The Event Horizon 2017/04/21

April 22nd, 2017 by Nick Evetts

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Shoemaker-Levy-Man-Made-Impact/0691113254

 http://www.space.com/35929-tiny-asteroid-buzzes-earth-returns-in-100-years.html?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter#809028745529016320-tw#1488911618692
 https://phys.org/news/2017-02-major-impact-wildlife.html
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C93L2GwXsAAEkbc.jpg
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/sky-at-a-glance/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-april-21-29/
 https://www.facebook.com/NBObservatories/?fref=nf
https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/img/latest/latest_1024_HMIIC.jpg
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/communities/space-weather-enthusiasts
http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/wing-kp-24-hour.gif?time=1492824673000
 http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39658947
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/04/roscosmos-soyuz-ms-04-launch-two-member-crew/
https://astronomynow.com/2017/04/14/keck-observatory-achieves-first-light-with-new-instrument/
 http://www.keckobservatory.org/recent/entry/keck_observatory_completes_4_million_adaptive_optics_fund
http://www.srl.caltech.edu/sal/keck-cosmic-web-imager.html
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5e51GvSh7k&t=2092s
NGC 4559 is an intermediate spiral galaxy with a weak inner ring structure in the constellation Coma Berenices.
Anyway, marked is Supernova PSNJ12355230+2755559. Actually it is LBV PSN J12355230+2755559, a Luminous blue variable. We measured it a little brighter than 17th magnitude.
Luminous blue variables (LBVs) are massive evolved stars that show unpredictable and sometimes dramatic variations in both their spectra and brightness. They are also known as S Doradus variables after S Doradus, one of the brightest stars of the Large Magellanic Cloud. They are extraordinarily rare with just 20 objects listed in the General Catalogue of Variable Stars as SDor, and a number of these are no longer considered to be LBVs.
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luminous_blue_variable}”
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Space Pirate Radio 2017/04/19 Knowing Which Wat To Go?

April 21st, 2017 by Nick Evetts

https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/sunspots/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/04/19/an-asteroid-will-not-destroy-earth-today-but-lets-consider-that-for-a-moment/?utm_term=.ebc9c70e16d5

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_106

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39642992

http://www.astronomy.com/news/observing/2017/04/2017-lyrid-meteor-shower

http://theconversation.com/our-discovery-of-a-minor-planet-beyond-neptune-shows-there-might-not-be-a-planet-nine-after-all-75656?utm_content=bufferff746&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/04/is-triton-a-kbo

http://www.space.com/36495-astronomers-capture-the-first-image-of-the-dark-matter-that-holds-the-universe-together.html

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/black-hole-event-horizon-telescope-pictures-genius-science/

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/sa-visual/what-does-a-black-hole-really-look-like/

Cassini to begin its Grand Finale

http://www.space.com/36507-mars-mesa-sand-dunes-mro-photo.html

 

 

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CometWatch 2017/04/15 with special guest Richard ‘Rich’ Kowalski of the Catalina Sky Survey

April 15th, 2017 by Nick Evetts

Welcome  to April’s CometWatch with Myself and Mary , unfortunately Neil has the Lurgi so can’t join us and one of our guests Chris Wyatt got called out of town but we hope to have him join us for a later show. We have a cracking interview with Richard Kowalski that Neil and I recorded earlier  for you to enjoy.

The Catalina Sky Survey

Richard Kowalski at Spacefest

Richard Kowalski

BAA Comet Section page

BAA Comet Section Visual Observations Page

BAA YouTube Channel

Project Alcock

The Astronomer

The Astronomer  Youtube Channel

The German Comet Group

Seiichi Yoshida’s page

Liga Iberoamericana de Astronomia

Comet chasing

International Comet Quarterly

Cometbase

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The Event^Horizon 2017/04/14 Nick & Marty upgrade their Telescopes ……

April 15th, 2017 by Nick Evetts

StarStorm is not feeling well tonight ….

 

Not the SAME as the BBC Version Stargazing Live & Back To Earth Ep1 The Milky Way this Was put out on ABC Australia ( Thanks Bp)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5e51GvSh7k

iTelescope  http://www.itelescope.net/

Moonlite Focuser        https://focuser.com/

Servo Cat http://www.stellarcat.com/Pages/installation.html

New Moon Telescopes http://www.newmoontelescopes.com/

The AAT  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Australian_Telescope

DEEP SKY Videos https://www.youtube.com/user/DeepSkyVideos/videos

The Plateau and Mountains at ALMA – Deep Sky Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QfSoY7KCKs

Extremely Large Telescope – Deep Sky Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=450jt8LlcnY
Green Flash and Belt of Venus – Deep Sky Videos Pete Lawrence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWw8z75AXwU

The star that blew up (NEWS) – Deep Sky Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5zo5449wHU

http://3d.si.edu/apollo11cm/index.php
SkyGuide-Marty: spacepirateaaargh (at) gmail.com
NASA Eyes             https://eyes.nasa.gov/
https://scitechdaily.com/astronomers-identify-massive-10-billion-year-old-brown-dwarf/

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The Space Pirates 2017/04/13 Which Came First; SciFi or Science?

April 14th, 2017 by Nick Evetts

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/e-acd040617.php

https://www.aavso.org/aavso-alert-notice-573

http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1711/

https://www.engadget.com/2017/04/09/japan-chikyu-drilling-ship-earth-mantle/

 

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The Space Pirates 2017/04/05 You Can’t HANDLE Antarctica!

April 9th, 2017 by Nick Evetts

SOHO – Sunspots https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/sunspots/

 Jupiter satellite events and GRS times for 2017  https://www.projectpluto.com/jevent.htm

See a trio of comets in the April sky  https://astronomynow.com/2017/04/02/see-a-trio-of-comets-in-the-april-sky/

The Southern Cross, From The North Hemisphere,  (thanks  Blackprojects)  https://www.facebook.com/skylivetv/videos/1273868296035259/

The Sky Live – Comets https://theskylive.com/comets

Peggy Whitson breaks an ISS record  http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/04/peggy-whitson-breaks-record

Astronomy: The Gateway Drug of Science http://bigthink.com/hertz-foundation/no-application-for-your-science-no-problem-according-to-this-astronomer

Citizen scientists are closing in on Planet Nine  http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/03/locating-planet-nine

AAVSO  Alert Notice 572: AG Dra monitoring requested https://www.aavso.org/aavso-alert-notice-572

New Horizons hit a milestone   http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/04/new-horizons-halfway-to-mu69

Sunlit Dunes Snake Across Mars in Gorgeous New NASA Photo  http://www.space.com/36236-mars-crescent-sand-dunes-nasa-photo.html

Aboriginal astronomy the star of Dreamtime stories  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-05/aboriginal-astronomy-basis-of-dreamtime-stories-stargazing/8413492

Uranus Is a Wonderland and We Should Go There   http://gizmodo.com/uranus-is-a-wonderland-and-we-should-go-there-1793607010

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