Categories: Virtual Star Party

Virtual Star Party – January 26, 2014: Our Missed Supernova!

Hosts: Fraser Cain and Scott Lewis (@baldastronomer)

Astronomers: Stuart Foreman, Bill McLaughlin
Commentary: Tom Nathe, David Dickinson (@astroguyz)

Special topics:
First, we torture ourselves with the view of the supernova in M82 that was right in front of our faces, but we didn’t notice it!
Then, we have a view of the galaxy tonight – the supernova is still easily visible.
Next, we have Michael Phillips’s fantastic clip of Jupiter’s full rotation.

Views tonight and pictures from the Event page:
Crab Nebula
NGC 253 – Sculptor Galaxy
Orion Nebula
M33 Triangulum Galaxy
Cone Nebula, or Christmas Tree
Caroline’s Rose Open Cluster
Rosette Nebula from Michael Fields
Lunar Surface GIF
Horsehead Nebula from Michael as well
M82 from Tom Nathe
Thor’s Helmet from Tom Nathe
Emission nebulae
Gorgeous nebula from James McGee
Rosette Nebula from Bill McLaughlin
Crab Nebula from Michael Fields
Lunar surface from Paul Hutchinson
Horsehead Nebula
M33 Triangulum Nebula in color
M76 Little Dumbbell Nebula

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Fraser Cain

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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