M1 – Crab Nebula is a Messier Objects located in constellation Taurus. It is a remnant of supernova sighted in 1054 by many observers. Read more about this deep sky object.
Stargazing at February 2019 – this month don’t have any meteor showers or eclipses, but there is still plenty to observe in night sky. February will display some planetary alignments along the way.
Stargazing at January 2019 – Moon phases, 46P/Wirtanen Comet path through sky, Quadratid meteor shower date, Planet positions and other interesting facts
2019 will display five eclipses, that will include Partial Solar and Lunar Eclipses, Total Solar and Lunar Eclipses, and Annual Solar Eclipse. UK will happen to be able to see just Total and Partial Lunar Eclipses.
46P/Writanen Comet discovery at 17Jan 1948 by Carl Wirtanen. in 2018 it approaches Earth at closest 16 December, with expected naked-eye brightness. Visible in Eridanus, Taurus and Auriga constellations over month in December.
Photo by Wang Letian from apod.nasa.gov page. This single frame captured almost full moon, Venus and Jupiter (upper left). Moon phases 46P/Wirtanen Comet Meteor showers Andromedids Peak: 25th September – 6th December ZHR: 3 Monocerotids Peak: 9th December ZHR: 2 Sigma Hydrids Peak: 6th – 18th December ZHR: 3 – 5 Geminids Peak: 13th – 14th December ZHR: 120 Leonis […]
Mercury timeline – read about key discoveries about this illusive planet. From Babylonian times, when Mercury was God like figure to our modern days of space probe observations and mapping of the planet.
Globular and open clusters a similar enough to group them in the same list. Messier Objects – Clusters, is just that, list of 54 objects over 24 constellations. From naked-eye objects to binocular and telescope objects in deep-sky.
These Messier Objects don’t fit in galaxy, nebulae or cluster classification. Three objects are listed below as separate list including asterism, star cloud and double star.
This table below contains galaxy list from Messier Objects Catalogue. Table is divided into small sections, one section is a whole constellation that contains galaxies from Messier Objects Catalogue and they are arranged from brightest to least bright in descending order. List totals 40 galaxies belonging to Messier Objects from brightest of them all being Andromeda Galaxy to lest bright M95 which is found in Leo Constellation.
Messier Objects – Nebulae list is comprised of 12 nebulae from over 8 constellations. This list is to help have them all in one neat place.
Andromeda constellation – briefly described mythology, key points about constellation such as brightest stars, exo-planets, main stars. There mass, radius..
This list contains full list of constellations visible from northern hemisphere. 88 constellations are listed in alphabetical order. Find Messier Objects…
Founder of Messier Objects was Charles Messier. Originally these astronomical objects fell into list called “Catalogue des Nébuleuses et des Amas d’Étoiles” (“Catalogue of Nebulae and Star Clusters”).
Brief history of The Messier Objects…
There is no better way to open the year then with Supermoon and finish it with Blue Moon, meteor showers will be present in January. During January Moon will be travelling through the night sky will few planets, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Saturn.
Spitzer Space Telescope belongs to a family of four Space-based telescopes: Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXO) and Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory (CGRO). All the telescopes in the family are observing Universe in different wavelengths and Spitzer is designed to see Universe in infrared radiation.
Microvariability and Oscillations of STars (MOST satellite) Dimensions: 60 cm x 60 cm 24 cm (23.6 in x 23.6 in x 9.4 in) Mass at Launch: 53 kg (117 lb) Power: 35 W Launch date: 30 June 2003, 14:15 Rocket: Rocket / Breeze-KM Rocket Launch Site: Plesetsk 133/3 Orbit: Geocentric Polar Orbital Distance: 824.7 – […]
Definition Exoplanets or extrasolar planets are planets that orbits another stars outside of our solar system. The first detection of such a planet did not happen until 1988, and first confirmed detection until 1992. This discovery involved several terrestrial-mass planets orbiting pulsar PSR B1257+12. But the first exoplanet in the sense of orbiting main-sequence star […]
The telescope is named after Edwin Hubble, he discovered other galaxies beyond ours in Mt. Wilson Observatory near Pasadena, California in 1920. Hubble Space Telescope was not the first telescope above the atmosphere, but was ultimate mountaintop. The main reason to have such a powerful telescope in space was that it would escape rain clouds, light pollution and atmospheric distortions.
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