February 2010 Archives

90 Leonis (Struve 1552)

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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)

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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

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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

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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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