November 18, 2017

Astro-Vid Of the Week: An Online Messier Marathon

On your marks, get set, Messier Marathon!

‘Tis the season when it’s possible to hunt down all the 110 of the deep sky objects in Messier’s famous deep sky catalog in one night. We recently wrote about the potential for carrying out this feat of astronomical observation for 2014. [Read more...]

A Messier Marathon.

Spring is deep sky season. As the weather becomes more temperate and the daylight/nighttime balance sits roughly equal worldwide, telescopes at star parties begin to sprout up like springtime daffodils. Now is the time to nab that obscure cluster, or attempt to spy that faint planetary nebula. We here at Astroguyz always try to spot one new object every observing session… but have you ever tried to see all the Messier objects… in one night?

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Astro-Event of the Week: 19-25 August 2008; Spot the globular cluster M13.

As the Moon wanes from the evening night, thoughts here at Astroguyz turn towards the wonders of the deep sky.

One of the finest sights in the northern hemisphere is the globular cluster M13  in the constellation Hercules. [Read more...]