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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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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Goes Vertical at LC-39A

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX. Things are heating up at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) as on the morning of Thursday, January 3, SpaceX rolled out their beautiful, long awaited Crew Dragon (Dragon 2) to Launch Complex 39A on Falcon 9 booster B1051.1. … Continue reading

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Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6217

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This incredible image of barred spiral galaxy NGC 6217 was the first image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope after the completion of STS-125 Atlantis’s Hubble Servicing Mission 4 (HSM4). This galaxy … Continue reading

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SpaceX Iridium 8 from CA

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX and NASA. Press kit usually comes out a day before launch. LAUNCH ALERT! Friday, January 11, 2019 at 07:31 PST (10:31 EST & 15:31 UTC) a SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 (core B1049.2) will be launching … 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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