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M82 (Cigar Galaxy). Taken at Nutwood Observatory April 2011

Started by Darlene J. @ Nutwood Observatory. Last reply by CreekEnd_UK Feb 9, 2012. 3 Replies

Another new photo taken at Nutwood ObservatoryM82 (Cigar Galaxy). Hi Res close-up (24 meg) CCD image LLRGB (6,3,2,2) hrs. Taken at Nutwood Observatory April 2011. f9 Ceravolo, ME mount, guided subs…Continue

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What type of telescope

Started by Maryanne Leach. Last reply by Gary H Sep 23, 2010. 4 Replies

Hi Gary:I was curious of the type of telescope you use to get the pictures you have..............Continue

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Re Mars opposition and lunar eclipse last night.

Comment by Gary on March 10, 2014 at 12:44pm

"If humanity ever succeeds in establishing a foothold on Mars and Terraforming it humanity will indeed have a long term future to look forward to."


Comment by Gary on March 6, 2014 at 9:06pm

Hi Miryam. Wouldn't there be an app for that? Just wondering. When it comes to other languages I just nod and try to look intelligent.

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"Astronomers Zoom in on Unusual Spiral Galaxy"

"The gas in Abell 3627 is so hot at 180 million degrees Fahrenheit that it glows in X-rays detected by Chandra observatory."


Comment by Gary on February 22, 2014 at 4:17pm

"Mauna Kea telescope, world's biggest, closer to completion"

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"Lost in space: Massive asteroid goes missing, amateur sky-watchers asked to find it."

Comment by Gary on February 17, 2014 at 10:25am

The God Particle' explained in 120 seconds - BBC Radio 4

Comment by Gary on February 3, 2014 at 4:39pm

"Star next door may host a 'superhabitable' world"

"Earth may be our home, but another planet even cosier for life could be orbiting the star next door. A detailed analysis of what might make planets suitable for life says that Alpha Centauri B, the star closest to our sun, would be the perfect star to host a "superhabitable" planet – a world of islands, shallow seas and gentle slopes, where the conditions needed to support a diverse array of life forms would persist for up to 10 billion years. But the near-paradise would come at a cost to visitors from Earth: the pull of gravity would be about one-quarter stronger than on our home turf."

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Comment by Gary on January 26, 2014 at 9:16am

“The picture Hawking gives sounds reasonable,” Don Page, a physicist and expert on black holes at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada told Nature. “You could say that it is radical to propose there’s no event horizon. But these are highly quantum conditions, and there’s ambiguity about what space-time even is, let alone whether there is a definite region that can be marked as an event horizon.”


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