Astronomical Events

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Astronomical Events2019-07-08T03:58:34+00:00

Astronomical Events Occurring In The Night Sky

Total lunar eclipse sequence on 02/20/2008 with a 6" scope & Canon 20D DSLR.

Total lunar eclipse sequence on 02/20/2008 with a 6″ scope & Canon 20D DSLR.

Total lunar eclipse wide angle 125mm lens lunar eclipse showing the planet Saturn & bright star Regulus-Alpha Leo on 02/20/2008.

Total lunar eclipse wide angle 125mm lens lunar eclipse showing the planet Saturn & bright star Regulus-Alpha Leo on 02/20/2008.

Comet 17P/Holmes outer faint halo visible, semi-wide field image taken on 10/30/07.

Comet 17P/Holmes outer faint halo visible, semi-wide field image taken on 10/30/07.

Comet 17P/Holmes super wide angle image showing the comet in the constellation of Perseus taken on 10/30/07.

Comet 17P/Holmes super wide angle image showing the comet in the constellation of Perseus taken on 10/30/07.

Comet 17P/Holmes Brightens Dramatically In Closeup Image On 10/29/07

Comet 17P/Holmes Brightens Dramatically In Closeup Image On 10/29/07

Comet 17P/Holmes Photographic Finder Chart as seen from the city of Dayton, Ohio on 10/29/07

Comet 17P/Holmes Photographic Finder Chart
as seen from the city of Dayton, Ohio on 10/29/07

Comet 73P Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 sweeps over M57 The Ring Nebula on 2006-05-08 at 03:44:26.734 U.T.

Comet 73P Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 sweeps over M57 The Ring Nebula
on 2006-05-08 at 03:44:26.734 U.T.

Comet 73P Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 Passes M57 The Ring Nebula on 05-08-06 04:06:40.692 U.T.

Comet 73P Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 Passes M57 The Ring Nebula on 05-08-06 04:06:40.692 U.T.
16″ scope & CCD 90 sec

Comet 73P SW-3 passes M57 The Ring Nebula

widefield 1 hour path image of the comet
1 hr image stack of the comet
1 minute image of comet & M57
See the video for yourself, click here for the Comet sweeping past the Ring Nebula – Video Clip (700K)
Click here for the Wide angle Canon 10D SLR & 4″ Tak shot of the Comet sweeping past the Ring Nebula – Video Clip (2MB)
The Miami Valley Astronomical Society, & Apollo Rendezvous 2006, Dayton, Ohio

New Comet Pojmanski C/2006A1 03-05-06 currently visible at 5.5 magnitude due East just before dawn.

New Comet Pojmanski C/2006A1
03-05-06 currently visible at 5.5 magnitude due East just before dawn.

1744-06 RS Ophiuchi (NR) Recurrent Nova in Outburst at 5.3 magnitude on 02/16/06The brightest star at the center of this image - Naked Eye at discovery it reached 4.5 magnitude up from 12th magnitude.RS Ophiuchi is in the constellation of Ophiuchus at coordinates RA: 17h 50m 13s, DEC: -06d, 42m, 30s

1744-06 RS Ophiuchi (NR) Recurrent Nova in Outburst at 5.3 magnitude on 02/16/06The brightest star at the center of this image – Naked Eye at discovery it reached 4.5 magnitude up from 12th magnitude.RS Ophiuchi is in the constellation of Ophiuchus at coordinates RA: 17h 50m 13s, DEC: -06d, 42m, 30s

Click here for a finder chart from the AAVSO: AAVSO finder chart and details
Click for the DIRAS Observatory Team page: John Chumack, RAS Observatory – DIRAS Team Leader

The arrow points to the new bright type Ia Supernova (SN 2006X) in M100 Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices. The Supernova 2006X in this 51-minute exposure taken on 02/12/06 is at 14.5 magnitude, it's on the rise up from 17th mag at discovery on 02/04/06 and is expected to reach 11.5 magnitude. M100 is a Mag 10.2 Sc type Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices. It is approximately 7.5' x 6.4 arc minutes in size. M100 Galaxy is estimated to be about 110,000 Light years across.M100's distance is approximately 56 Million Light years away. There are two other galaxies visible in the field of view which are NGC-4322 - bottom and NGC-4328 - right.

The arrow points to the new bright type Ia Supernova (SN 2006X) in M100 Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices. The Supernova 2006X in this 51-minute exposure taken on 02/12/06 is at 14.5 magnitude, it’s on the rise up from 17th mag at discovery on 02/04/06 and is expected to reach 11.5 magnitude. M100 is a Mag 10.2 Sc type Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices. It is approximately 7.5′ x 6.4 arc minutes in size. M100 Galaxy is estimated to be about 110,000 Light years across.M100’s distance is approximately 56 Million Light years away. There are two other galaxies visible in the field of view which are NGC-4322 – bottom and NGC-4328 – right.

Click for the DIRAS Observatory Team page: John Chumack, RAS Observatory – DIRAS Team Leader
Click for the Press release: PR WEB- RAS Press Release

I took this image of Comet Bradfield from Dayton-Yellow Springs Road this morning at about 5:40 am. Looking East- Northeast just before sunrise on 4/27/04. Canon 10D Digital Camera ISO 400 with a 20mm lens at F 4.5 for four 30 second exposures.

I took this image of Comet Bradfield from Dayton-Yellow Springs Road this morning at about 5:40 am. Looking East- Northeast just before sunrise on 4/27/04. Canon 10D Digital Camera ISO 400 with a 20mm lens at F 4.5 for four 30 second exposures.

Comet Linear c/2002 T7 12-27-03

Comet Linear c/2002 T7 12-27-03

Total Lunar Eclipse 11-08-03

Total Lunar Eclipse 11-08-03

New Jersey Aurora

New Jersey Aurora

Sunspot & Flare Activity. Sun & Very Large Sunspots

Sunspot & Flare Activity. Sun & Very Large Sunspots

Mars Opposition 2003. Closest approach in 60,000 years.

Mars Opposition 2003. Closest approach in 60,000 years.

Mars 09-12-03

Mars 09-12-03