Tagged: nebula

“Just So Science” – The Astral Archer’s Bow - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Aug 01, 2011

As a follow-on from my previous Sagittarius post, this week I want to mention a few of the eye-watering spectacles viewable within this astral archer at this time of the year. All of the objects i’m about to mention are just to the North of the cosmic teapot, where the steam would billow from the spout in fact. The first two, M8 … Read More

“Just So Science” – Chiron’s Secrets - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Jun 29, 2011

One of the lesser known, yet most spectacular constellations in our southern sky is currently doing the rounds about the south celestial pole for almost the entire evening; the celestial centaur, Chiron a.k.a. Centaurus.  His front two hooves are marked by the two “pointers”, the two bright stars that point to the Southern … Read More

“Just So Science” – The Star that Couldn’t Make up its Mind - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge May 31, 2011

Eta Carina Nebula Whilst at the top of Mount Holesworth during the weekend I was fortunate enough to take a stroll and get a great look at the spectacular Wairarapa stars from 1000m above sea level. I’ve become so used to viewing from sea level (and through the Wellington light pollution no less!) that I had completely forgotten just … Read More