September Night Sky Guide

September Night Sky

Tonight’s Sky: September 2015

Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Tonight’s Sky, Highlights of the September Sky (more…)

December Night Sky Guide

December Night Sky

Tonight’s Sky: December 2014

Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Tonight’s Sky, Highlights of the December Sky (more…)

Nova Appears in Delphinus – Almost Naked Eye

Bright Nova Appears in Delphinus

By Steve Owens @Darkskyman on twitter. See the original article here

Last night a bright nova was discovered in the constellation of Delphinus. It’s bright by nova standards: you normally need telescopes to see novae but this can can be seen with the naked eye – just! – and is easily spottable through binoculars. At the time of writing it has been observed at magnitude 6.3 by Koichi Itagaki, of Yamagata, Japan, and at magnitude 6.0 by Patrick Schmeer, of Bischmisheim, Germany. This means that under dark skies, free from light pollution, with good seeing conditions and good eyesight, it’s within the limit of human eyesight. If you’re in a city though, or if your eyesight isn’t perfect, you’ll need binoculars. (more…)

Supermoon LIVE HD Coverage

Supermoon LIVE HD Coverage

Slooh Space Camera to Broadcast Live Feed of the

Full Perigee “Supermoon” in HD

 

THE SKY WILL KICK OFF SUMMER WITH 2013’s BIGGEST FULL MOON.

On June 23rd, 2013, the full Moon will be at its closest point to Earth of the entire year, known to astronomers as a perigee-syzygy Moon, and will appear about 12% larger in diameter than when it’s at the other side of its orbit, as it was on June 9th.  Slooh Space Camera will cover the supermoon phenomenon on Sunday, June 23rd,  live on Slooh.com, free to the public,  starting at 6 PM PDT / 9 PM PM EDT / 01 UTC (6/24) – International times here: http://goo.gl/DXoo7 – viewers can watch live on their PC/MAC/Mobile device or by downloading the free Slooh iPad app in the iTunes store and touching the broadcast icon. (more…)

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