Yes, the Chromecast isn't available from Google in the UK yet, but Santa is a resourceful chap and managed to get me one for Christmas. He probably bought it from Amazon UK , where they are available at an interesting variety of prices! Anyway, I've had it ...
Wow! Now here’s a supernova bright enough for even small telescope observers to see. And it’s in a bright galaxy in Ursa Major well placed for viewing during evening hours in the northern hemisphere. Doesn’t get much better than that! The new object was discovered last night when news of the outburst first appeared on the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/108386/bright-new-supernova-blows-up-in-nearby-m82-the-cigar-galaxy/
Image Credit & Copyright: Nicholas Buer
There is a road that connects the Northern to the Southern Cross but you have to be at the right place and time to see it. The road, as pictured above, is actually the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy; the right place, in this case, is dark Laguna Cejar in Salar de Atacama of Northern Chile; and the right time was in early October, just after sunset. Many sky wonders were captured then, including the bright Moon, inside the Milky Way arch; Venus, just above the Moon; Saturn and Mercury, just below the Moon; the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds satellite galaxies, on the far left; red airglow near the horizon on the image left; and the lights of small towns at several locations across the horizon. One might guess that composing this 30-image panorama would have been a serene experience, but for that one would have required earplugs to ignore the continued brays of wild donkeys.
Back in the summer I upgraded my telescope (actually bought a new one - I still have the old one ). I love the new one and have been able to see a lot more through it, both because it has higher magnification and is better quality, but also because it is co...
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