Friday, November 28, 2008

Messier 3 - Globular Cluster

The Messier M3 Globular cluster in Canes Venatici is 36.9 kLT from us in the Milky Way. It has apperent magnitude 6.2. It has a lot of variable stars.

Saturn November 2008

Saturn November 2008, not my best picutre of Saturn, anyway-now we face the Saturn disk on its edge.

Monday, November 24, 2008

M57 Ring Nebula in Lyra

The Planetary Nebula M57 is estimated to have exploded 20 000 years ago. The white dwarf in the middle (Magnitude 14) is surrounded by a darker space which is hotter than the visual ring. Since it so hot it does not emmit visual light but ultravioliet radiation. 23oo LY away.