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Archived Since:March 16, 2008

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Comet C/2012 K1 PanSTARRS in November

Evening sky on Saturday November 1 looking south as seen from Adelaide at 22:00 (10:00 pm) ACDST in South Australia. Comet C/2012 K1 PanSTARRS is just above Canopus. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (click to embiggen). Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday October 30 to Thursday November 6

The First Quarter Moon is Friday October 31. This is a "blue" First Quarter Moon. Saturn is low in the twilight. Mars is in the star clouds of Sagittarius and is close to the globular clusters M28 on November 3 and M22 on the 6th. Jupiter is prominent in the morning sky. Show More Summary

Near Earth Asteroid 2013 SC324 flies by (25 October)

NEO 2013 SC324 imaged with iTelescope T14 (New Mexico) on 25 October 2014 at 5:45 am. The image is a stack of 7 x 60 second Luminance exposures. The images were stacked in ImageJ, a MAX Z project made. Click to embiggen so the track is clearer. Show More Summary

Giant Sunspot AR2192, Easy Viewing Target, Unleashes X class Flare

Sunspot AR 2192 imaged using my Canon IXUS (400 ASA) and 4" Newtonian (infinity to infinity focussing with a 25 mm eyepiece), there are multiple sunspots, AR 2192 is the large obvious complex to the right of centre. Click to embiggen 3x Zoom under the same conditions as the previous image. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday October 23 to Thursday October 30

The New Moon is Friday October 24. Saturn is low in the evening sky. The crescent Moon is near Saturn on the 25th. Mars is in the star clouds of Sagittarius and is close to the Lagoon Nebula on the 27th and 28th. The crescent Moon is also near Mars on the 28th. Show More Summary

An Image of Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring - Taken from the Martian Surface!

This is comet Siding Spring, imaged from the surface of Mars, by a robot (Opportunity, the Energiser Bunny of Mars robots). Image credit NASAhttps://twitter.com/nivnac/status/524111689399406592/photo/1

My Image of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring just before closest approach.

Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring at 9:00 pm ACDST, when it was approximately 18' from Mars (bright glow bottom right-hand side).Stack of 3x30 second luminance images taken with iTelescope T9.

Live Webcasts of the comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring Encounter with Mars October 19.

Simulated in Celestia: Mars and comet C/2013 Siding Spring on October 19, at 18:51 UT when the comet is 138,800 Km from Mars. From Earth they will be a mere 1' 51" apart (that's one arc minute 53 arc seconds, about the width of a human...Show More Summary

Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring Edges Closer to Mars (17-18 October)

Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring amidst the rifts of the Milky Way on 17 October (you have to click on the image and embbigen it to see the comet at all) Mars is just out of the field at bottom right, you can see the glow. Stack of 6 x 30 second luminance images taken with iTelescope T12, SUMMED in Image J. Show More Summary

Orionid Meteor Shower, Morning 22 October 2014

Morning sky as seen from Adelaide facing north-east at 3:00 pm ACDST on 22 October, the Orionid radiant is indicated with a starburst. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at an equivalent local time. Click to embiggen.The...Show More Summary

Comet C/2012 K1 PanSTARRS, a nice morning binocular comet (October 16-30)

Evening sky on Thursday October 16 looking East as seen from Adelaide at 5:00 (5:00 am) ACDST in South Australia. Comet C/2012 K1 Panstars is below the tail of Canis Major. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (click to embiggen). Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday October 16 to Thursday October 23

The Last Quarter Moon is Thursday October 16. Mercury is lost to view. Mars meets comet C/2013 Siding Spring in the star clouds of Sagittarius on the 19th. Saturn is low in the evening sky. Jupiter is prominent in the morning sky and is visited by the crescent Moon on the 18th. Show More Summary

Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring Rendevous With Mars (19 October 2014)

Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) and Mars as seen at astronomical twilight (and hour and a half after sunset when the sky is fully dark) on 19 October, the night of their closest approach when they will be less than 18" apart. Click to...Show More Summary

Readers Images of the Total Lunar Eclipse of 8 October 2014

Just before totality with Canon 70D and 200 mm lens. (c) Chris Wyatt Peak of totality Canon 70D attached to 10" Dobsonian scope with approx 30 times magnification using 42 mm eyepiece projection. (c) Chris Wyatt After totality with same...Show More Summary

Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) and the Butterfly Nebula (M6) on October 7, 8, 9 2014

7 October 2014, Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) approaching the Butterfly Cluster (M6), stack of 10x 30 second luminance images (summed in ImageJ) with iTelescope (Q62) T12 0.1m f/5.0 Astrograph SBIG STL-11000M, North top. Image cropped to 800x600 from original. Show More Summary

Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) and the Butterfly Nebula (M6) on October 8, 2014

Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) approaching the Butterfly Cluster (M6), stack of 9x 30 second luminance images (summed in ImageJ) with iTelescope (Q62) T12 0.1m f/5.0 Astrograph SBIG STL-11000M, North top. Click to embiggen, seriously, it is so worth it. Show More Summary

More Lunar Eclipse Images (October 8, 2014)

Eclipsed Moon over trees, 1x15 second exposure with Pentax DSLR at 1600 ASA scaled to 800x600 Crop at original scale showing Moon and trailed stars. More images from the Lunar eclipse. In between imaging on the telescope, just watching the eclipse, getting the boys to come out and cleaning the oven, I fired off a couple of shots with the Pentax DSLR. Show More Summary

My Lunar Eclipse of 8 October, 2014

The eclipse evening started out okay, with nice blue skies with the occasional cirrus. But as the time of the eclipse drew near, the horizon became cloaked with clouds. I kept popping out nervously while cleaning up from dinner to the...Show More Summary

Eclipse going

Eclipse is going now (image with mobile phone and 8" scope)

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