Monthly Archives: October 2017

Messier 104, Sombrero Galaxy

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The Sombrero Galaxy or M-104 is located about 28 million light years away in the constellation of Virgo. In this Hubble Space Telescope, 6 photo mosaic, we view this spiral galaxy edge-on … Continue reading

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SpaceX Falcon 9 to Launch Koreasat 5A

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX. Live streaming links and mission information at the bottom. Check back for updates. Launch Alert!: Monday October 30, 2017 at 15:34 EDT (19:34 UTC) a SpaceX, Falcon 9 rocket (Booster B1042.1) will lift off from … Continue reading

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Orionids Meteor Shower Looks Good This Weekend

Image Credit & Copyright: Brad Goldpaint of the Perseid meteor shower (check below for Brad’s links). Basics: Friday, October 20 to Sunday, October 22, 2017 the annual Orionids meteor shower will be at its peak.  As with all meteor showers … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Uranus

Image credit & copyright: NASA/JPL Voyager 2. Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 13:21 EDT (17:21 UTC) the ice giant, Uranus will reach opposition which means now is the time to observe the seventh planet. Located in the constellation Pisces, the … Continue reading

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Bull Headed

Image credit & copyright: Jerry Lodriguss. In Greek mythology the Hyades were the five daughters of the titan, Atlas and Aethra and are the half-sisters of the Pleiades who are in turn, the daughters of Pleione and Atlas. In our … Continue reading

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Messier 81 (M81) Bode’s Galaxy

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, GALEX Space Telescope & Spitzer Space Telescope. CLICK image for larger view and look below for information and related links. This image of the brilliant spiral galaxy M81 comes from a collaboration … Continue reading

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All Alone in the Night

“All Alone in the Night” by David Peterson takes timelapse footage taken from the International Space Station and blends it together masterfully with a powerful soundtrack. As you watch, look closely and attempt to identify countries, states, individual cities through … Continue reading

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