Archive for the ‘Memorable views’ Category

My First Supernova!

Friday, January 24th, 2014

There are times when you are witness to something truly remarkable in the night sky. I am always thrilled to get a good view of something new, just because I can, but sometimes the meaning goes way beyond the visual impact. For example, I had a good look at comet ...

Europa’s Shadow - Dec 13

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Another fun night at Fernbank Observatory spending time with Jupiter. New moon that night and a nice crowd of fellow sky lovers. The GRS was up later so we would miss it but Europa was going to pop into view at 21:52. I had already noted the time using SVC. ...

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot - Dec 6

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Jupiter is really showing it's beauty now that it has climbed higher in the sky in the last few weeks. As always when the king of planets comes around, I am always eager to get a look at the Great Red Spot (GRS). The view from Fernbank Observatory on December ...