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    ASASSN-15lh, la più luminosa supernova della storia – evento live (11 febbraio 2016, ore 21:30)

    ASASSN-15lh, la più luminosa supernova della storia - 11 febbraio 2016, ore 21:30

    ASASSN-15lh, la più luminosa supernova della storia – 11 febbraio 2016, ore 21:30

    In questi giorni la rivista Science ha diffuso lo studio che riguarda la straordinaria supernova ASASSN-15lh, risultata di gran lunga la più luminosa mai scoperta nella storia. Gianluca Masi, astrofisisico, fondatore e responsabile scientifico del Virtual Telescope, figura quale co-autore sia della circolare di scoperta dell’astro che dello studio pubblicato su Science. Un risultato realmente storico, con affascinanti ricadute scientifiche.

    Proprio Gianluca Masi parlerà di questa straordinaria scoperta che lo vede protagonista il prossimo 11 febbraio, alle ore 21:30, in uno speficico appuntamento online prodotto dal Virtual Telescope.

    Per partecipare sarà sufficiente accedere, il 11 febbraio alle 21:30, alla consueta webTV del Virtual Telescope.

    [nell’immagine in alto: rappresentazione artistica della supernova da record ASASSN-15lh, così come apparirebbe da un esopianeta distante da essa circa 10.000 anni luce. (Credits: Beijing Planetarium / Jin Ma)]

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    The Moon meets Aldebaran: online observation of the lunar occultation – 23 Dec. 2015 – animations and podcast

    The Moon is occulting Aldebaran: 23 Dec. 2015

    The Moon is occulting Aldebaran: 23 Dec. 2015

    Last 23 Dec., we successfully shared live, online, the lunar occultation of the bright star Aldebaran. It was the last event of a very intense 2015 and we are pleased to provide here the podcast, as well as a couple of nice animations.

    The image above shows Aldebaran just seconds before disappearing behind the Moon. The star was covered by the dark border of the Moon and that made the ingress truly scenic for all those connected live to the Virtual Telescope’s webcast.

    Using all the frames grabbed around the ingress time, which happened around 18:05:04 UT, we did this very nice animation, beautifully showing the lunar motion:

    The Moon occults Aldebaran: ingress - 23 Dec. 2015

    The Moon occults Aldebaran: ingress – 23 Dec. 2015

     

    One hour later, at 19:08:09 UT, we recorded the end of the occultation, documented in the sequence below, this time covering the bright border of the Moon:

    The Moon occults Aldebaran: egress - 23 Dec. 2015

    The Moon occults Aldebaran: egress – 23 Dec. 2015

    Finally, below is the full podcast fropm our live feed:

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    The Moon meets Aldebaran: online observation of the lunar occultation – 23 Dec. 2015

    23 Dec. 2015, the Moon meets Aldebaran: online session

    23 Dec. 2015, the Moon meets Aldebaran: online session

    Next 23 Dec. 2015, the Moon will occult the bright star Aldebaran, the most luminous one in Taurus. It will be a spectacular sight and here at Virtual Telescope we will bring the experience to you, live, online!

    Join our free, live webcast from the comfort of your home, you just need a computer/tablet/smartphone and a internet connection.

    To see the Moon occulting Aldebaran live, just come back here on 23 Dec. 2015, starting at 17:45 UT

    The online, free session is scheduled for 23 Dec. 2015, starting at 17:45 UT.

    To join, you just need to enter, at the date and time above, our webTV page here!

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    Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2015 TB145: a stunning video sequence (30/31 Oct. 2015)

    Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2015 TB145: an image (30 Oct. 2015)

    Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2015 TB145: an image (30 Oct. 2015)

    At Virtual Telescope, we did a great work tracking the “Halloween”, potentially hazardous asteroid 2015 TB145 while approaching us late last Oct. We obtained an early image and planned a live, online event, which turned out to be a huge international success. More than 15.000 individuals from many different Countries joined the live feed enjoying this interesting asteroid, which could be a dead comet, assuming its orbit and radar data.

    The image above comes from the event night and it was already presented to our visitors. Now, we are very proud to share with you an exceptional movie, coming from all the images we grabbed during our life feed.

    A total of 276 frames taken back to back and covering 2h and 45 minutes. To our knowledge, no one did something similar with this target. Considering that 165 minutes of coverage are compressed in almost 14 seconds, the motion of the asteroid in the video is accelerated by a factor of 700x. Click on the movie below top get a full resolution version (42 Mb)!.

    Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2015TB145, a video: click on it for HiRes version

    Images were remotely taken with the PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope. The telescope tracked the apparent motion of the asteroid, which is visible as a sharp dot of light in the center, while stars are trailing on the background. Looking at the video, it is evident how, while it moves in the sky, the Moon glare interfered more and more with the vision.

    Below is the podcast from our live feed

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    Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2015 TB145: image and podcast from the live event (30 Oct. 2015)

    Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2015 TB145: an image (30 Oct. 2015)

    Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2015 TB145: an image (30 Oct. 2015)

    As promised, at Virtual Telescope we tracked and showed you, in real time, the Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2015 TB145, which scheduled a safe, close encounter with our planet for the Halloween!

    The image above is a single, 120-seconds exposure, remotely taken with the PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope. The telescope tracked the apparent motion of the asteroid, which is visible as a sharp dot of light in the center, while stars are trailing on the background.  At the imaging time, the object was at about mag. 12.5 and at about 2.4 millions km from our planet.

    Below is the podcast from our live, online event, where we shared real-time images of the asteroid with people worldwide!

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    Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2015 TB145: an image (22 Oct. 2015)

    *** See asteroid 2015 TB145 LIVE here ! ***

    Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2015 TB145: 22 Oct. 2015

    Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2015 TB145: 22 Oct. 2015

    *** See asteroid 2015 TB145 LIVE here ! ***

    While waiting for its minimum distance from the Earth, at Virtual Telescope we imaged potentially hazardous asteroid 2015 TB145 safely approaching us. This 500-meters large asteroid will be at about 500.000 km (1.3 lunar distances from us) next 31 Oct., this making it the closest approach by an asteroid that big since 2006 (and the first known similar size asteroid to come that close will be 1999 AN10 in 2027.

    The image is the average of two, 120-seconds exposure, remotely taken with PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope. The asteroid is the little dot in the center, marked with two white lines. At the imaging time, the object was at about mag. 17.8 and at about 26 millions km from our planet.

    On 31 Oct., at 00:00 UT, the Virtual Telescope will show the asteroid live, online: learn more here!

    *** See asteroid 2015 TB145 live, online from the comfort of your home! ***

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    Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2015 TB145: how to see it next 31 Oct. 2015

    Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2015 TB145: star chart for Rome (31 Oct. 2015 - 01 Nov. 2015)

    Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2015 TB145: star chart for Rome (31 Oct. 2015 – 01 Nov. 2015)

    The potentially hazardous asteroid 2015 TB145 will put a nice show in the sky next 31 Oct. This 500-meters large minor planet will come as close as 500.000 km, that is 1.3 lunar distances, all this making it the closest approach by an asteroid that big since 2006. 2015 TB145 will become quite bright, with a peak magnitude of 10.0. It will be accessible with small, 100mm aperture telescopes.

    Unfortunately, a very bight Moon could be a severe obstacle, especially early on 31 Oct., when the asteroid will be in the same part of the sky as our satellite, shining at mag. 12.0 or so. Later, conditions will improve, but the altitude of the target above the horizon can be a issue for many observers.

    Because of its short distance, 2015 TB145 will move pretty fast across the sky, so locating it will not be as easy as its good brightness would suggest. But with some work, that could be done. The short distance involved will produce a relatively huge parallax: from different observing sites, it will show at quite different positions in the sky, this requiring an explicit ephemerides for your very own site.

    The chart above shows the path in the sky of 2015 TB145 from 31 Oct., 00:00 UT, to 01 Nov., 00:00 UT, assuming Rome, Italy, as the observing site. The asteroid position is given every hour, with the reported times in Universal Time. From 02:00 UT to 18:00 UT 2015 TB145 will be brighter than mag. 12.0,  stitting close to mag. 10.0 or so from 13UT to 16UT.

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    Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2015 TB145 very close encounter: live event (31 Oct. 2015)

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    Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2015 TB145: poster of the event

    Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2015 TB145: poster of the event

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    Next 31 Oct. 2015, at 17:18 UT, the 500-meters large asteroid 2015 TB145 will made a very close, but safe approach with the Earth, reaching a minimum distance of less than 500.000 km, that is 1.3 lunar distances.

    We wish to underline this is a safe distance, but still a very spectacular event, so  the Virtual Telescope Project will offer a live, online event sharing real-time images of 2015 TB145 with live commentary by our scientific staff.

    The online, free session is scheduled for 31 Oct. 2015, starting at 00:00 UT.

    To join, you just need to enter, at the date and time above, our webTV page here!

    Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2015 TB145: 22 Oct. 2015

    Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2015 TB145: 22 Oct. 2015

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    The Moon meets Aldebaran: online observation of the lunar occultation – 29 Oct. 2015

    29 Oct. 2015, the Moon meets Aldebaran: online session

    29 Oct. 2015, the Moon meets Aldebaran: online session

    Next 29 Oct. 2015, the Moon will occult the bright star Aldebaran, the most luminous one in Taurus. It will be a spectacular sight and here at Virtual Telescope we will bring the experience to you, live, online!

    Join our free, live webcast from the comfort of your home, you just need a computer/tablet/smartphone and a internet connection.

    To see the Moon occulting Aldebaran live, just come back here on 29 Oct. 2015, starting at 21:00 UT

    The online, free session is scheduled for 29 Oct. 2015, starting at 21:00 UT.

    To join, you just need to enter, at the date and time above, our webTV page here!

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    If everyone reading this right now would donate something, our fundraiser would be done in a few days. Please, donate and receive an exclusive, LIMITED EDITION image of potentially hazardous asteroids taken by the Virtual Telescope! specifically made for Asteroid Day!

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    International Observe the Moon Night: 19 Sept. 2015

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    International Observe the Moon Night: 19 Sept. 2015

    International Observe the Moon Night: 19 Sept. 2015

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    This 19 Sept. 2015 celebrate the International Observe the Moon Night 2015 with the Virtual Telescope!

    We will show our amazing satellite live, online and you can walk on it from the comfort of your home. Meet our friends on the live chat, while looking at the Moon!

    The online, free session is scheduled for 19 Sept 2015, starting at 18:30 UT.

    To join, you just need to enter, at the date and time above, our webTV page here!

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