Monthly Archive: September 2012

2012 QG42: ephemerides

2012 QG42: ephemerides

A Minor-Planet Follow-Up Page 2012 QG42 This page provides ephemeries for ths potentially hazardous asteroid A PDF document describing the use of the MPES is available. Information on any known problems with this service...

Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2012 QG42: a movie

Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2012 QG42: a movie

On 8 Sept. 2012 the robotic Planewave 17″ unit part of the Virtual Telescope was remotely used to capture the movie above of asteroid 2012 QG42, while approaching our planet. The Paramount ME mount...

M 57, the "Ring" nebula

M 57 – Lyr

  With no doubts, Messier 57 is the  most famous planetary nebula in the sky. It is often called the “Ring” nebula, for obvious reasons. It was discovered by A. D. de Pellepoix in...

The sky on 15 Sept. 2012, 19:30UT, at lat +41 deg

Monthly Skies: September 2012 (North)

The short description below is valid for a latitude of +42 deg. September is a very interesting month for northern observers. Summer is approaching its astronomical end, but the stars visible at the beginning...

NGC 2392, the "Eskimo" nebula

NGC 2392 – Gem

NGC 2392 is a well-known planetary nebula in Gemini, also because of its funny shape, resembling the face of an “eskimo”, hence its nickname. A dying star, evolving now as a white dwarf, is...