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2017 July 25 at 10:53
A charming planetary nebula in eastern Triangulum Australe.
2015 March 25 at 14:33
"Nightfall" (2015 April) is the current newsletter of the Deep-Sky Observing Section of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa.
2013 March 20 at 18:30
A rare gem - a bright globular cluster in the realm of the galaxies.
2013 February 26 at 15:09
The beautiful complex of dark nebulosity along the southern Milky Way appears like an ancient monster, its serpentine neck reaching out as if to gobble up the Magellanic Clouds.
2012 November 19 at 12:00
Dale Liebenberg images NGC 346, a gigantic star forming region in the SMC.
2012 August 22 at 09:44
Dale Liebenberg images the spiral galaxy NGC 3521 in southern Leo.
2012 July 16 at 17:23
Anthony Ayiomamitis images the old open cluster NGC 6791.
2012 May 06 at 13:20
Dale Liebenberg images the Golden Coin, NGC 4945 in Centaurus.
2012 March 03 at 08:00
Dale Liebenberg images NGC 2467 in Puppis.
2011 December 13 at 10:50
Anthony Ayiomamitis images Messier 103 in Cassiopeia.
2011 October 24 at 13:40
Dale Liebenberg images Messier 22, the "Arkenstone of Thrain" according to Burnham.
2011 January 31 at 09:53 SAST
A handy set of beginner's star charts, "Constellation Cards" are now available for free download.
2010 November 17 13:04 SAST
Three deep sky observers of yore have birthdays this week: William Herschel (1738), the Fourth Earl of Rosse, and Stephane Javelle.
2010 November 03 at 17:11 SAST
The recently-discovered planetary nebula nicknamed the Necklace Nebula, recently featured on APOD.
2010 October 21 12:07 SAST
The old bipolar planetary nebula MWP1, a.k.a. Methuselah Nebula, is today's APOD.
2010 October 02 18:32 SAST
Deep sky author Wolfgang Steinicke's latest book, "Observing and Cataloguing Nebulae and Star Clusters: From Herschel to Dreyer's New General Catalogue", has just been published by Cambridge University Press.
2010 September 23 00:39 SAST
The bright barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365 in Fornax has been imaged in the infrared with the ESO VLT telescope.
2010 September 16 19:41 SAST
New observations, combined with images made in 2005, show beautiful detail in part of the extensive eta Carinae Nebula.
2010 September 16 00:27 SAST
A team of astronomers from Australia, the UK, the USA and France have discovered the first planetary nebula known to be associated with a galactic open cluster.
2010 September 09 00:44 SAST
The bright spiral galaxy NGC 300 has been imaged with the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile.
2010 September 01 03:13 SAST
A remarkable galaxy with very vigorous star formation has been newly imaged on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile.
2010 August 24, 19:30 SAST
New Cepheid variables in Sculptor Group member NGC 7793 reveal its distance.
2010 August 18
New observations of a magnetar in the open cluster Westerlund 1 challenge stellar evolution theories.
2010 August 16, 17:43 SAST
ESO's VISTA near-infrared survey kicks off with a spectacular image of the region around the Tarantula Nebula.
2010 August 12, 10:36 SAST
Curling around itself like a question mark, the unusual looking galaxy NGC 4696 itself begs many questions. Why is it such a strange shape? What are the odd, capillary-like filaments that stretch out of it? And what is the role of a large black hole in explaining its decidedly odd appearance?
2010 August 10
A newly released HST image illustrates NGC 4911 and its companion, NGC 4911A, along with other members of the Coma Cluster.
2010 July 22, 12:51 SAST
Giant carbon molecules, known as "buckyballs", have been found in the planetary nebula IC 1266 (Tc 1). This is the first evidence for the existence of these intruiging molecules in "the dark recesses of our galaxy".
2010 July 21, 13:11 SAST
With a birth-weight 300 times greater than the mass of our Sun, astronomers at ESO have set a new record for just how big "big" is.
2010 July 13, 19:33 SAST
A beautiful newly-released Hubble Space Telescope image of the star forming region NGC 2467 for your visual delight.
2010 July 07, 20:11 SAST
A superpowerful microquasar has been discovered in the galaxy NGC 7793, injecting oodles (i.e. tens of times more powerful than previously known) of energy into space, creating a 1,000 light year diameter bubble around its dark centre.
2010 June 30, 13:32 SAST
A beautiful new image of the R CrA region, from La Silla.
2010 June 30, 12:00 SAST
The mysterious Leo Ring, a giant gas ring in the Leo galaxy group, resulted from a billion-year-old collision between two galaxies.
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