Tag Archives: Pleiades

When the Seven Sisters Rise, Summer Falls

Image credit & copyright: Marco Lorenzi. If you’ve been looking, this striking, easily observable open star cluster has been rising heliacally (before the Sun) in the east within their home constellation of Taurus the Bull. For those of us here in … Continue reading

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Frozen Skies

Image Credit & Copyright: Me.  Feel free to use at will with proper credit. Sometimes it’s not the destination or the achievement, but it’s often the experience of the journey that serves to make a moment memorable to someone. Here’s … Continue reading

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Celestial Wonders in the Sea of Goblins

Image Credit & Copyright: Brad Goldpaint. A gathering of goblins overlooks the night sky in wonder as the false dawn seemingly rises from the ground to capture Venus and the Seven Sisters while the Milky Way flies high above it … Continue reading

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Comet & Meteor Dance Before the Universe

Image Credit & Copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO) Photo Ambassador, Petr Horalek. Here’s another incredible image of C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy that’s sailing on through the inner solar system as we speak.  The main event may be over but if you … Continue reading

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THE UNIVERSE COMES TO LIFE

Image Credit & Copyright: Petr Horalek. I find this image from Petr Horalek simply astounding and even a little painful. If our eyes could collect photons into a long exposure before sending them off to the brain, it’s very likely … Continue reading

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THE BRILLIANT COMET

Image Credit & Copyright: Sean Parker. Here’s a “WOW” for you from Sean Parker to help start your weekend right. This incredible image of Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy and the Pleiades open star cluster (AKA; Messier 45 or M45 or … Continue reading

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MATTERHORN STANDING TALL IN THE SWITZERLAND SKIES

MATTERHORN STANDING TALL IN THE SWITZERLAND SKIES Photo Credit: CoolBieRe: CLICK for larger photo and look below for links and information. Taken on February 27, 2012 CoolBieRe captures beautifully the imposing Matterhorn and the night sky above with a proper … Continue reading

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