Friday, October 19, 2012


Here are some images I took with the Harvard Center for Astrophysics Robotic Telescope, located in the Arizona desert:

The top image is of galay M-51, the "Whirlpool" galaxy, an interaction of two galaxies in the constellation Canes Venatici just southwest of the Big Dipper.

The next image is of M-1, the "Crab Nebula", a supernova event remnant in the constellation Taurus.

Below that is expolding galaxy M-82, a spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major.

Lastly, is galaxy NGC 253, a nearly edge-on spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor.

All of these objects are visible with even a modest backyard telescope.

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