Category Archives: Ursa Major

Absolute Magnitude Luminates Absolutely

This week I want to discuss “What might cause the closer of two identical stars to appear dimmer than the farther one?” Apparent Magnitude: A measurement of the brightness of stars without regard to their distance from Earth. The scale … Continue reading

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Bright Supernova in M82 – Homepage Observing – SkyandTelescope.com

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/home/Bright-Supernova-in-M82-241477661.html More info from the other astronomy periodical. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Bright new supernova blows up in the Cigar Galaxy (M82) | Astronomy.com

http://www.astronomy.com/observing/sky-events/2014/01/bright-new-supernova-blows-up-in-the-cigar-galaxy-m82 Visible via amateur telescopes near Big Dipper. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Return of Saturn

The new moon occurs tomorrow just eight minute’s past four o’clock in the afternoon.  I reviewed the sun rise and moon rise times for today, tomorrow and the next day as compared to the time the new moon happens.  And, … Continue reading

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My First Date with Dob

Friday evening I had my first opportunity to really dig in and learn about the telescope I borrowed from my astronomy club. A week ago, Terry and I returned to Kansas City to meet one of the club members at … Continue reading

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Teapot Steam

My dad contacted me Thursday to coordinate conveyances for our weekend astronomical adventure, thinking we would be attending the monthly ASKC club meeting, but he was a week early. Since I had mentioned earlier in the week a desire to … Continue reading

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Heat Bubble Bursts Just in Time for Summer Stargazing

Saturday evening I headed south to Louisburg to volunteer for my second scheduled night of the 2012 Powell Observatory public season.  My dad decided to tag along, to enjoy the show and help keep me awake for the long drive … Continue reading

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