Cepheus. It…

  • Astronomy

    Andromeda Constellation

    Andromeda is a constellation in the northern sky. It was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations today. The Andromeda Galaxy is named after the constellation, as it appears within its boundaries.