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2014 September 21st

Last night I was joined by my friend Lorna from Kington Operatic. I used my large reflector to give her a grand tour of astronomical highlights. 111 more words


Colliding with Andromeda

The Andromeda Galaxy is visible in the picture above as photographed by Wally Pacholka in Bryce Canyon. Andromeda is the bright smudge in the right lower side of the sky. 454 more words


Edwin Hubble Expands Our View of the Universe

by Donna Weaver and Ann Jenkins

American astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble (1889–1953) never lived to see the development or launch of his namesake, the Hubble Space Telescope. 667 more words

Frontier Fields


One of my usual blog stops is over at Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy blog, and this morning he has an exceptional astro photo and a small write up on this enormous galaxy. 1,327 more words

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


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.