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2014 August 30th

The forecast for last night was quite promising. I applied the mosquito repellant, put on my Star Coat and red head-light, picked up my eyepiece bag and wandered into the garden.  102 more words

Observations

The Andromeda Galaxy

Another shot from iTelescope.net in New Mexico…

The Andromeda Galaxy (Messier 31) is significantly larger than will fit into this field of view, but you can see the bright core and some of the spiral structure.

Images

Looking for Perseids – 2014 – 02

Went hunting for Perseids last night (again), but came up empty (again)…
Only interesting shot (except for a few with airplane light trails) is this one… 26 more words

Photography

Mergers and Acquistions

This animation depicts the predicted collision between our galaxy (The Milky Way) and our larger neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy. The two are being pulled together by their mutual gravity, and will crash together about 4 billion years from now. 41 more words

Science

Another Night Out - With The Polarie

Haven´t used the Vixen Polarie since almost one year now, everything what is needed to use that star tracking device fell into place last night. The high towering MilkyWay, a nice foreground and a starry night two days before New Moon got me going. 180 more words

Photography

2014 July 21st

I thought I would try to find a few galaxies. First up was M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy in Canes Venatici. I could see this fairly easily as a faint smudge in the finderscope. 228 more words

Observations