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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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Arianespace Soyuz VS20

Images credit & copyright: ESA/Arianespace. LAUNCH ALERT: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 16:37 UTC (11:37 EST) Arianespace will launch the medium lift Soyuz 2 launch vehicle (VS20) carrying the Composante Spatiale Optique CSO 1 spy satellite for CNES, DGA & … Continue reading

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Edge-On Galaxy NGC 4452

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. 60 million light years away in the constellation Virgo is this beautiful example of an edge-on spiral galaxy. NGC 4452 as its cataloged is roughly 35,000 light years in diameter which isn’t even half … Continue reading

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SpaceX CRS-16 ISS Resupply from Cape Canaveral

Images credit & copyright: NASA & SpaceX. LAUNCH ALERT! Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 13:16 EST (18:16 UTC) SpaceX Falcon 9 (core 1050.1) will be launching from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) as part of Commercial Resupply Service … Continue reading

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Expedition 58 Crew Ready for Flight

Images credit & copyright: Roscosmos/NASA. Launch Alert! Monday, December 3, 2018 at 06:31 EST (11:31 UTC) a Soyuz-FG rocket; MS-11 (ISS 57S or Soyuz 59) will lift off from Launch Pad 1/Launcher 5 (LC 1/5) at the legendary Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. … Continue reading

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