Astronomy Now Online A guide to globular clusters - Astronomy Now Astronomy Now Online This special publication features the photography of British astro-imager Nik Szymanek and covers a range of photographic methods from basic to advanced.
The Whirlpool Galaxy is a classic spiral galaxy. At only 30 million light years distant and fully 60 thousand light years across, M51, also known as NGC 5194, is one of the brightest and most picturesque galaxies on the sky.
A new image from ESO’s VISTA telescope captures a celestial landscape of glowing clouds of gas and tendrils of dust surrounding hot young stars. This infrared view reveals the stellar nursery known as NGC 6357 in a surprising new light.
Marcelo Bassani de Freitas's insight:
Make sure you see the image comparing the visible light and the infrared light.
A spectacular new image of the star-forming Carina Nebula has been captured by the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory and released on the occasion of the inauguration of the telescope in Naples today.