Posts from the ‘comets’ Category

Comet PanStarrs, The Sombrero Galaxy, and Porrima.

I have waited and waited and waited to turn my eyes onto PanStarrs, the comet that has delighted those from lower northern latitudes over the last month or so. For us northerners it’s taken longer to get into view, and for me especially because I have streetlights and roofs to the north. However, it’s now high enough to spot in the evening when there’s no moon, although too dim for the naked eye.  Read more…

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Comet Garradd and the Veil nebula

First night stargazing of the new season last night: absolutely loved it. Two new sightings for me, and both exciting ones. Read more…

Bays, projections and the limits of visibility

Wow what a night of variety! This included a comet, weird weather on another planet, missing galaxies, disappearing galaxies, and some new first sightings.

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A comet, an extraterrestrial storm and an extra-galactic cloud

In other words…..I went stargazing last night. First time in ten days or so that clouds had permitted. Phew! Read more…