Solar System Objects

Solar System Objects (9)

Sun, Moon, Planets, Asteroids, Comets, and other assorted objects.

Friday, 09 August 2019 13:19

Moon Aug 8, 2019

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55% full Moon imaged on Aug 8, 2019 with the RC scope and Asi071 color camera. Single shot with image processing done using PixInsight software.

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  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Thursday, 01 February 2018 22:46

Lunar Eclipse January 31, 2018

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The morning of January 31, 2018 featured an lunar eclipse, which was also "blue" moon, which means it was a 2nd full moon in a single month, and also while the Moon was slightly closer in its orbit, which is…
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 14:55

Observe the Moon 2017

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My quick My #ObserveTheMoon image. Cropped and resized to fit the page, and despite my best efforts, still a bit over-exposed using the 80 mm refractor.
Saturday, 21 October 2017 14:31

Asteroid 2012 TC4

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On Oct 12, 2017, a small asteroid zoomed past Earth just outside the range of our geosynchronous satellites. First discovered in October 4, 2012 during it's last close approach. It will make several more approaches in the coming decades, but…
Thursday, 14 September 2017 15:19

Asteroid 3122 Florence Close Approach

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On the night of August 31, I imaged the asteroid Florence which made a relatively close pass of Earth. At a distance of 4.4 million miles, it is one of the larger near Earth asteroids. With a size of 2.7…
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 15:30

Partial Eclipse of Sun on August 21, 2017

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 On August 21, 2017 this area experienced a partial eclipse of the Sun by the Moon. The following is a time lapse movie of that eclipse. A few in and out clouds, and a bit overexposed though.
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 15:55

Asteroid 2014 JO25 Close Approach

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On April 19th asteroid 2014 JO25 made its closest approach to Earth at a distance of about 1 million miles. The asteroid was discovered in May 2014 by astronomers using the Catalina Sky survey. Radar imaging of the asteroid shows…
Friday, 09 September 2016 16:50

Asteroid Cohnia

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Asteroid Cohnia (almost) passes in front of a 13.5 magnitude star. I think I was just barely out of the occulation path. It was a good practice run, although much brighter objects would allow short exposures to determine the actual…
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 14:52

Pluto August 05, 2016

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Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930, much in the same way this animated gif works. By blinking two different images taken at different times, any object that moves is apparent. Originally classified as a planet, but when other…