Virtual Star Party – Nov. 4, 2012: The Blue Snowball Edition

by Fraser Cain on November 5, 2012

Another fantastic Virtual Star Party, with 5 telescopes revealing an amazing view of the night sky. We saw several favorite objects, like Andromeda, the Elephant Trunk Nebula, the Heart and Soul Nebulae, the Double Cluster in Perseus, and the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules. Mighty Jupiter made an appearance right at the end, and we saw several new objects, including the Blue Snowball Nebula, and a collection of little star clusters.

I highly recommend you check out the Event page for this episode. There are dozens of great pictures posted from the event for your viewing enjoyment.

Astronomers: Gary Gonella, Bill McLaughlin, Roy Salisbury, Stuart Forman, and Chris Ridgway

Commentary: Dr. Thad Szabo

Host: Fraser Cain

Pinwheel Nebula by Gary Gonella

Jupiter by Chris Ridgway

Blue Snowball Nebula by Stuart Forman


Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today. He's also the co-host of Astronomy Cast with Dr. Pamela Gay.

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