September 21, 2017

15.04.11: T Pyxidis in Outburst!

The field of T Pyx with 1 deg & 5 deg FOV…(Created by Author in Starry Night).

We interrupt this week’s regularly scheduled book review (which will run tomorrow) to bring notice to a recent celestial goings on. Early Thursday morning, AAVSO alert notice #436 graced our inbox; recurrent nova T Pyxidis is currently in outburst. [Read more...]

Observing Challenge: Sighting Extremely Slender Moons Part I

 

   We here at Astroguyz always love a good challenge. Maybe I’ll never climb Everest or run an ultra marathon in Death Valley, but visual observation challenges happen in our local sky nightly.  [Read more...]