Monthly Archive: June 2013

M 71

M 71 – Sge

Globular clusters are famous for their high concentration of stars: even one million stars closely packed together by gravity. But sometimes we find significantly loose bodies, making them like a dense open cluster. This...

The perigee and apogee Full Moons compared in their angular size

How super is the “super” Moon?

Lot of rumors about the Moon are on the air, while this 23 June 2013 full Moon approached. It was called “super Moon“, because it was going to happen with the natural satellite closer...

M 14

M 14 – Oph

Ophiucus is very generous when it is time to look for bright globular clusters. After M 10 and M 12, the Virtual Telescope visited Messier 14 (more data), another gem of the deep sky...

M 22

M 22 – Sgr

For sure, you have understood that globular clusters are really loved by the Virtual Telescope team. At summer, plenty of them are visible from the northern hemisphere and some of the finest appear in...

M 17

M 17, the “Omega Nebula” – Sgr

The region of Scorpius and Sagittarius is one of the richest places in the sky. Plenty of wonderful treasures there, with some of the most remarkable deep sky objects we know. The diffuse nebula...

M 10

M 10 – Oph

Surfing across globular clusters in the late Spring skies, soon after Messier 12 The Virtual Telescope looked for Messier 10 (more data), always in the  Ophiucus constellation, in the same part of the sky....

M 12

M 12 – Oph

At Virtual Telescope, we always have great consideration for globular clusters. This time, we visited the Ophiucus constellation, hosting several great and spectacular objects of this kind. Here we present Messier 12 (more data),...

Virtual Telescope needs you to share more stars with the world.

Virtual Telescope needs you to share more stars with the world.

Since 2006 the Virtual Telescope has been showing the real cosmos, live, to millions of individuals from more than 200 Countries. Something never seen before in the field of science communication and public outreach....

PSN J09541563+3718042: supernova candidate (6 June 2013)

PSN J09541563+3718042 in UGC 5315: 6 June 2013

On 6 June, 2013, the Virtual Telescope main, robotic  unit (PlaneWave 17″) imaged this supernova candidate, collecting three, 120-seconds images. The hosting galaxy (UGC 5315) was about 30 deg above the horizon. The transient...

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