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Monthly Archives: April 2013

My latest night-sky panoramic shot — this time with the panoramic rig on a tracking mount.  Be sure to click over to the interactive panorama and pan and zoom around.


A great montage of 2012 images from earth-monitoring satellites and the international space station from NASA:

Comet Panstarrs and the Andromeda galaxy (M31)

A wet evening on April 6-7 made prospects poor for a morning showing of Comet Panstarrs, and indeed light clouds and even fog periodically interfered, but it could be seen a few minutes before the rising moon added interference.  The comet is at the top of the frame, right of center, and the Andromeda galaxy (M31) is the fuzzy spot at lower right.  At the bottom left is the observatory of the Orange County Astronomers.