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Monthly Archives: October 2011
CME on Oct. 21, 2011 Caused Red Aurora in U.S. The SOlar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) captured this “coronograph” – so-called because the images block the sun, and only show the sun’s atmosphere, or corona. The coronal mass ejection (CME) … Continue reading
The size of a telescope, two inch versus a larger aperture, determines how dim of an object you can see. For example, my 8″ dob rarely sees anything dimmer than 8 magnitude. The 24″ at the observatory can see objects … Continue reading
I’m on the lovely Damyanti’s blog today: Daily (w)write. Would love to see you there if you’re so inclined. :)
So, yes, the observatory season ended, Saturday, October 1st. It was such a crappy day all day Saturday, we were all pretty bummed that we might not get any sky. It looked pretty darn hopeless, honestly. The sign says closed. … Continue reading