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If the skies are clear where you are..... ...

In the constellation Cepheus, 1,300 light years away lies the Iris Nebula - LBN 487 with a star cluster (NGC 7023) embedded in it. Also know as Caldwell 4, the nebula is illuminated by a magnitude +7 star, SAO 19158. This LRGB image was taken using the AMO 0.5m folded newtonian telescope with a Fingerlakes Dream Machine camera using the same type of TK1024 CCD sensor that was used for the original HST wide field planetary camera. ...

In the constellation Cepheus, 1,300 light years away lies the Iris Nebula - LBN 487 with a star cluster (NGC 7023) embedded in it. Also know as Caldwell 4, the nebula is illuminated by a magnitude +7 star, SAO 19158. This LRGB image was taken using the AMO 0.5m folded newtonian telescope with a Fingerlakes Dream Machine camera using the same type of TK1024 CCD sensor that was used for the original HST wide field planetary camera.

For most astronomers, the Moon is a pariah that obscures the wonderful deep sky treasures with its glaringly bright reflection of sunlight. Despite this, every time I get a visual telescope out, Jackie wants to see the Moon! This image of the Moon is for her. Its a mosaic of multiple DSLR images taken with a 130mm Astro-Physics refractor. ...

For most astronomers, the Moon is a pariah that obscures the wonderful deep sky treasures with its glaringly bright reflection of sunlight. Despite this, every time I get a visual telescope out, Jackie wants to see the Moon! This image of the Moon is for her. Its a mosaic of multiple DSLR images taken with a 130mm Astro-Physics refractor.

 

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you did promise her the moon & stars <3

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4 days ago

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This is one of the most important astronomical discoveries in our lifetime!

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Gravitational waves from colliding neutron stars have been detected. Here's why that's such a huge deal. (Full story: ow.ly/JjMn30fUmMJ)
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AMO is part of the Spalding All Sky Camera Network. After quite a bit of downtime due to camera issues, the AMO All Sky Camera is back up and operational ...

AMO is part of the Spalding All Sky Camera Network. After quite a bit of downtime due to camera issues, the AMO All Sky Camera is back up and operational

NGC 7331 LRGBHa image taken the night of September 15th, 2017 with the 0.5m teleascope at AMO. This SAb spiral also known as Caldwell 30 or the Pegasus Galaxy, was discovered by William Herschel in 1784 in the constellation Pegasus. It is 50,000,000 light-years away and part of the visual "Deer Lick Group" of galaxies (these galaxies are not actually grouped together, it just appears that way from our perspective.) ...

NGC 7331  LRGBHa image taken the night of September 15th, 2017 with the 0.5m teleascope at AMO. This SAb spiral also known as Caldwell 30 or the Pegasus Galaxy, was discovered by William Herschel in 1784 in the constellation Pegasus.  It is  50,000,000 light-years away and part of the visual Deer Lick Group of galaxies (these galaxies are not actually grouped together, it just appears that way from our perspective.)

In the southern part of the Eastern Veil (Caldwell 33) one can find NGC 6995 - first discovered by William Herschel in 1784, it is part of a remnant from a supernova that exploded between 5000 and 8000 years ago. This LRGB (Luminence, Red, Green, Blue) image was taken at AMO on the night of 14Sep17. ...

In the southern part of the Eastern Veil (Caldwell 33) one can find NGC 6995 - first discovered by William Herschel in 1784, it is part of a remnant from a supernova that exploded between 5000 and 8000 years ago.  This LRGB (Luminence, Red, Green, Blue) image was taken at AMO on the night of 14Sep17.

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The crew from the observatory headed south to see "the Great American Total Solar Eclipse of 2017" from Ontario, Oregon on 21 Aug 2017. Here is what we saw: ...

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