22 relations: Astronomy Picture of the Day, Caldwell catalogue, Cambridge University Press, Cepheus (constellation), Chandra X-ray Observatory, Declination, Epoch (astronomy), H II region, Ionization, Lynds' Catalogue of Bright Nebulae, Molecular cloud, Nebula, O-type star, Patrick Moore, Right ascension, Sharpless catalog, SIMBAD, Spitzer Space Telescope, Star formation, Stellar kinematics, The Astrophysical Journal, Young stellar object.
Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) is a website provided by NASA and Michigan Technological University (MTU).
The Caldwell Catalogue is an astronomical catalogue of 109 star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies for observation by amateur astronomers.
Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.
Cepheus is a constellation in the northern sky, which is named after Cepheus (a King in the Greek mythology).
The Chandra X-ray Observatory (CXO), previously known as the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF), is a Flagship-class space observatory launched on STS-93 by NASA on July 23, 1999.
In astronomy, declination (abbreviated dec; symbol δ) is one of the two angles that locate a point on the celestial sphere in the equatorial coordinate system, the other being hour angle.
In astronomy, an epoch is a moment in time used as a reference point for some time-varying astronomical quantity, such as the celestial coordinates or elliptical orbital elements of a celestial body, because these are subject to perturbations and vary with time.
An H II region or HII region is a region of interstellar atomic hydrogen that is ionized.
Ionization or ionisation, is the process by which an atom or a molecule acquires a negative or positive charge by gaining or losing electrons to form ions, often in conjunction with other chemical changes.
Lynds' Catalogue of Bright Nebulae is an astronomical catalogue of bright nebulae.
A molecular cloud, sometimes called a stellar nursery (if star formation is occurring within), is a type of interstellar cloud, the density and size of which permit the formation of molecules, most commonly molecular hydrogen (H2).
A nebula (Latin for "cloud" or "fog"; pl. nebulae, nebulæ, or nebulas) is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases.
An O-type star is a hot, blue-white star of spectral type O in the Yerkes classification system employed by astronomers.
Sir Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore (4 March 19239 December 2012) was an English amateur astronomer who attained prominent status in that field as a writer, researcher, radio commentator and television presenter.
Right ascension (abbreviated RA; symbol) is the angular distance measured only eastward along the celestial equator from the Sun at the March equinox to the (hour circle of the) point above the earth in question.
The Sharpless catalog is a list of 313 HII regions (emission nebulae), intended to be comprehensive north of declination −27°.
SIMBAD (the Set of Identifications, Measurements, and Bibliography for Astronomical Data) is an astronomical database of objects beyond the Solar System.
The Spitzer Space Telescope (SST), formerly the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), is an infrared space telescope launched in 2003 and still operating as of 2018.
Star formation is the process by which dense regions within molecular clouds in interstellar space, sometimes referred to as "stellar nurseries" or "star-forming regions", collapse and form stars.
In astronomy, stellar kinematics is the observational study or measurement of the kinematics or motions of stars through space.
The Astrophysical Journal, often abbreviated ApJ (pronounced "ap jay") in references and speech, is a peer-reviewed scientific journal of astrophysics and astronomy, established in 1895 by American astronomers George Ellery Hale and James Edward Keeler.
Young stellar object (YSO) denotes a star in its early stage of evolution.