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Archived Since:March 16, 2008

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Astrophiz Podcast 28 is Out

Astrophiz Podcast 28 is out now. Our feature interview is with Fiona Panther who is a PhD student and the Joan Duffield Scholar at the Australian National University's Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics in Canberra, Australia. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday February 23 to Thursday March 2

The New Moon is Monday February 27. Venus is bright low in the twilight sky. Mars is just above Venus. Mars is close to Uranus on the 27th. The Moon forms a triangle with Mars and Venus on March 1. Jupiter and the bright star Spica are close in the late evening skies. Show More Summary

Mira nears Maximum

Westen horizon at 22:00 ACDST showing Mira and the other bright stars of Cetus. Stack of 9x15 second exposers 400 ASA, Canon IXUS. Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker. Stellaium view of the western horizon at astronomical twilight, the location of Mira is indicated by the circle. Show More Summary

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

The Last Quarter Moon is Sunday February 19. Venus is prominent in the twilight sky in the star poor regions of Pisces. Mars is just above Venus. Jupiter and the bright star Spica are close in the late evening skies. Saturn is high in the morning sky and is close to the crescent Moon on the 21st..The Last Quarter Moon is Sunday February 19. Show More Summary

My Images of the Occultation of Regulus (11 February, 2017)

Occultation of Regulus, showing Regulus getting closer to the Moon from 11:20:44 until 11:42:37 ACSDT, just before disappearance. I had to overexpose the Moon to see image Regulus clearly, and have overlain a normally exposed image of the Moon for reference. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday February 9 to Thursday February 16

The Full Moon is Saturday February 11, it occults the bright star Regulus at this time. Venus is prominent in the twilight and early evening sky in the star poor regions of Pisces. Mars is just above Venus. Jupiter and the bright star Spica are close in the late evening skies. Show More Summary

Comet 45P is colsest to Earth of February 11, 2017

Comet 45P on February 11 facing north-east at astronomical twilight in the morning as seen for most of Australia. Click to embiggen.Comet 45P is around magnitude 6.5 and is visible in binoculars and small telescopes in the early morning...Show More Summary

The Moon Occults Regulus (11 February-12 February 2017)

The North-eastern horizon as seen from Adelaide at 23:00 ACDST, the bright star Regulus is close to the Moon just before it os occuted. Similar views will be seen elswhere is Australia at the equivalent local time. Click to embiggen....Show More Summary

Southern Skywatch February, 2017 edition is now out!

The Moon on February 11 at 23:43 pm ACDST in Adelaide just before the Moon covers Regulus. Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time. (click to embiggen).The February edition of Southern Skywatch is up (still late again, sorry, but better).This month starts with Venus and Mars lined up close in the evening sky. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday February 2 to Thursday February 9

The First Quarter Moon is Saturday February 4. Venus is prominent in the twilight and early evening sky in the star poor regions of Aquarius. Mars is just above Venus. The crescent Moon forms a line with Venus and Mars on February 2....Show More Summary

Asteroid Vesta 25-29 January 2017

Asteroid Vesta on January 25, 2017, at 11:30 pm ACDST. 10x 15 second ASA 400 images stacked in Deep Sky Stacker. Click to embiggen. Asteroid Vesta on January 27, 2017, at 11:30 pm ACDST. 10x 15 second ASA 400 images stacked in Deep Sky Stacker. Show More Summary

The Moon meets Venus and Mars (31 Jan - 2 Feb 2017)

Evening sky on Tuesday January 31 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 21:25 ACDST (60 minutes after sunset). Venus and (now dim) Mars form a triangle with the thin crescent Moon. Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time (that is 60 minutes after local sunset, click to embiggen). Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday January 26 to Thursday February 2

The New Moon is Saturday January 28. Venus is prominent in the twilight and early evening sky in the star poor regions of Aquarius. Mars is just above Venus. The crescent Moon is close to Venus on the 31st and Mars on February 1. The trio form a line on the evening of the 2nd. Show More Summary

Southern Skywatch January, 2017 edition is now out!

Evening sky on January 31 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 21:29 ACDST (60 minutes after sunset). Venus and (now dim) Mars form a ltriangle with the crescent Moon. Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time. Show More Summary

Seeing the Opposition of Vesta in Binoculars (January 2017)

The north-east horizon as seen in South Australia at 22:10 pm ACDST (astronomical twilight, an hour and a half after sunset) showing the location of Vesta on Saturday January 21 (similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time, and hour and a half after sunset, click to embiggen). Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday January 19 to Thursday January 26

The Last Quarter Moon is Friday January 20. Venus is prominent in the evening sky in the star poor regions of Aquarius. Mars is just above Venus. Jupiter and the bright star Spica are close in the morning skies with Saturn and Mercury close to the horizon below. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday January 12 to Thursday January 19

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

The Full Moon is Thursday January 12. Venus is prominent in the evening sky in the star poor regions of Aquarius, and is close to Neptune on the 12th and 13th. Mars is just above Venus. There is a series of bright ISSS passes with some that come close to Venus and Mars. Show More Summary

The ISS Passes Over Venus and Mars (10-19 January)

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

The ISS passes almost over Venus amd Mars as seen from Adelaide on the evening of Saturday 14 January at 21:54 ACDST. Simulated in Stellarium (the ISS will actually be a bright dot), click to embiggen. The ISS passes near Venus and Mars as seen from Brisbane on the evening of Sunday 15 January at 20:35 AEST. Show More Summary

Comet 45P in Outburst Close to the Horizon.

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

Location of comet 45P. Evening sky on Saturday January 7 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 21:38 ACDST (60 minutes after sunset). Venus and (now dim) Mars form a line with (binocular only) comet 45P and Neptune. Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday January 5 to Thursday January 12

2 months agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

The First Quarter Moon is Friday January 6. The Full Moon is Thursday January 12. Venus is prominent in the evening sky in the star poor regions of Aquarius, and is close to Neptune on the 12th. Mars is just above Venus. Jupiter andShow More Summary

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