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Apr 08
2016

360 Degree Full-Sphere Astrophotos

Recently a new camera hit the market that will set off a small revolution in astronomy and astrophotography. It is an innovative panorama camera that records a 360 degree full-sphere panorama with only one single shot. We tested the Theta S for astronomical usage and it turned out quite well. The sample image above captured the atmosphere of an observing session on april 2, 2016, at a wind farm near Vienna. Just click the image to start the player. View the sphere full screen, pan around, zoom in and out, let it autorotate... What's more, the full-sphere camera can be... Read More...

Apr 08
2016

Jupiter-Venus Conjunction in Guyana

Last year, 2015, I bought an astrograph telescope (254mm) online and other components recommended to go with it, including an EQ mount and photographic accessories. I've been actively imaging the night sky ever since; learning the field of astronomy and astrophotography. One of the things that fascinates me about the night sky is how wonderful it is, especially through a telescope that reveals all its glory and grandeur. The celestial objects are nothing less than a grand spectacular show, almost purposely display the need to be observed. During the Jupiter-Venus conjunction last year, I took my equipment out to our... Read More...

Apr 06
2016

M104 - Sombrero Galaxy

This is the capture i made of the M104 - Sombrero Galaxy in Caguas, Puerto Rico in march 24, 2014 in Caguas, Puerto Rico. It's 50 frames of 50 seconds each. Have a dense core that supposed a supermassive black hole. I include this video that i demostrate some information of m104 and this astrophotography. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei5rGnRZQcw Read More...

Apr 05
2016

Share a memory / Comparte un recuerdo

AWB's Facebook in Spanish is inviting fans to submit a photo together with a memory of it. A dear celestial object, a selfie at a star party, a sunset landscape, watching through a telescope for the first time, etc. Please add a BRIEF message telling us why it is significant to you, and where and when it was taken. Each photo will be published on our wall, but only 2 will be selected every two weeks. One will be chosen by our readers by "liking" them, and the other one by the editors of the page. Those selected will be... Read More...

Apr 04
2016

Planet Jupiter with GRS - GAM 2016

Planet Jupiter with GRS starting the GAM 2016 (April 3, 2016 - 22:30) Timezone -4:00. Caguas, Puerto Rico Meade LX90, Orion Sirius EQ-G, Celestron Barlow Luminos 2.5X, Celestron NexImage 5. (RGB32 1280 x 720 - 25.27 fps) Read More...

Apr 04
2016

Malaysia Partial Solar Eclipse Students Awareness via Virtual Learning Environment

Reported by: Hafez Murtza (astrorunner) Front page of bit.ly/GerhanaMatahari In conjunction of Malaysia Partial Solar Eclipse on 9 March 2016,I organized an awareness campaign for schools,teachers and students across Malaysia.Objectives of the campaign are to create awareness about partial solar eclipse,encourage schools to organize event on the day and to get students and teachers across Malaysia to engage and participate via online platform.Therefore,I've created a site for teachers and students references and place to share their excitement and activities they organized. This learning site is a Virtual Learning environment (VLE) platform called ‘Frog' provided by the Ministry of Education for... Read More...

Apr 02
2016

March 2016

Thursday, March 17 , we held the twelfth session of free public astronomical observations . Using an 8 inch newtonian telescope, we started with solar observations. Later, after sunset, we observed the Moon . Despite a fairly strong wind, the image was clear enough so that people could admire in detail the craters and mountains on the Moon's surface. Then we observed planet Jupiter. People noticed the cloud formations in the atmosphere of the biggest planet in the Solar System. Also, they could see four of its moons (Io, Europa, Callisto and Ganymede), two of them being very close to... Read More...

Apr 02
2016

January 2016

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Apr 02
2016

February 2016

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Apr 01
2016

AOYA Stargazing Session

On the night of Friday, April 1st. AOYA members and guests spent some valuable quality time observing the magnificent planet Jupiter and many other DSO's. Our kids also were briefed with some information on the celestial objects they were observing through the eyepiece of a Celestron NexStar 8" SE. The gathering was highly educational and fun! Read More...

Apr 01
2016

M27 - Dumbbell Nebula

M27 - Dumbbell Nebula Caguas, Puerto Rico 7/4/2014 This capture was made on average conditions. It's 32 frames of 100 secs. The astronomical equipment was Meade LX90, Celestron Advance VX Mount, Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD Color Camera, Orion Autoguider. The software was its processed is PixInsight and Gimp. I include this video on Youtube you make planetary nebulae and the future of our sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSlkqKHV8Zc Read More...

Apr 01
2016

GAM 2016 - Serbia started with a concert

T he video-concert with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach - "Air on the G - String" is a prelude to the celebration of GAM 2016 - Serbia . With pictures on the theme of "Alien Worlds", Coordinator for Serbia, Liliana Gracanin and pianist Alessio Bax, playing this ten-minute concert, on the first day of GAM. Enjoy it here: https://www.facebook.com/Astronomi-bez-granica-217714985242474/ Read More...

Apr 01
2016

Basic astronomy on radio

We just finished an on air show about basic astronomy in Equilibre FM (90.9 FM). This afternoon, we presented the dwarf planets, the comets,the kuiper belt, the trans-Neptunian Objets and the Oort cloud. It is in Haitian creole: you may see it on our Blog: http://haitiastronomie.blogspot.com/p/astronomie-en-equilibre.html or directly on Youtube ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXfF6T5jeO8 ). The archives of past emissions could be reached too: http://haitiastronomie.blogspot.com/p/archive-astronomie-en-equilibre.html This activity on radio has been possible thanks to the BIG project of Astronomers Without Borders. Read More...

Mar 31
2016

Amateur Astronomers of León, Nicaragua, give a talk about Telescopes

The Association of Amateur Astronomers of Leon, Nicaragua through 2 of its members, gave a talk on March 31 toward teachers of the Local University (UNAN- Leon) about "Telescopes, Main Characteristics, Types and Management" Additionally, it was adapted a filter glass to a telescope and teachers enjoyed to observed the Sun and at the same time we shared knowledge about the causes of the sunspots. Emilio Zuniga ASAFILE Read More...

Mar 30
2016

Planet Jupiter with GRS and moon IO

Greetings friends in astronomy and astrophotography ! I share my product tonight . Planet Jupiter with GRS and the moon IO . From Caguas , Puerto Rico . 3/29/2016 - 10:30 pm. This capture was 4 mins (6000 frames) . Read More...

Mar 29
2016

Planet Jupiter in Monday!

This photo of planet Jupiter is result of a capture of 4 mins (6000 frames) with Celestron NexImage 5 with no bidding setup in ICap software. The average condition weather and some clouds have present. From Caguas, Puerto Rico 3/28/2016 - 10:40 pm Read More...

Mar 28
2016

An unexpected visitor on the moon from our perspective

We share this landscaper capture 3/23/2016 at 8pm from Caguas , Puerto Rico. A bird would be found in the Mare Imbrium from our perspective ? It's a Red Tail Hawk , or pigeon? discuss Read More...

Mar 27
2016

Dream Big!

I would like to share what I think on dreaming big! I believe in going to Mars and I wish to be among the first ones to get there. Remember that it is always you who have to choose your dream. There is always something that interests you and you have to work towards it, inspiring people along the way. Let us start as students and end up serving the human race. Read More...

Mar 27
2016

Achieving something I dream of!

Then I got to visit the Sharjah center for astronomy and space sciences at Sharjah, UAE, where I met an astronomer named Ahmed whose words inspired me too. He told “so I'm an astronomer and you are an astronaut. Hoping to see you up there” Then I got to meet Astronaut Chris Hadfield who really helped me along my way to success, by providing me and the other aspiring astronaut in the world with videos of living in zero G, that really helped. I met him after his talk in Dubai about his journey. The most inspiring part was when... Read More...

Mar 27
2016

The Mars Generation and The Astronaut Club

There I met the Mars Mission project manager MR. Omran Sharaf and a few of the other people who work at MBRSC, their words were inspiring, they gave me a push like never before. Then came up an opportunity to be a part of the newly launched non-profit, called The Mars Generation, by Astronaut Abby. I joined it as an ambassador and then I was given a chance at my school to talk about the need for space travel and it went well except my voice. Then I got recognized at my school as an astronaut in training and after... Read More...

Mar 27
2016

The UAE space agency

a few months after I met Astronaut Abby I got to know UAE's gonna send a probe to Mars and that is when I knew UAE had a space agency, then I got a message from MR. Ibrahim Al Qasim, the deputy project manager of the Emirates Mars Mission and the project manager of the Nayif-1 cube sat mission, asking me to visit the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC). I was really excited. Then the next year they had a space event called Mission: Space at downtown Dubai. There I met the Mars Mission project manager MR. Omran Sharaf... Read More...

Mar 27
2016

The path started to open up

2014 was the year all my hard work started to pay off, During the test launch of Orion space craft the announcer said some words that were really emotional and inspiring he said something like, “Go delta. Go Orion. This is the dawn of Orion, the dawn of America's new age of space travel” the following year I joined twitter as an aspiring astronaut and got to know many kids who had the same dream and I started to get noticed. The first person I met was Mackenzie as @JrAstronaut who supported me and inspired me. Then I met Astronaut... Read More...

Mar 27
2016

The Beginning of my journey

At a very young age around my 7th year of standing on this planet, I dreamt of travelling through the stars. Right now I live in the United Arab Emirates, where 6 years ago when I was a third grader during a science class on the solar system, I happened upon a picture of the Milky Way and at that moment our teacher was explaining about living in space. After the class I went through what had been taught that day and I wanted to be a part of NASA's space program, so I talked to people around me and... Read More...

Mar 27
2016

Zodiacal light in the western skies after dark

AOYA kids have skilfully captured this wide field image of the constellation Orion with much of its surroundings in the western skies right after nightfall. The Zodiacal Light is very evident in this image too as it stretches in the bottom up untill the middle of the frame. In the coming few days our dedicated members will continue their efforts to capture more vivid images of this interesting celestial phenomenon. Of course phtography through a telesopes will never serve this purpose, therefore our kids will endeavour to capture it through a low power camera body and zoom only. Read More...