Category Archives: Astronomy
Ever See a Comet With Binoculars? Take a Look See!
I have to admit that, as of this day in early June, I have yet to see Comet C/2012 K1, aka PaNNSTARS up close and personal. That being said, it’s really easy to find with the chart to the left. If you’re somewhere dark and have binoculars (or a telescope), aim at the number of the… Read More »
1400 Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Orbits
There are so many Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHA) flying around in space that it resembles one of my early attempts with a Spirograph. If I find a 3-space model, I will share it. Hazardous means roughly 560 feet across, among other things. City killers. These 1400+ don’t bother me. It’s the millions we haven’t seen… Read More »
The number of stars in the universe is astounding
This is the Tarantula Nebula, which is 170,000 light years away. Relatively speaking, it’s not that far. I’ve gazed at a galaxy 25 million light years away through my telescope. Well, at least at the light it gave off back then. Makes you wonder where it is now, or if it even exists. The image… Read More »
What were you doing just after sunset? I saw 3 planets. Two up close.
The skies were clear tonight at sunset. When I noticed Mercury just above the setting sun on the horizon, I thought I’d look for Venus. She was lined up perfectly for a view with my scope, albeit through the leaves and tree branches. Then I spotted Saturn. Good view tonight – for the area. Bad… Read More »
Clear Sky Charts
King of Prussia, PA
Neptune. Ive seen it with my scope quite a few times. It takes 165 years to orbit the sun. http://ow.ly/i/2YXi3
A star in the Delphinus Constellation went Nova!
A star in the Delphinus Constellation (Dolphin) went #NOVA a couple of days ago. You can see it with binoculars. http://ow.ly/nZSWq
Meteor Shower This Weekend
Just checked my sky charts. Looks like Saturday after midnight is the best time to see the meteor shower. Pre-dawn too. Enjoy!
Perseides Meteor Shower Underway!
Look up for fireballs the next couple of weeks. The Perseids are already flying! Peak is around Aug 11-13th http://ow.ly/nBrx0