M52 and M103 in Cassiopeia
Observing

The Night Sky This Month: October 2017

September 29, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Prominent northern hemisphere constellations during October include Cassiopeia almost overhead, and Cetus, Pisces, Aries, and Triangulum towards the south, while to the south-west is Andromeda, which is attached to Pegasus, the most conspicuous constellation associated with […]

Star Constellations the Zodiac
Star Constellations

Star Constellations: The Zodiac

September 28, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

There are 88 modern constellations occupying different regions of the sky, with the 12 zodiac constellations situated within a 9° band either side of the ecliptic plane, an imaginary line which traces the apparent path […]

10 Best Time Travel Comedy Films
Sci-Film Reviews

10 Best Time Travel Comedy Films

September 13, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Time travel and comedy films are not two genres one typically associates with one another. Time travel films usually rely on more intense, dramatic or tragic events such as in “The Butterfly Effect” or the […]

Crab Nebula
Deep-Sky Objects

Deep-Sky Objects: Crab Nebula (M1)

September 10, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

The Crab Nebula (M1) is a supernova remnant in the constellation Taurus, and although its central neutron star was only physically discovered in 1968, it has since been positively identified as the remains of a […]

Megrez in Ursa Major
Stars

Star Facts: Megrez

September 7, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Megrez (Delta Ursae Majoris) is the least luminous of all the seven Dipper stars, with an apparent visual magnitude of +3.3. This blue-white main sequence dwarf star is located around 58.4 light years from Earth, […]

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