February 2010 Archives

90 Leonis (Struve 1552)

Sketch of 90 Leonis (Struve 1552)Click image to view larger version. Observation Notes: The trio of 90 Leonis appeared sky blue, cream, and dull orange. Sissy Haas sees yellow, yellow, gray and Smyth saw silvery-white, purplish, pale-red. Subject90 Leonis (STF 1552 / ADS 8220) ClassificationMultiple Star Position (J2000)*Sextans [RA: 11...

35 Sextantis (Struve 1466)

Sketch of 35 Sextantis (Struve 1466)Click image to view larger version. Observation Notes: This nice yellow-orange/pale blue binary was also seen as citrus-orange/blended-blue-green (Haas) and topaz-yellow/smalt-blue (Smyth). The faint C star showed to the southwest, but I didn't realize it was a component, so I didn't measure it. Subject35 Sextantis...
Orion, Canis Major, and the Winter Milky Way soar over Sunset Crater Click for larger image FEB 13, 2010 - 01:00 AM MST Canon EOS 300D + Kit Lens @ 21 mm • ISO 800 • f/4.5 Composite: 11 x 30 sec. aligned, stacked, and composited separately for sky...

Markarian's Chain

Sketch of Markarian's Chain in the Virgo Cluster Move mouse over image to view labels (magnitudes listed in parentheses)Click for larger version. Observation Notes: The heart of the Virgo Cluster is a wonderful place to visit from a dark site. Every nudge of the telescope brings another galaxy...or three...
Tau and 83 Leonis make a stunning and colorful low power double-double and are the subject of March 2010 Drawn to the Universe Column in Astronomy Now. Subject:Tau and 83 Leonis Issue:March 2010 Astronomy Now Basic Media:Graphite on Paper and Digital Editing Featured Technique:Using image editing software to create digital...

Cinder Hills Overlook

Orion, Canis Major and the Winter Milky Way soar over Sunset Crater as seen from Cinder Hills Overlook Cinder Hills Overlook is a cul-de-sac at the top of a small hill on the eastern edge of Sunset Crater National Monument. The site is situated amid a stunning volcanic landscape...

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