Monthly Archive: September 2014

NGC 7814 , the "little Sombrero"

NGC 7814 – Peg

Some of the funniest aspects as astronomy is that sometimes the most spectacular objects out there have a special nickname. To say it better, sometimes a nickname contributes to the fame of a given...

NGC 7293, the "Helix" Nebula

NGC 7293 – Aqr

Among the most famous deep sky objects, NGC 7293 is the closest (and one of the largest) planetary nebulae in the sky . Discovered in 1824 by K. L. Harding, it is nicknamed “Helix”...

Comet C/2011 J2 Linear: 7 Sept. 2014

C/2011 J2 Linear: nucleus splitting

Late last August, several observers (F. Manzini, V. Oldani, and A. Dan, Stazione Astronomica di Sozzago, Italy; R. Crippa, Osservatorio di Tradate, Italy; and R. Behrend, Geneva Observatory) noted that comet C/2011 J2 Linear was apparently showing...

Crowd-funding campaign launched for funding a new, advanced CCD camera

Crowd-funding campaign launched for funding a new, advanced CCD camera

In eight years, we presented the Universe to millions. Now you can help us to do it much better. Important Note: following the input from several of you, we had to restart the campaign,...

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