Galaxy Messier 51 is 31 million light years away from Earth and is a little over 1/4 the size of our own Milky Way galaxy. It has a diameter of circa. 60,000 light years.
Orion’s Sword, an asterism ‘hanging’ off the hunter’s belt towards the centre of the Orion constellation. Identifiable by eye, detailed through binoculars and stunning with telescope / camera. Here are shown the the nebulae of the sword – the Running Man & the Orion Nebula (Messier 42 / 43). Note the dust & ionised gas […]
Star trails (due to Earth’s planetary rotation), from just over 2.25 hours of exposure. The view is looking NW from our garden in N. Wales. Thanks to our dark skies, the location can be a good place for amateur astronomy. The stars appear to rotate around the celestial pole (upper right). Share List
Astrophotography gallery, photographed by AnnMarie Jones (Space, the final frontier and all that). Share List