Monthly Archives: July 2013

M1 CRAB NEBULA; HUBBLE vs. MY 8 INCH CELESTRON.

M1 CRAB NEBULA; HUBBLE vs. MY 8 INCH CELESTRON. Photo By: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ME! I had a talk with someone recently who was extremely disappointed after buying a telescope for the first time. He was so excited … Continue reading

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IC 418 THE SPIROGRAPH NEBULA

IC 418 THE SPIROGRAPH NEBULA Photo By: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the Hubble heritage Team (Links Below). Located about 2000 light years away in the constellation Lepus is planetary nebula IC 418. A planetary nebula is a star that’s … Continue reading

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A COSMIC ODDITY 90 MILLION LIGHT YEARS AWAY.

A COSMIC ODDITY 90 MILLION LIGHT YEARS AWAY. Photo By: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (All links below). Located some 90 million light years away in the constellation Pisces is this vast galactic vortex imaged by the legendary Hubble Space Telescope. … Continue reading

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A LOOK AT HOME FROM UNDER SATURN’S WING.

A LOOK AT HOME FROM UNDER SATURN’S WING. Photo By: NASA Cassini Spacecraft (Links below). Here’s the full angle photo of the Earth and Moon from Cassini almost a billion miles from home. Here, the Moon isn’t at all discernible … Continue reading

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EARTH AND MOON FROM CASSINI & SATURN – CLOSE UP.

EARTH AND MOON FROM CASSINI & SATURN – CLOSE UP. Photo By: NASA Cassini Spacecraft (Links below). Here is the closest photo of the Earth Moon system from the July 19 “Wave at Saturn Day”. Magnified five times from the … Continue reading

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THE DAY THE EARTH SMILED – AT MERCURY?!

THE DAY THE EARTH SMILED – AT MERCURY?! Photo By: NASA Mercury Messenger Spacecraft. Shown at the bottom of the photo is an illustration of the relative positions of the Earth and Moon as Messenger viewed them (Links below). As … Continue reading

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HERE’S EARTH – HOME TO 7.2 BILLION AND COUNTING

HERE’S EARTH – HOME TO 7.2 BILLION AND COUNTING Photo By: ESA Rosetta Spacecraft on November 12, 2009 while en route to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko which it will reach in mid-2014. This is Earth, the Antarctic region actually, while in summer … Continue reading

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