With Winter in the Northern Hemisphere nearly over, Orion will start setting into the West sooner and sooner each night as the hunter gets ready for his Summer hiatus. Head outside this Spring to see this wonderful Constellation!
The Planet Hunter: Neptune!
I detail my process for finding the planet Neptune, using Stellarium, binoculars, and finally sketching through my Dobsonian telescope.
A Meteor During the Eclipse
During this month’s Lunar Eclipse, I witnessed a bright and large meteor streak from approximately Zenith into the Southwest.
When I talk to people about astronomy, they sometimes mistake it as astrology. But astronomy and astrology are diametrically opposed.
I will say this for cloudy weekdays – at least I don’t have to make up excuses for not taking my telescope and camera out on a “school night.”
No Moon in February!
A February without a Full Moon makes for a January and March with two Full Moons each.
The Planet Hunter: The Dwarf Planet Ceres
On Thursday night, a few hours after I photographed the Orion Nebula, I searched for the asteroid and dwarf planet known as Ceres.
Jupiter is back! For me, at least…
I thought I saw a cluster of light immediately to the right of Jupiter. Could that have been a moon?
Dreaming of Another World
What can be said about dreaming of life in another star system?
Another notable in the sky is the Great Square of Pegasus. It’s now in its prime viewing season in the mid-evenings.