Month: August 2018

The Pencil Nebula in Red and Blue

Having children that are 4 and 2 I know the look of these remnants very well, and I’m sure my daughter has drawn it on a piece of paper once or twice before. While the colours that they use are...

/ August 13, 2018

Stickney Crater

Stickney Crater, the largest crater on the martian moon Phobos, is named for Chloe Angeline Stickney Hall, mathematician and wife of astronomer Asaph Hall. Asaph Hall discovered both the Red Planet’s moons in 1877. Over 9 kilometers across, Stickney is...

/ August 8, 2018

Eclipsed Moon and Mars over Mountains

There is something unusual about this astronomically-oriented photograph. It’s not obvious — it was discovered only during post-processing. It is not the Moon, although capturing the Moon rising during a total lunar eclipse is quite an unusually interesting sight. (Other...

/ August 7, 2018

NGC 1360: The Robin’s Egg Nebula

Usually when you see large pockets of nebula cloud it is associated with the birth of a new star. In this case the cloud in the image takes up around 3 light-years and is the remnants of the final stages...

/ August 6, 2018

Total Solar Eclipse Corona in HDF

For anyone that is fortunate to be at the right place during a solar eclipse they state it as one of the most amazing experiences in their entire life. Many resolve to say they will travel anywhere in the world...

/ August 2, 2018