Saturday, 21 July 2012

Phys.Org: Unexpectedly slow motions below the Sun's surface

Phys.Org Mobile: Unexpectedly slow motions below the Sun's surface

Phys.Org: Solar corona revealed in super-high-definition

Phys.Org Mobile: Solar corona revealed in super-high-definition

Hubble Has an Audience of Stellar Flashbulbs | International Space Fellowship

Hubble Has an Audience of Stellar Flashbulbs | International Space Fellowship: The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a crowd of stars that looks rather like a stadium darkened before a show, lit only by the flashbulbs of the audience’s cameras. Yet the man

TWO PSEUDOBULGES IN THE "BOXY BULGE" GALAXY NGC 5746

Neil Armstrong's Longest Landing : Discovery News

Neil Armstrong's Longest Landing : Discovery News: Neil Armstrong's most impressive bit of flying might be the time he made it back to Edwards after skipping off the atmosphere in an X-15.

Titan Flyby (T-85): Watching the Lakes

Titan Flyby (T-85): Watching the Lakes: During the July 24, 2012, close Titan flyby, called T-85, the Cassini spacecraft will look for a glint of sun light reflecting off a methane lake.

SOLAR SNIPPPETS: 21 July 2012 -- SPRAY

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Via Flickr:
Opportunity sol 3010 ( Jul 12, 2012 ) 180 degree panorama looking north on Cape York, Endeavour crater, Meridiani Plain, Mars.

Possible Supernova PSN J21215870-1351224 in USNOA2 0750-20769751 Narrowfield IR - June 6

Via Flickr:
SUMMARY
SN not detected. Faded since May 16.
Discovery
Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey: 2012.5.14.740; Mag 18.3
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Total exposure 135 min (9 x 15 min, infrared filter > 700 nm; binned 2x2, scale 1.01 asec/px)
Time: 2012.6.6.690
Astrometry: Discovery position marked
Photometry: Not done
These data were collected by Joseph Brimacombe using a 41-cm
RCOS and STL6K camera at Coral Towers Observatory, Cairns, Australia.

Sky Maps to See Night Sky Planets: July 2012 | Space.com

The Sky This Week, 2012 July 17 - 24 — Naval Oceanography Portal

The Sky This Week, 2012 July 17 - 24 — Naval Oceanography Portal

July 20–29, 2012 - Astronomy Magazine

July 20–29, 2012 - Astronomy Magazine

This Week's Sky at a Glance July 20 – 28 - SkyandTelescope.com

This Week's Sky at a Glance - SkyandTelescope.com

Apollo 11: The Approach and Landing | NASA LRO Space Moon Program Lunar ...

Apollo 11: The Original Landing Profile | NASA Space Science Moon Progra...

Cargo Ship Launches to ISS

Countdown to Curiosity on This Week @NASA

「こうのとり」3号機/H-IIBロケット3号機 打ち上げライブ中継

Space Fan News #71: Early Spiral Galaxy Found; Sharpest Quasar Image; Pi...

Voyager: National Air and Space Museum

Jean Picard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Elements and Ephemeris for (69230) Hermes

69230 Hermes (1937 UB) Closest Approach To Earth (1.524 AU) : JPL Small-Body Database Browser

Twin Craters: Holberg & Spitteler - Nasa Messenger Mission Image: Release Date 20 July 2012

Octavia crater - Nasa Dawn Mission Image of the Day 20 July 2012

Young moon, star Regulus appear briefly after sunset July 21 : Tonight | EarthSky

Possible Supernova PSN J00563888-0954091 in NGC 309 Narrowfield L - July 20

Via Flickr:
SUMMARY
SN seen north-west of the nucleus at Mag 18.0 +/- 0.2 L
DISCOVERY
Stuart Parker, BOSS: 2012.7.17.54; Mag 18.1
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Total exposure 105 min (5 x 15 min, luminance filter; binned 2x2, scale 0.91 asec/px)
Time: 2012.7.20.425
Astrometry: RA 00 56 38.85 Dec -09 54 09.3
Photometry: 18.0 +/- 0.2 L
These data were collected remotely using a 51-cm
RCOS and STL11K camera at New Mexico Skies, Mayhill, New
Mexico by Joseph Brimacombe, Coral Towers Observatory,
Cairns, Australia.

Possible Supernova PSN J00153057+1719320 in NGC 57 Narrowfield IR - July 18

Via Flickr:
SUMMARY
SN candidate seen south-west of the nucleus at Mag 20.0 IR
DISCOVERY
Ella Sanders, R Kot and D Coffin: 2012.6.22.460; Mag 19.0
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Total exposure 290 min (29 x 10 min, infrared filter > 700 nm; binned 2x2, scale 1.01 asec/px)
Time: 2012.7.18.555
Astrometry: RA 00 15 30.6 Dec 17 19 32.2
Photometry: 20.0 +/- 0.4 IR > 700 nm (R as ref)
These data were collected by Joseph Brimacombe using a 41-cm
RCOS and STL6K camera at Coral Towers Observatory, Cairns, Australia.

Spaceflight Now | HTV Mission Report | Japan successfully launches its freighter to space station

Spaceflight Now | HTV Mission Report | Japan successfully launches its freighter to space station

Friday, 20 July 2012

ISS Update: Science Aboard Kounotori3

ISS Update: Science Aboard Kounotori3: NASA Public Affairs Officer Amiko Kauderer interviews Pete Hasbrook, associate program scientist, about the experiments traveling to the International Space ...

ISS Update: Weekly Recap for July 20, 2012

Markers Preserve History at Shuttle Runway

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Via Flickr:
Opportunity sol 3010 ( Jul 12, 2012 ) left eye panorama looking south on Cape York, Endeavour crater, Meridiani Plain, Mars.

Sol 19.07.2012 Protuberancia Solar

Supernova SN 2012dq in UGC 4067 Narrowfield L - July 16

Via Flickr:
SUMMARY
SN seen south-east of the nucleus at Mag 16.0 L
DISCOVERY
Giancarlo Cortini: 2012.7.9.910; Mag 15.4
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Total exposure 43.5 min (58 x 0.75 min, luminance filter; binned 3x3, scale 1.37 asec/px)
Time: 2012.7.16.177
Astrometry: RA 07 54 55.45 Dec 72 36 34.2
Photometry: 16.0 +/- 0.2 L
These data were collected remotely using a 51-cm
RCOS and STL11K camera at New Mexico Skies, Mayhill, New
Mexico by Joseph Brimacombe, Coral Towers Observatory,
Cairns, Australia.

A beautiful, desolate place… | The Road To Endeavour

A beautiful, desolate place… | The Road To Endeavour

Constellation Sagittarius | One-Minute Astronomer

Pianeti, fulmini e galassie

Spitzer: ecco (forse) il più piccolo mondo alieno vicino

NASA: Apollo 40th Anniversary Documentary "The Journeys of Apollo"

Mercury and a 1 Day Old Moon 20th July 2012

SPACE@NAVI-Kibo WEEKLY NEWS 第169号

Students Speak With NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly

SOLAR SNIPPPETS: 20 July 2012 -- Spitting Mad

Earth from Space: Caribbean islands

19535 Rowanatkinson (1999 HF3) : JPL Small-Body Database Browser

JPL Small-Body Database Browser

Elements and Ephemeris for (1566) Icarus

1566 Icarus (1949 MA) Closest Approach To Earth (0.996 AU) : JPL Small-Body Database Browser

Day by day, watch for Mars to gain ground on Saturn: Tonight | EarthSky

Skylive - Astrostoria - 20 Luglio 1969 Programma Apollo: l'Apollo 11 si posa sulla Luna

Skylive - Astrostoria - 20 Luglio 1969 Programma Apollo: l'Apollo 11 si posa sulla Luna

Supernova SN 2012do in USNOA2 0900-07532289 Narrowfield L - July 19

Via Flickr:
SUMMARY
Indirect detection. SN indistinguishable from host but host brighter
DISCOVERY
Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey: 2012.6.20; Mag 17.5; Type 1a
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Total exposure 45 min (3 x 15 min, luminance filter; binned 2x2, scale 0.91 asec/px)
Time: 2012.7.19.181
Astrometry: Discovery position marked. Host v Host +SN position end figures 35.29 / 51.9 v 35.31 / 52.6
Photometry: 17.8 +/- 0.2 L (SN+Host; Host Mag 18.85 V)
These data were collected remotely using a 51-cm
RCOS and STL11K camera at New Mexico Skies, Mayhill, New
Mexico by Joseph Brimacombe, Coral Towers Observatory,
Cairns, Australia.

NASA and ULA confirm Atlas V baseline for human rated launches | NASASpaceFlight.com

NASA and ULA confirm Atlas V baseline for human rated launches | NASASpaceFlight.com: The United Launch Alliance (ULA) have completed a major review into the ability to Human Rate the Atlas V launch vehicle. In cooperation with NASA, ULA

Training and Visiting Cargo Craft Preps for Station Crew | International Space Fellowship

Training and Visiting Cargo Craft Preps for Station Crew | International Space Fellowship: The Expedition 32 crew members living and working aboard the International Space Station participated in a variety of training and orientation activities Thursday as preparations continue fo

SOLAR ACTIVITY UPDATE: M7.7-Flare/Proton Event/CME/S1-Radiation Storm(Ju...

SOLAR SNIPPET: 19 July 2012 -- THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FLARE

Weekly Astro-News Summary: July 20, 2012

Thursday, 19 July 2012

July 19 2012 Class M7.7 CME and Radiation Storm HD

'Deflector Shields' Protect the Lunar Surface | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference

'Deflector Shields' Protect the Lunar Surface | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference: 'Deflector Shields' Protect the Lunar Surface - SpaceRef

Comparing Moon Boulders: Lunar Orbiter (1967) Vs LRO (2012) | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference

Comparing Moon Boulders: Lunar Orbiter (1967) Vs LRO (2012) | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference: Comparing Moon Boulders: Lunar Orbiter (1967) Vs LRO (2012) - SpaceRef

Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 19 July 2012 | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference

Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 19 July 2012 | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference: Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 19 July 2012 - SpaceRef

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 19 July 2012 | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 19 July 2012 | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference: NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 19 July 2012 - SpaceRef

Moving Timelapse: Within Two Worlds

Moving Timelapse: Within Two Worlds: Within Two Worlds from Goldpaint Photography on Vimeo. This new timelapse from Brad Goldpaint is moving is every sense of the word. Of course, the images transition and move through time, but the mood it evokes moves your soul. There’s

Photos: Japan's Robotic Space Cargo Ship Fleet

Photos: Japan's Robotic Space Cargo Ship Fleet: See photos of Japan's H-2 Transfer Vehicles, robotic space cargo ships known as Kounotori (White Crane).

Russia Converts Unmanned Rocket to Carry New Crewed Spaceship

Russia Converts Unmanned Rocket to Carry New Crewed Spaceship: Russia has reconfigured its Angara rocket to launch the new ACV crew spacecraft in the works.

Constellation Orion: Facts About the Hunter

Constellation Orion: Facts About the Hunter: The Orion constellation is one of the most prominent star patterns in the sky.

Asteroid Flies By Earth This Weekend: How to Watch Online

Asteroid Flies By Earth This Weekend: How to Watch Online: Asteroid 2002 AM31 will just over 3 million miles away when it zooms by Earth Sunday, July 22.

Phys.Org: New model for intermediate black hole formation parallels growth of giant planets

Phys.Org Mobile: New model for intermediate black hole formation parallels growth of giant planets

Phys.Org: New model for intermediate black hole formation parallels growth of giant planets

Phys.Org Mobile: New model for intermediate black hole formation parallels growth of giant planets

Phys.Org: Researchers connect seawater chemistry with climate change, evolution

Phys.Org Mobile: Researchers connect seawater chemistry with climate change, evolution

Short Sharp Science: Dark matter no-show hobbles elegant particle theory

Short Sharp Science: Dark matter no-show hobbles elegant particle theory

Chemical bond discovered that only exists in space - space - 19 July 2012 - New Scientist

Chemical bond discovered that only exists in space - space - 19 July 2012 - New Scientist: The bond should emerge in the intense magnetic fields of white dwarf stars: its discovery could help us better understand these bodies

Landing Humans on Mars: Gotta-See Videos : Discovery News

Landing Humans on Mars: Gotta-See Videos : Discovery News: On the anniversary of the Viking Lander's arrival at Mars, Science Channel explore what happens when we finally go.

Rover Opportunity (Almost) Rolls a Marathon : Discovery News

Rover Opportunity (Almost) Rolls a Marathon : Discovery News: The tenacious Mars rover's odometer is reading 22 miles, a few miles short of a marathon -- does she hold the extraterrestrial roving record?

It Does Take a Rocket Scientist! Stan Love Explains Why Mars is Hard.

ScienceCasts: A Taste of Solar Maximum

Lunar Lander mission

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Via Flickr:
Opportunity sol 88 ( Apr 23, 2004 ) enhanced difference false color of Fram crater on Meridiani Plain, Mars.

Prominence Comp

Prominence Comp by plndrw
Prominence Comp, a photo by plndrw on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
This sequence of images details the changes of the looping prominence (19th July 2012) over the course of 1h 11min. I have orientated the images with north upwards.

Gully Monitoring on Crater Slopes in Terra Sirenum

Frosted Gully Landforms

A Fading Impact Crater

Flows in Hellas Planitia

ISS Update: Testing the Suitport

ISS Update - July 19, 2012

The Many Colors of Mercury - Nasa Messenger Mission Image: Release Date 19 July 2012

NASA - Earth-Observing Camera to Launch to International Space Station

CANDELS (Cosmic Assembly Near-infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey)

CANDELS

NASA | AR1520's Parting Shot - July 19 M7.7 Flare

NASA | Van Gogh Sun

INFRARED ECLIPSES OF THE STRONGLY IRRADIATED PLANET WASP-33b, AND OSCILLATIONS OF ITS HOST STAR

Artistic Astrobiology: Bridging Biology and Space

Artistic Astrobiology: Bridging Biology and Space: By weaving together biology and technology, Angelo Vermeulen's artistic and scientific explorations could help rethink how people interact with the systems that can keep them in both space and on Earth.

KSC All Hands: Spaceport must continue to adapt to NASA changes | NASASpaceFlight.com

KSC All Hands: Spaceport must continue to adapt to NASA changes | NASASpaceFlight.com: Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Director Bob Cabana has stated his world famous spaceport must continue to adapt and respond to Agency changes, although he remains

Russian Piloted Spaceship Delayed Two More Years | International Space Fellowship

Russian Piloted Spaceship Delayed Two More Years | International Space Fellowship: Russia's projected manned spacecraft capable of flights to the moon will not fly until 2018, the head of Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, Vladimir Popovkin, said on Wednesday, at least two

Station Back to Six-Member Operations | International Space Fellowship

Station Back to Six-Member Operations | International Space Fellowship: The newest members of Expedition 32, who arrived Tuesday morning, are familiarizing themselves with station systems. The entire six-member Expedition 32 crew also is busy conducting maintena

Cassini Spots Daytime Lightning on Saturn | International Space Fellowship

Cassini Spots Daytime Lightning on Saturn | International Space Fellowship: PASADENA, Calif. - Saturn was playing the lightning storm blues. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured images of last year's storm on Saturn, the largest storm seen up-close at the planet,

Publicia crater - Nasa Dawn Mission Image of the Day 19 July 2012

Вывоз РКН Союз-ФГ с кластером космических аппаратов

18 July 2012 sun and proms

Via Flickr:
Coronado Solarmax 60 + DMK 41

Sun, July 12 2012

Sun, July 12 2012 by write_adam
Sun, July 12 2012, a photo by write_adam on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Solar mosaic in hydrogen-alpha.

Sol 19.07.2012 Protuberancia Solar

BREAKING NEWS: 18 July 2012 -- ANOTHER X FLARE?

Falling into Black Holes (NEWS) - Sixty Symbols

Double Barrel M-Flares July 19, 2012

Supernova SN 2012cx in PGC 59729 Narrowfield L - July 8

Via Flickr:
SUMMARY
SN seen east-north-east of the nucleus at Mag 17.2 L - fading at last
DISCOVERY
Ella Sanders, R Kot and D Coffin: 2012.6.15.290; Mag 16.0; Type 1a
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Total exposure 45 min (3 x 15 min, luminance filter; binned 2x2, scale 0.91 asec/px)
Time: 2012.7.8.191
Astrometry: RA 17 10 05.89 Dec 42 22 23.1
Photometry: 17.2 +/- 0.2 L
These data were collected remotely using a 51-cm
RCOS and STL11K camera at New Mexico Skies, Mayhill, New
Mexico by Joseph Brimacombe, Coral Towers Observatory,
Cairns, Australia.

Supernova SN 2012dn in ESO 462-16 Narrowfield L - July 18

Via Flickr:
SUMMARY
SN seen west of the nucleus at Mag 14.3 L - brightening.
DISCOVERY
Stuart Parker, BOSS: 2012.7.9.910; Mag 16.3
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Total exposure 30 min (2 x 15 min, luminance filter; binned 2x2, scale 0.91 asec/px)
Time: 2012.7.18.367
Astrometry: RA 20 23 36.23 Dec -28 16 42.6
Photometry: 14.3 +/- 0.1 L
These data were collected remotely using a 51-cm
RCOS and STL11K camera at New Mexico Skies, Mayhill, New
Mexico by Joseph Brimacombe, Coral Towers Observatory,
Cairns, Australia.

Possible Supernova PSN J16234592+0947123 in PGC 58009 Narrowfield L - July 18

Via Flickr:
SUMMARY
SN seen east-south-east of the nucleus at Mag 17.1 L
DISCOVERY
Unknown: 2012.7.16.970; Mag 17.4
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Total exposure 60 min (4 x 15 min, luminance filter; binned 2x2, scale 0.91 asec/px)
Time: 2012.7.18.263
Astrometry: RA 16 23 45.90 Dec 09 47 12.9
Photometry: 17.1 +/- 0.1 L
These data were collected remotely using a 51-cm
RCOS and STL11K camera at New Mexico Skies, Mayhill, New
Mexico by Joseph Brimacombe, Coral Towers Observatory,
Cairns, Australia.

Possible Supernova PSN J00563888-0954091 in NGC 309 Narrowfield IR - July 18

Via Flickr:
SUMMARY
SN seen north-west of the nucleus at Mag 18.3 +/- 0.1 IR
DISCOVERY
Stuart Parker, BOSS: 2012.7.17.54; Mag 18.1
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Total exposure 135 min (9 x 15 min, infrared filter > 700 nm; binned 2x2, scale 1.01 asec/px)
Time: 2012.7.18.768
Astrometry: RA 00 56 38.84 Dec -09 54 09.3
Photometry: 18.3 +/- 0.1 IR > 700 nm (R as ref)
These data were collected by Joseph Brimacombe using a 41-cm
RCOS and STL6K camera at Coral Towers Observatory, Cairns, Australia.

Supernova SN 2012dk in PGC 926 Narrowfield IR - July 17

Via Flickr:
SUMMARY
SN seen south-south-west of the nucleus at Mag 16.4 IR
DISCOVERY
Stuart Parker (BOSS): 2012.6.26.600; Mag 14.4
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Total exposure 20 min (2 x 10 min, infrared filter > 700 nm; unbinned, scale 0.63 asec/px)
Time: 2012.7.17.795
Astrometry: RA 00 13 56.48 Dec -70 01 41.2
Photometry: 16.4 +/- 0.1 IR > 700 nm (R as ref)
These data were collected by Joseph Brimacombe using a 43-cm
CDK and STL6K camera at Coral Towers Observatory, Cairns, Australia.

Spaceflight Now | Cassini spots 100-mile-wide lightning flashes on Saturn

Explorer 35 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2598 Merlin (1980 RY) : JPL Small-Body Database Browser

J13681 Monty Python (1997 PY1) : PL Small-Body Database Browser

2305 King (1980 RJ1) : JPL Small-Body Database Browser

Find the Libra stars between Antares and Spica | Tonight | EarthSky

July 18 2012 Class M1.8 CME Earthbound, The Gift that keeps on Giving ...

NASA Completes Successful Orion Parachute Test

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 18 July 2012 | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 18 July 2012 | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference: NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 18 July 2012 - SpaceRef

NASA, JAXA To Send Small Satellite Into Space From Space Station | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference

NASA, JAXA To Send Small Satellite Into Space From Space Station | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference: NASA, JAXA To Send Small Satellite Into Space From Space Station - SpaceRef

Canada's contribution to the James Webb Space Telescope

Orion Parachute Test, July 18

Orion Parachute Test, July 18: NASA completed another successful test Wednesday of the Orion crew vehicle's parachutes high above the Arizona desert in preparation for the spacecraft's orb...

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Via Flickr:
Opportunity sol 81 ( Apr 16, 2004 ) montage of natural color and enhanced difference false color of micro channel on Meridiani Plain, Mars.

Image: Propeller-shaped Structures In Saturn's A Ring | Saturn Today - Your Daily Source of Saturn News

Wish List: Best Proposed Robotic Missions to Other Planets | Wired Science | Wired.com

Wish List: Best Proposed Robotic Missions to Other Planets | Wired Science | Wired.com

Copernicus Central Peak From The West - LROC News System

Russian Space Lab Launch Delayed Again | International Space Fellowship

Russian Space Lab Launch Delayed Again | International Space Fellowship

"Pillars of Creation" --An 'Illusion' Vaporized by a Supernova Explosion 6,000 Years Ago (Today's Most Popular)

"Pillars of Creation" --An 'Illusion' Vaporized by a Supernova Explosion 6,000 Years Ago (Today's Most Popular)

"The Electric Universe" --A New NASA Mission

"The Electric Universe" --A New NASA Mission

Photographer Captures Rare Venus Crossing of a Melting Sun | Space.com

Southern Lights Space View Wows Astronaut | Space.com

A Deep Look at the Strange Galaxy Centaurus A | Space.com

Mars, Saturn & Moon Visible Together in Night Sky | Space.com

Astronomers discover exoplanet neighbor smaller than Earth

Exploring Dwarf Galaxy Mysteries: DCT Science : Discovery News

Exploring Dwarf Galaxy Mysteries: DCT Science : Discovery News

Weird Ancient Spiral Galaxy Discovered : Discovery News

Weird Ancient Spiral Galaxy Discovered : Discovery News

Pear Tree Telescope - Deep Sky Videos

AR1520 and Prom widefield

AR1520 and Prom widefield by plndrw
AR1520 and Prom widefield, a photo by plndrw on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
A wide field view in Ha of AR1520 on the solar limb and prominence.

ISS Update - July 18, 2012

Exploring Curiosity--Part 1: The Cameras

Missioni - Herschel, l'archeologo cosmico made in Europe

A Dramatic Peak - Nasa Messenger Mission Image: Release Date 18 July 2012

Apparent brightness and topography images of Lepida crater - Nasa Dawn Mission Image of the Day 18 July 2012

ESO - eso1229 - APEX takes part in sharpest observation ever

Study Finds Heat is Source of 'Pioneer Anomaly' - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA | The Mars Chamber

THE SUN TODAY: 18 July 2012 -- The Energizer CME

Sunspot AR 1520 Transit (9th. - 17th. July 2012)

Mars Scientist Urges Brave Exploration | Video

Barnstorming Giordano Bruno

A Hole in Mars : Astronomy Picture of the Day - 18 July 2012

Comet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Comet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Agena target vehicle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gemini 10 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

3124 Kansas (1981 VB) : JPL Small-Body Database Browser

JPL Small-Body Database Browser

25275 Jocelynbell (1998 VF33) :JPL Small-Body Database Browser

JPL Small-Body Database Browser

3590 Holst (1984 CQ) : JPL Small-Body Database Browser

JPL Small-Body Database Browser

443 Photographica (1899 EF) : JPL Small-Body Database Browser

Elements and Ephemeris for P/2005 T2 (Christensen)

P/2005 T2 (Christensen) Closest Approach To Earth (1.286 AU) : JPL Small-Body Database Browser

Possible Supernova PSN J21491632-6042426 in NGC 7125 Narrowfield IR - July 17

Via Flickr:
SUMMARY
SN seen north-north east of the nucleus at Mag 15.6 IR - static
DISCOVERY
Stuart Parker (BOSS): 2012.6.30.555; Mag 15.3
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Total exposure 30 min (2 x 15 min infrared filter > 700 nm; binned 2x2, scale 1.01 asec/px)
Time: 2012.7.17.781
Astrometry: RA 21 49 16.25 Dec -60 42 43.8
Photometry: 15.6 +/- 0.1 IR > 700 nm (R as ref)
These data were collected by Joseph Brimacombe using a 44-cm
CDK Planewave and STL6K camera at Coral Towers Observatory, Cairns, Australia.

Possible Supernova PSN J12553996-3932181 in ESO 323-044 Narrowfield IR - July 17

Via Flickr:
SUMMARY
SN seen north-east of the nucleus at Mag 16.9 IR
DISCOVERY
Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey and Stan Howerton: 2012.7.7.380; Mag 17.0
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Total exposure 30 min (2 x 15 min, infrared filter > 700 nm; binned 2x2, scale 1.01 asec/px)
Time: 2012.7.17.516
Astrometry: RA 12 55 40.06 Dec -39 32 17.8
Photometry: 16.9 +/- 0.2 IR > 700 nm (R as ref)
These data were collected by Joseph Brimacombe using a 41-cm
RCOS and STL6K camera at Coral Towers Observatory, Cairns, Australia.

Supernova SN 2012dj in NGC 7531 Narrowfield IR - July 17

Via Flickr:
SUMMARY
SN seen south of the nucleus at Mag 15.2 IR
DISCOVERY
Stuart Parker, BOSS: 2012.7.1.660
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Total exposure 210 min (14 x 15 min, infrared filter > 700 nm; binned 2x2, scale 1.01 asec/px)
Time: 2012.7.17.254
Astrometry: RA 23 14 47.96 Dec -43 36 22.6
Photometry: 15.2 +/- 0.5 IR > 700 nm (R as ref)
These data were collected by Joseph Brimacombe using a 41-cm
RCOS and STL6K camera at Coral Towers Observatory, Cairns, Australia.

SOLAR ACTIVITY UPDATE: M1.7-Class Solar Flare/Proton/CME(July 18th, 2012).

Soyuz-ISS CTV News interview

M1.7 Solar Flare & HUGE CME / Solar Watch July 17, 2012

Constellation Scutum named for a Polish King | Tonight | EarthSky

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

BREAKING NEWS: 17 July 2012 -- M FLARE + HUGE CME + PROTON STORM

Sky & Telescope's SkyWeek July 30 - August 5

ISS Update: Astronaut Shannon Walker -- 07.17.2012

ISS Update: Astronaut Shannon Walker -- 07.17.2012: In the International Space Station flight control room at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, ISS Update commentator Amiko Kauderer interviewed Shannon Wal...

ISS Update - July 17, 2012

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 17 July 2012 | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 17 July 2012 | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference: NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 17 July 2012 - SpaceRef

Hasta La Vista, Baby! - Nasa Messenger Mission Image: Release Date 17 July 2012

The Knight in the Panther's Skin - Nasa Messenger Image: Release Date 16 July 2012

Apparent brightness and topography images of Serena crater - Nasa Dawn Mission Image of the Day 17 July 2012

Apparent brightness and topography images of Occia crater - Nasa Dawn Mission Image 16 July 2012

Antarctic neutron detectors predict solar storms - space - 17 July 2012 - New Scientist

Antarctic neutron detectors predict solar storms - space - 17 July 2012 - New Scientist

Seeing "Dark" Galaxies - News Blog - SkyandTelescope.com

Seeing "Dark" Galaxies - News Blog - SkyandTelescope.com

Very Oblique View of Giordano Bruno - LROC News System

Very Oblique View of Giordano Bruno - LROC News System

Constructing Next-Generation Space Habitat Demonstrators | International Space Fellowship

Constructing Next-Generation Space Habitat Demonstrators | International Space Fellowship

ISS returns to a six person crew following successful Soyuz TMA-05M docking | NASASpaceFlight.com

ISS returns to a six person crew following successful Soyuz TMA-05M docking | NASASpaceFlight.com

Orion program deep into production, processing and testing for EFT-1 | NASASpaceFlight.com

Design for a Deep Space Habitat

Design for a Deep Space Habitat

Image of the Day: The Orion Nebula --An Engine of Life in the Milky Way?

Image of the Day: The Orion Nebula --An Engine of Life in the Milky Way?

Postcards From The (Inner) Edge

Postcards From The (Inner) Edge

The Cone Nebula (NGC 2264) | Space.com

The Cone Nebula (NGC 2264) | Space.com

British Space Plane Maker Wants to Build Heavy-Lift Rocket | Skylon | Space.com

British Space Plane Maker Wants to Build Heavy-Lift Rocket | Skylon | Space.com

Project Skylon: A Giant British Space Plane Concept (Gallery) | Space.com

Project Skylon: A Giant British Space Plane Concept (Gallery) | Space.com

Multinational Soyuz Docks with Space Station : Discovery News

Multinational Soyuz Docks with Space Station : Discovery News

Supernova SN 2011ja in NGC 4945 Narrowfield IR - May 3

Via Flickr:
SUMMARY
SN seen south-west of the nucleus at Mag 13.7 IR - slight brightening!
DISCOVERY
Berto Monard: 2011.12.18.086; Mag 13.9; Type IIP
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Total exposure 70 min (7 x 10 min, infrared filter > 700 nm; binned 2x2, scale 1.01 asec/px)
Time: 2012.5.3.482
Astrometry: RA 13 05 11.12 Dec -49 31 26.9
Photometry: 13.7 +/- 0.2 IR > 700 nm (Jmag as ref)
These data were collected by Joseph Brimacombe using a 41-cm
RCOS and STL6K camera at Coral Towers Observatory, Cairns, Australia.

Possible Supernova CSS120419:150533+243244 Narrowfield L - June 9

Via Flickr:
SUMMARY
SN just seen at Mag 21.2 L. Measurements include light from assumed host not seen on DSS2 image
DISCOVERY
Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey: 2012.4.19; Mag 19.6
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Total exposure 90 min (6 x 15 min, luminance filter; binned 2x2, scale 0.91 asec/px)
Time: 2012.6.9.352
Astrometry: RA 15 05 32.95 Dec 24 32 43.5
Photometry: 21.2 +/- 0.4 L
These data were collected remotely using a 51-cm
RCOS and STL11K camera at New Mexico Skies, Mayhill, New
Mexico by Joseph Brimacombe, Coral Towers Observatory,
Cairns, Australia.
FITS file available on request from jbrimaco@bigpond.net.au
Further technical information in image
LINKS
New Mexico Skies www.newmexicoskies.com/
David Bishop's Latest Supernovae Website www.rochesterastronomy.org/supernova.html
Image of my dome at New Mexico Skies: www.flickr.com/photos/43846774@N02/4178147950/
Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey: crts.caltech.edu/

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185P/Petriew Closest Approach To Earth (1.098 AU) :JPL Small-Body Database Browser

JPL Small-Body Database Browser

Possible Supernova CSS120524:103247+233628 Narrowfield L - June 9

Via Flickr:
SUMMARY
SN seen at Mag 19.3 L. Measurements include light from assumed host not seen on DSS2 image
DISCOVERY
Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey: 2012.5.24; Mag 18.7
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Total exposure 45 min (3 x 15 min, luminance filter; binned 2x2, scale 0.91 asec/px)
Time: 2012.6.9.202
Astrometry: RA 10 32 47.30 Dec 23 36 28.3
Photometry: 19.3 +/- 0.3 L
These data were collected remotely using a 51-cm
RCOS and STL11K camera at New Mexico Skies, Mayhill, New
Mexico by Joseph Brimacombe, Coral Towers Observatory,
Cairns, Australia.

Possible Supernova CSS120528:122624-004253 in an Anonymous Galaxy Narrowfield L - June 7

Via Flickr:
SUMMARY
SN seen at Mag 18.9 L. Measurements include light from faint anonymous host seen on DSS2 image
DISCOVERY
Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey: 2012.5.28; Mag 19.1
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Total exposure 45 min (3 x 15 min, luminance filter; binned 2x2, scale 0.91 asec/px)
Time: 2012.6.7.175
Astrometry: RA 12 26 24.44 Dec -00 42 54.1 (SN+Host)
Photometry: 18.9 +/- 0.2 L (SN+Host)
These data were collected remotely using a 51-cm
RCOS and STL11K camera at New Mexico Skies, Mayhill, New
Mexico by Joseph Brimacombe, Coral Towers Observatory,
Cairns, Australia.

Possible Extragalactic Nova PNV J00422371+4110142 in M31 Narrowfield Color - July 16

Via Flickr:
SUMMARY
Nova seen at Mag 20.0 L - fading rapidly
DISCOVERY
Kamil Hornoch: 2012.7.16.028; Mag 18.3
NOTE
No nova seen on image taken on 2012.7.13.439: www.flickr.com/photos/43846774@N02/7574898834/
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Total exposure 135 min (LRGB 45/30/30/30 min, binned 2x2, scale 0.91 asec/px)
Time: 2012.7.16.401
Astrometry: RA 00 42 23.67 Dec 41 10 14.5
Photometry: 20.0 +/- 0.4 L
These data were collected remotely using a 51-cm
RCOS and STL11K camera at New Mexico Skies, Mayhill, New
Mexico by Joseph Brimacombe, Coral Towers Observatory,
Cairns, Australia.

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Spectacular Northern Lights Pictures from July Solar Storm

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Supernova SN 2012cx in PGC 59729 Narrowfield L - July 3

Via Flickr:
SUMMARY
SN seen east-north-east of the nucleus at Mag 16.8 L
DISCOVERY
Ella Sanders, R Kot and D Coffin: 2012.6.15.290; Mag 16.0
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Total exposure 60 min (4 x 15 min, luminance filter; binned 2x2, scale 0.91 asec/px)
Time: 2012.7.3.261
Astrometry: RA 17 10 05.91 Dec 42 22 22.9
Photometry: 16.8 +/- 0.2 L
These data were collected remotely using a 51-cm
RCOS and STL11K camera at New Mexico Skies, Mayhill, New
Mexico by Joseph Brimacombe, Coral Towers Observatory,
Cairns, Australia.

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Joliot, a photo by pennine cloud on Flickr.
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Skylive - Astrostoria - 16 Luglio 1746 nasce l'astronomo e matematico italiano Giuseppe Piazzi

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17427 Poe (1989 CQ2) : JPL Small-Body Database Browser

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Supernova SN 2012dn in ESO 462-16 Narrowfield L - July 14

Via Flickr:
SUMMARY
SN seen west of the nucleus at Mag 14.8 L - brightening.
DISCOVERY
Stuart Parker, BOSS: 2012.7.9.910; Mag 16.3
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Total exposure 45 min (3 x 15 min, luminance filter; binned 2x2, scale 0.91 asec/px)
Time: 2012.7.14.353
Astrometry: RA 20 23 36.25 Dec -28 16 42.6
Photometry: 14.8 +/- 0.1 L
These data were collected remotely using a 51-cm
RCOS and STL11K camera at New Mexico Skies, Mayhill, New
Mexico by Joseph Brimacombe, Coral Towers Observatory,
Cairns, Australia.

Sun and Sunsport AR1520: CaK - July 12

Via Flickr:
Taken at 1125 (UT + 10) from Coral Towers Observatory using a 60 mm Lunt CaK Solar Telescope at F/8.3 and a Skynyx 2-1 camera.

Sun and sunsport AR1520: H-alpha - July 12

Via Flickr:
Taken from Coral Towers Observatory at 1106 local time using a Skynyx 2-2 camera and Astrophysics 130 at F/6 with a Coronado Solar Filter. A two frame mosaic.

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ESA Science & Technology: Moon

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Possible Extragalactic Nova PTF12gnd in M31 Narrowfield L - July 13

Via Flickr:
SUMMARY
Nova seen at Mag 19.3 L
DISCOVERY
Palomar Transient Factory: 2012.7.7.390; Mag 20.2
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Total exposure 40 min (4 x 10 min, luminance filter; binned 2x2, scale 0.91 asec/px)
Time: 2012.7.13.439
Astrometry: RA 00 41 33.90 Dec 41 08 06.4
Photometry: 19.3 +/- 0.4 L
These data were collected remotely using a 51-cm
RCOS and STL11K camera at New Mexico Skies, Mayhill, New
Mexico by Joseph Brimacombe, Coral Towers Observatory,
Cairns, Australia.

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