It is a time for another carnival of space. Did you manage to see all planets together in the dawn sky? After several rainy and cloudy mornings I got up at 6 am and was able to see all of them. Mercury was definitely the hardest as the sky were quite blue. It was about 30 minutes before sunrise and I will try even earlier later this month. Taking a photo of all planets is harder as they span over 100 degrees and a very wide lens is required (or taking several photos and stitching them in software).
Here is an illustration of the planets and some photos of the (not all together) planets.
|All planets together illustration by Stellarium software|
More planets at the end. And now for this week articles:
From Aartscope blog:
- Astroswanny is tracking asteroid 2016 BE, an interesting 79m asteroid on the risk table for 2076-2111 discusses what a Virtual Impactor is in order to demystify some of the asteroid terminology.
From Ryan Marciniak:
- Galaxies truly are islands in the vast cosmic ocean, though it doesn't look that way. Can we find new galaxies hidden in field stars?
From Universe Today:
From the Spacewriter:
From About Education:
- The space shuttle, an article in respect to the crews of Columbia and Challenger space-shuttles.
|Moon and Mars (31/1/2016)|