Super Moon vs. Micro Moon
Observing

The Night Sky This Month: January 2018

December 29, 2017 James Miller 0

Happy 2018! January presents a perfect opportunity to view some of the winter sky’s most conspicuous constellations, including Orion accompanied by his two hunting dogs Canis Major and Canis Minor. The giant hunter from Greek […]

Parrot's Head Nebula
Astronomy Lists

Nebulae Named After Birds

December 10, 2017 James Miller 0

With this list, we present a few nebulae of various types that are said to resemble birds, and while some of the structures mentioned do actually resemble some of our feathered friends, others do so […]

Cocoon Nebula
Astronomy Lists

Nebulae Named After Insects

December 9, 2017 James Miller 0

Nebulae are large clouds of interstellar dust and ionized gases which provide the basic building blocks from which the stars and solar systems are created. These stellar nurseries are mostly composed of hydrogen (90%) and […]

Manatee Nebula in Aquila
Astronomy Lists

Nebulae Named after Aquatic Animals

December 2, 2017 James Miller 0

Nebulae of all types are among the most spectacular and spookiest looking structures in the entire Universe, and have been an endless source of intrigue and discovery for astronomers. How we perceive them, however, is […]

Astronomy Lists

Nebulae Named After Land Animals

December 1, 2017 James Miller 0

In a previous post we mentioned that nebulae of all types are among the most spectacular, scary, complex, and sometimes least understood objects in the entire Universe, and how we perceive them often depends on […]

Death Eater Nebula
Astronomy Lists

The Spookiest Nebulae in the Universe

November 30, 2017 James Miller 0

Nebulae are among the most beautiful, complex, and least understood objects in the entire Universe, with how we perceive them often depending upon our skill in manipulating photographic images, rather than our observation skills. In […]

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