Location of M82 in Ursa Major, host galaxy of SN 2014J which exploded some 12 million years before it appeared in Earth’s skies.
PHASES OF THE MOON AS OBSERVED OVER LIMERICK, IRELAND
Canon EOS 1100D; Settings: f/5.6, ISO-800, 42mm; exposures: 100 sec, 103 sec, 66 sec respectively.
History’s first asteroid, Ceres, and brightest, Vesta, captured just three degrees apart among the stars of Virgo in this enlarged image, 0113 UT Mar 5 2014. Discovered by Piazzi in 1801, Ceres is also the largest of the asteroids and shines here at mag 7.7; less-distant Vesta (Olbers 1807) attains mag 6.5. Significantly beyond the resolution of this image however, is NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, having departed Vesta in 2012 to arrive at Ceres in 2015.