Astronomical events

Solar Eclipse

Wow what a day! I hope you had a chance to view the eclipse last week and found a place in the path of totality with clear skies. We were very fortunate to be guest of good friends with a farm outside of Indianapolis. I took over 300 images with four different telescopes and cameras …

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Comet alert

If we did not have enough astronomical excitement from the upcoming solar eclipse, we now have a bright comet to deal with. Comet Pons/Brooks is just at naked eye visibility and should be easily visible with binoculars from a dark site with good visibility of the western horizon. Check out Spaceweather for more details and …

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Another Starlink train

Another launch by Elon and another group of Starlink satellites headed for the ~500km orbital plane above the earth. This time with a Canon DSLR on a tripod. Complete with cicada soundtrack! You can see them dim one by one as the train moves into earth’s shadow.