Nebulae

Astrophotos: A Wide Angle “Trilogy” of the North America Nebula

A perfect set of astrophotos for #WideAngleWednesday! Here are not one but three views of the North America Nebula taken…

8 years ago

Virtual Star Party – January 5, 2014: Jupiter in Opposition and 6 Telescopes!

Hosts: Fraser Cain and Scott Lewis Astronomers: David Dickinson in Florida Michael Phillips in North Carolina Bill McLaughlin in Oregon…

9 years ago

Virtual Star Party – October 6, 2013

Another wonderful Virtual Star Party, this time with 6 astronomers broadcasting their view of the night sky live. We had…

9 years ago

Weekly SkyWatcher’s Forecast: August 6-12, 2012

Greetings, fellow SkyWatchers! While you start your observing week out by watching the Mars Curiosity Landing, be sure to step…

11 years ago

What Does a Nebula Sound Like?

What do things sound like out in the cosmos? Of course, sound waves can’t travel through the vacuum of space;…

11 years ago

Spitzer’s Stunning New View of the North American Nebula

[/caption] In visible light, the North American nebula resembles its namesake continent. But looking at it in the infrared spectrum,…

12 years ago

Ambitious Survey Spots Stellar Nurseries

[/caption] ESO’s VISTA telescope has begun a new survey of the Magellanic Cloud, and this spectacular image of the Tarantula…

13 years ago

WISE Covers the Heart and Soul of Infrared Astronomy

[/caption] In about six months' time, NASA's WISE mission, the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, has captured almost a million images,…

13 years ago

Young Stars Blast a Hole in Space

[/caption] There is a black patch of space in NGC 1999, and for years astronomers have thought it was just…

13 years ago

Herschel Spots Previously Unseen Stars in Rosette Nebula

Wow, what a gorgeous new image from the Herschel telescope – and what makes this especially stunning is that we've…

13 years ago