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Aug 13 2015
02:01 UTC

Ceres 3D Tour

Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt, which lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Its diameter is approximately 945 kilometers (587 miles), making it the largest of the minor planets within the orbit of Neptune. The thirty-third largest known body in the Solar System, it is the only one within the orbit of Neptune that is designated a dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Composed of rock and ice, Ceres is estimated to comprise approximately one third of

Posted by OrbitalHub

Aug 10 2015
13:12 UTC

Venus, Mercury and Jupiter 8 August 2015

Venus (left) Jupiter (bottom right) and Mercury (top right). You will have to click on the image and embiggen it to see them properly. Canon IXUS 400 ASA 0. 4 Seconds exposure at around 6:15 pmClose up of Venus (left) Jupiter (bottom right) and Mercury (top right). Canon IXUS 400 ASA 0. 4 Seconds exposure 3 x Zoom at around 6:17 pm. Click to embiggen. The weather finally cleared briefly on the 8th so I got a glimpse of Venus, Jupiter and Mercury on the horizon for long enough to get a photo. No ch

Posted by Astroblog

Aug 09 2015
23:30 UTC

A 2dF night at the Anglo-Australian Telescope

... new video from AAO!"A 2dF night at the AAT" assembles 14 time-lapse sequences taken at the 4-metre Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) located at Siding Spring Observatory NSW, Australia. This time-lapse video shows not only how the Two Degree Field (2dF) instrument works but also how the AAT and the telescope dome move in tandem, and the beauty of the Southern Sky in spring and summer. The video is 2min 50sec long and combines more than 4000 frames obtained using a CANON EOS 600D wit

Posted by astropixie

Aug 04 2015
19:21 UTC

Jupiter's Great Red Spot: A Swirling Mystery

Trapped between two jet streams, the Great Red Spot is an anticyclone swirling around a center of high atmospheric pressure that makes it rotate in the opposite sense of hurricanes on Earth. Credits: NASAThe largest and most powerful hurricanes ever recorded on Earth spanned over 1,000 miles across with winds gusting up to around 200 mph. That's wide enough to stretch across nearly all U. S. states east of Texas. But even that kind of storm is dwarfed by the Great Red Spot, a gigantic stor

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Jul 26 2015
14:51 UTC

The ISS and Venus and Jupiter (July 27-29, 2015)

The ISS passes between Venus and Jupiter, as seen from Melbourne on the evening of Wednesday July 29 at 18:17 AEST. Simulated in Stellarium (the ISS will actually be a bright dot), click to embiggen. The ISS passes above Venus and Jupiter, as seen from Adelaide on the evening of Tuesday July 28 at 18:39 ACST. Simulated in Stellarium (the ISS will actually be a bright dot), click to embiggen. The ISS passes passes above Venus and Jupiter, as seen from Sydney on the evening of Monday July 27 at

Posted by Astroblog

Jul 21 2015
13:25 UTC

Moonspotting-A Guide to Observing the Moons of the Solar System

Like splitting double stars, hunting for the faint lesser known moons of the solar system offers a supreme challenge for the visual observer. Sure, you've seen the Jovian moons do their dance, and Titan is old friend forÂmany a star party patron as they check out the rings of Saturn but have you ever spotted […]

Posted by Universe Today

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