Categories: Virtual Star Party

Virtual Star Party – April 26, 2014- Hangoutathon Special Edition!

This week’s Virtual Star Party was a special 2-hour Saturday night version recorded as part of the Cosmoquest Hangoutathon. The Star Party at this link starts at 1 hour in – we’ll get an edited version up soon!

Hosts: Fraser Cain, Scott Lewis, and Nicole Gugliucci
Guests: Mike Phillips, Gary Gonella, Stuart Forman, Andrew Dumbleton, John Kramer, Paul Stewart

Tonight’s views and astrophotos:
Tarantula Nebula (from New Zealand’s skies)
Rosette Nebula
Double Cluster
M5 Globular Cluster
Supermassive Black Hole in middle of our Galaxy
Sombrero Galaxy
Saturn, Mars and Jupiter
M33 Triangulum Galaxy – an example of a Flocculent Spiral
First light from Brian – congrats on your first astropic!
Omega Centauri super-dense globular cluster
Mars again
Saturn again
M13 Globular Cluster
Horsehead Nebula
M44 Open Cluster
Saturn’s moons (faintly visible)
Flaming Star Nebula photo
M35 Open Cluster
the Sun via iPhone with visible solar flares
Flaming Star Nebula live
Keyhole Nebula
Sun via H alpha solarscope
side view of Sun
M51 Grand Spiral
Orion’s Sword
Saturn – clear with gorgeous Cassini division!
Saturn’s Hexagon
Ring Nebula
Horsehead and Flame Nebulae

We hold the Virtual Star Party every Sunday night as a live Google+ Hangout on Air. We begin the show when it gets dark on the West Coast. If you want to get a notification, make sure you circle the Virtual Star Party on Google+. You can watch on our YouTube channel or here on Universe Today.

Fraser Cain

Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today. He's also the co-host of Astronomy Cast with Dr. Pamela Gay. Here's a link to my Mastodon account.

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