Some cool stuff about the Moon

21 April 2008, admin @ 2:51 pm Will the Earth fry future moon astronauts? by ZDNet’s Roland Piquepaille — Researchers working for NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission have discovered that the Earth’s magnetic tail could be harmful to future astronauts. The moon stays inside Earth’s ‘magnetotail’ for six days every month — during full moon. […]

Astro Nut Links

Make sure you stop by Astronomy Links, its my new project “Astronomy Link List” I can use your help in adding links to it! If you have any astronomy related links please add them to the list! I would love to hear from you!! Please leave your comments!

My Backyard Set UP

[photopress:BY_SetUp1.jpg,thumb,pp_empty][photopress:BY_SetUp.jpg,thumb,pp_empty] This is my backyard set up. I put down 3 little concrete pads for the mount and I know what branch Polaris hides behind. So doing an rough Polar alignment is a snap. I can drag the mount with the scope out of the house all set up.

Can You See the Stars?

Join thousands of other students, families and citizen-scientists hunting for stars during March 8 – 21, 2007. Take part in this international event to observe the nighttime sky and learn more about light pollution around the world. During the 2006 event over 18,000** people from 96 countries on all continents (except Antarctica) reported more than […]

DeepMap 600

I just got my DeepMap 600 and I am more than impressed with it. If you are looking to observe more than just the Messier objects or the Herschel 400 then this is the map for you! DeepMap 600 is more biased towards interesting galaxies and nebulae. DM600 contains a list of 85 interesting double […]

Light Pollution

[photopress:M22.jpg,thumb,pp_empty] [photopress:M22_1.jpg,thumb,pp_empty] click on thumb for a big picture Here’s a pretty good example of light pollution: This drawing was done from my moderately light polluted backyard There are about 5 street lamps around my house This drawing was done from my dark site 20 miles away both of these are M22 found in Sagittarius. […]