Amateur Astronomy Sky this Week for May 30 to June 5, 2010

The asteroid Ceres passes through Messier 8 the lagoon nebula on Monday and Tuesday evening — photo op! Only 3 hours and 17 minutes of astronomical darkness on Saturday evening. Not many mosquitoes yet fortunately. Comet C2008 R1 (McNaught) is … Continue reading

Microsoft’s Free Astronomy Software

http://live.pirillo.com – Even if you’re not really “in to” Astronomy, you really have to check this out. The things you will see are just amazing. Go ahead… I dare you. Open your eyes, broaden your horizons. You never know what’s … Continue reading

Astronomy for Amateurs

http://lgno.me/cJmip0 – http://lgno.me/aNiqPm – During our open mic session at the last Gnomedex, my good friend Derek Miller came up on stage to show off some backyard Astronomy that his Dad has done. Derek reminds us all that you don’t … Continue reading

Up Close Footage of the Moon 9/8/08 – Nexstar 8 Telescope

How often do you get to see the moon this close up?? This is some footage I got last night, 9/8/08 of the moon. My Nexstar 8 telescope was magnifying the moon 120x, allowing the craters of the Northeastern and … Continue reading

Amateur Astronomy Sky this Week ending November 28, 2009

Moon interfers with dark sky viewing this week unless you are willing to get up very early in the morning. There are some brief but fairly bright passes of the ISS in the early evenings. Still time to view Jupiter … Continue reading