Category Archives: Astronomy (Learning)

Now is the Time to Observe Mars!

Image credit & copyright: NASA/JPL/USGS of Mars’s Schiaparelli Crater (front & center) by the Viking 1 Orbiter. If you’re a fan of the night sky, you’ve been noticing the trio of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars rising one at a time … Continue reading

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The Speedy Barnard’s Star

Image credit & copyright: Daniel LaShomb. Here’s an interesting star that doesn’t look like much but it’s not what it looks like, it’s what it does.  I captured this image last week and not only is this not the first … Continue reading

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Albireo the Beautiful Summer Double

Image credit & copyright: Daniel LaShomb. Here’s the beautiful Beta Cygni or as it’s famously known, Albireo that I captured last week. This incredible summer double star resides about 430 light years away in the constellation Cygnus the swan. The … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Saturn

Image credit: NASA/JPL Cassini Spacecraft. If you’re a fan of the night sky, you’ve been noticing the trio of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars rising one at a time in the East as it’s been quite a treat for the past … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Vesta

Images and illustrations credit & copyright: NASA & Naked Eye Planets. It’s not every day that you can observe a main belt asteroid with nothing more than your eyes and right now is one of those times. Asteroid 4 Vesta … Continue reading

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Bright Light, Bright Light!

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. To an astronomer (even us amateurs), nothing is more annoying than light pollution or that neighbor that just won’t turn off their floodlights on the side of the house. Well here we … Continue reading

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Cepheid Variable Star RS Puppis from Hubble

Image credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-Hubble/Europe Collaboration. Residing about 6,500 light years away in the southern constellation Puppis is this magnificent and seemingly mysterious object, shrouded in a cocoon of stellar material. This image comes to … Continue reading

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