Will Comet PanSTARRS be visible from Rochester? Hopefully soon. Right now PanSTARRS is approaching the sun, brightening nicely, and from the southern hemisphere it’s been spotted without visual aid – so far, so good. The long answer begins with the mandatory comet disclaimer: Though this one looks promising, there are many show-stopping...
Bode's Galaxy (M81) is the big spiral galaxy on the left; M82 is the irregular galaxy on the right. M82 is sometimes called the Cigar Galaxy, for its obvious resemblance to a cigar. ...
I wasn't expecting to get much of anything last night given the moon phase, but sometimes you just get lucky. I barely spent any time outside, but my equipment cooperated, the temerature was right and...
Astrophotography has been a long and difficult learning process. You can spend hours outside, snapping dozens of photos of the same object, following every bit of advice word-for-word, only to come up with a blurry mess after processing a night's worth of work. But eventually the lessons add up, and success does happen. Click here for more...