Daily Archive: August 25, 2012

Izar, Epsilon Bootis

Izar, Epsilon Bootis

  Izar, epsilon Bootis, is one of the most celebrated double stars in the sky. It was also called “Pulcherrima” (in latin, “the most beautiful” by Wilhem von Struve. This amazing image captures this...

Alrisha, Alpha Piscium

Alrisha, Alpha Piscium

  Alrischa, the alpha in Pisces, is a very close binary star. This image was captured with the Celestron C14″, part of the Virtual Telescope Project. The OTA in installed on a Paramount ME mount, by...

Albireo, Beta Cygni

Albireo, Beta Cygni

Albireo is perhaps the most observed double star in the sky. This is because os its amazing colors. This image was captured with the Celestron C14″, part of the Virtual Telescope Project, with a set...

Almach, Gamma Andromedae

Almach, Gamma Andromedae

The wonderful Gamma Andromedae – Almach – shining with marvelous colors. This image was captured with the Celestron C14″, part of the Virtual Telescope Project, with a set of color filters. The OTA in installed...

WZ Cassiopeiae

WZ Cassiopeiae

  Here it is a superb red star, imaged by Gianluca Masi. He did find it by chance, while randomly surfing the skies. As you can see, it is part of a superb double...

The Moon, Venus and Jupiter, 26 Mar. 2012

The Moon, Venus and Jupiter

  This wonderful “meeting among the Moon, Venus and Jupiter happened on 26 March 2012. Pleiades are also easily visible. This image was grabbed by Gianluca Masi from Rome, Italy, using a 55/f2.8 lens. Back...

The Moon and Venus: 26 March 2012

The Moon and Venus

  This wonderful conjunction between the Moon and Venus happened on 26 March 2012. It was imaged by Gianluca Masi from Rome, Italy, using a 200/f2.8 lens. Back to “Earth and Sky” page  ...

Venus and Jupiter in Rome, EUR, on 13 Mar. 2012

Venus and Jupiter from EUR, Rome

  During its last month of spring, 2012 saw a wonderful meeting in the sky, between Jupter and Venus, the brigthest and easiest to see planets of our Solar System. The picture above was...

Venus is approaching the Pleiades

Venus approaches the Pleiades

After meeting planet Jupiter, On 1 April 2012, at the beginning of Global Astronomy Month, Venus approached the wonderful Pleiades (M45), a well-known star cluster in Taurus. The picture above was obtained by Gianluca...

The Colosseum and the Stars

The Colosseum and the Stars

This image shows the stars trailing above the Colosseum, in Rome. Orion and surrounding should be easy to recognize. Airplanes are joining the view, too. With this image we want to show that looking...

Jupiter

Jupiter

Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System. It is surrounded by a huge number of satellites, the biggest ones were discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610. It is always a very rewarding...

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