It's the Astronomy Online non-Blog, or un-Blog.
Everyone has a blog now and since I am no follower of trends, I decided to merge the blog with the website. And I don't want to neglect the website in favor of posting on the blog.
These are the pages that were on the blog of old:
- Archive (Index of Pages)
- Current Trends
- Soho Live
Google Maps - Mars
Google Maps - Moon
HiRISE - MRO Imaging
Software for the Mac
Starry Night Online
Thank you for visiting!
McNaught Captures McNaught:
Some impressive photos of Comet McNaught from photographers in the northern and southern hemisphere have graced blogs and astronomy sites world wide, but one of the best images I have seen of comet McNaught comes from down under, taken by the discoverer himself.
This particular image shows some very dramatic tail activity. Robert McNaught took this photo with a Canon 5D camera with a 135mm lens. The exposure was 120 seconds in duration with an ISO of 200.
Comet McNaught, which was discovered on August 7, 2006, is a non-periodic comet. This means the its orbital eccentricity is such that it may return in about 1,000 years - if ever. It was reported to have a magnitude as bright as -6.0 to observers in the northern hemisphere, but the Perth Observatory in Australia estimated its brightness at -4.0 on January 13, 2007.
Comet McNaught has been labeled the "Great Comet of 2007" by Space.com.
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