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M104 Sombrero Galaxy

Friday, February 19, 2010

Vesta February 19, 2010


Detail from a Takahashi FSQ-106 1 minute color image. This is a robotic telescope at Tzec Maun Observatory, Moorook Australia. The brightest star is Algieba, gamma Leo.
North is up, click image for enlargement.

My thanks to the Tzec Maun Foundation for its support of Science Projects at Pueblo HS in Tucson Arizona.

Hubble image of Vesta in 2007

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Interesting B5 flare February 13



From active region 11046, February 13 2010 near 2330 UT
The two frames above are from a GOES 14 X-ray telescope animation posted at LMSAL

Monday, February 15, 2010

Pueblo Magnet High School Star Party February 12

I want to express my many thanks to TAAA members:

Ben Bailey
Lyle Johnson
Randy Mathews
Paul Moss
Roger Schuelke
Byron Skinner

for their support of the Star Party

Mrs. Lolly Levine, Sponsor of the Science Club at Pueblo HS, did a great job organizing the event, which was also attended by Students from other nearby Schools.

My 8 inch Classic Byers Schmidt Cassegrain Celestron, ready to Party !

Comet Lulin exposed in 2009

Southern Galaxy NGC 4945 exposed in 2009
The two images above by Students at Pueblo HS
More details here and here

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Recent Hinode X-ray telescope Solar images

January 10

January 24

February 10
I extracted the 3 frames above from this 4 MB movie
Many thanks to the Hinode Observatory
Contributing Institutions:
SAO, NASA, JAXA, NAOJ

Saturday, February 6, 2010