This video shows how to find the open cluster, M41, in Canis Major. Visible to both Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
We’ve been really enjoying observing 47 Tucanae lately, so here’s a short video to help you find this wonderful globular cluster.
The short video will show how o find the globular cluster NGC 4833
This is a short video on how to find Omega Centauri.
Here’s a video to show how to find Eta Carinae Nebula.
The next week is going to be overshadowed by the Moon a bit so it’s the perfect opportunity to do some Moon observing. There’s also a good chance to spot some interesting globular clusters.
This is the next iteration in showing how astrophotography can be for everyone. This time we demonstrate what we photographed with an iPhone.
Next week, Mars and Jupiter are better positioned in the early morning, before dawn, to get some good views and it might be the last chance to see Mercury for a while. With the moon taking a break the opportunity exists for some great views of some of the more fainter objects.
In this article we explore some of things that you need to think about if you want to take pictures of the night sky.
There is real science that you can contribute to right now, just with a smart phone or computer and your brain. You don’t need a PHD in astrophysics or cosmology or anything else, just some pattern recognition skills and a desire to contribute to a better understanding of the universe.
Have you ever been asked how far can you see in a telescope? This article helps answer that question and also covers how far you can see with the naked eye and a pair of binoculars.
We’re doing a weekly update for the night sky, because there’s so many awesome things to look at and a monthly update just doesn’t do justice. This week the planets do a bit of a dance and we get to have a look at some deep sky objects that we haven’t seen for a while.
Stars don’t last forever, it might seem like 10 billion years is almost forever but not every star lives as long as our Sun. This article covers what happens when stars die and shows some very awesome images from the European Space Observatory of the surface of some stars.
Another year is upon us and January offers a great opportunity to get out and observe the night sky after making the best of those long summer evenings.
We got the chance to take the binoculars out for their first run last night and had a great time dodging clouds to get some great views of some of our favourite objects.
Another article in the series where Milky-Way.kiwi explores why we look up, what inspires us to observe and be interested in space. This time we consider how inspiring and amazing galaxies are.
It 1054 the night sky was dominated by a supernova that became the Crab Nebula. The event was recorded by Japanese, Chinese and Middle Eastern astronomers and the resulting Nebula become the first object in Charles Messier’s catalog.
Globular Clusters are a fascinating objects to view and can be easily seen with binoculars, they are groups of ancient stars huddled together and orbiting the central bulge of our galaxy.
So you got your binoculars for Christmas, now what? If you live in the Southern Hemisphere then much awaits you. Same in the North, just I didn’t write about it here.
Oumuamua is still exciting people as to the possibilities of what it might be. Fortunately scientists have been looking at the collected data and have yet to identify it as an alien spaceship – only just an interstellar asteroid.
A great reason to look up at the night sky is that you might see a supernova like the the one that Albert Jones spotted in 1987.