Tag Archives: Astronomy

Skies of the West

Image credit & copyright: Tracy Lee. Milky Way season is back! Well, it has been for about a month now in the early morning hours before sunrise and this image by Tracy Lee shows you what can be accomplished with … Continue reading

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Globular Star Cluster 47 Tuc

Images credit: 1st image; NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. 2nd image; ESA Gaia data. The southern globular star cluster 47 Tuc has been labeled as the “Jewel of the Southern Sky” and for good reason. With an apparent magnitude of 4.9 … Continue reading

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Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 3344

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Located 22.5 million light years away in the constellation of Leo Minor is this beautiful barred spiral galaxy cataloged as NGC 3344. Hubble has done a terrific job as usual, capturing the fine details … Continue reading

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Total Lunar Eclipse Tomorrow Night!

Images and illustrations credit & copyright: Eclipse images are mine and illustrations are via Sky & Telescope. Head’s up! Sunday, January 20, (tomorrow night) and into the morning of Monday, January 21, 2019, the Earth will pass directly between the Sun … Continue reading

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Milky Way at Crater Lake

Image credit & copyright: Rick Parchen. I hope that everyone’s having a great weekend and let’s keep it rolling with this image of the Milky Way over Oregon’s Crater Lake as seen by Rick Parchen. A quick bit of information … Continue reading

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January’s Total Lunar Eclipse

Images and illustrations credit & copyright: Eclipse images are mine and illustrations are via Sky & Telescope. Head’s up! On Sunday, January 20, and into the morning of Monday, January 21, 2019, the Earth will pass directly between the Sun … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Nebula (zoom)

Image credit & copyright: Rolf Geissinger: http://stern-fan.de/Seiten/frameset_eng.htm NASA APOD for this image: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120410.html I hope you’ve all had an amazing 2018 thus far and let’s finish strong with something a little seasonal.  The Christmas Tree Cluster (also called Christmas Tree Nebula) is cataloged … Continue reading

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