Tag: Mars

Mars, Saturn, Jupiter

Three Planets from Pic du Midi

Seen any planets lately? All three planets now shining brightly in the night sky are imaged in these panels, captured last week with the 1 meter telescope at Pic du Midi Observatory in the French Pyrenees. Near opposition and closest...

/ June 3, 2016

Milky Way and Planets Near Opposition

In this early May night skyscape, a mountain road near Bursa, Turkey seems to lead toward bright planets Mars and Saturn and the center of our Milky Way Galaxy, a direction nearly opposite the Sun in planet Earth’s sky. The...

/ May 23, 2016

Saturn and Mars visit Milky Way Star Clouds

After recently getting a telescope for my birthday I’m awaiting a clear night in the UK to gaze upon Mars and Saturn late at night. While I’m not sure my entry level scope can gather such amazing images, I’m excited...

/ May 13, 2016

Big Dipper to Southern Cross

Welcome to an equatorial night. This remarkable 24 frame night skyscape was captured from Maba Beach on the Indonesian island of Halmahera during the evening of March 4. Seen from a mere 0.7 degrees northern latitude, both famous northern and...

/ April 1, 2016

Close Comet and the Milky Way

Comet 252P/Linear’s lovely greenish coma is easy to spot in this expansive southern skyscape. Visible to the naked eye from the dark site near Flinders, Victoria, Australia, the comet appears tailless. Still, its surprisingly bright coma spans about 1 degree,...

/ March 28, 2016

Planets of the Morning

This is a wonderful image and is a highlight for anyone that is able to rise as the sun nears the horizon int he morning. While Jupiter is by far the largest planet in the Solar System it is surprising...

/ November 27, 2015