Iridium 52 is the bright
streak intersecting this shot. Comet Holmes 7P is above the satellite
at the top of the page. The photograph was
captured on December 12th, 2007, from Clarkdale, Arizona, by our
very own JD Maddy and published in the UK's Sky at Night
Iridium Gallery click here:
Equipment used: Pentax IST digital camera, 50mm lens at f/2.0
for a 30-second exposure
Message in a
message broadcast from Earth to the globular cluster M13
during the dedication of the Arecibo Observatory in 1974.
Check out our Members Telescopes here:
For those who are somewhat nostalgic, check out
our past star party page.
Past Star Parties
Our new Solar and Lunar picture page is under
new page here.
on Our Website:
Observing Tools - Star Charts,
Clear Sky Clocks and Topographic maps.
- From NASA, Astrowire, Space.com
- by our very own members.
Astrophotography - see the Astrophoto Galleries.
Focus Sections on Observing
Asteroids, Comets and
Jupiter will return in 2017's first quarter seen in the late
evening's sky. The cloud bands and
Galilean Moons are easily seen in small telescopes. Mars and Saturn are also
visible in the south west after sunset. Saturn will be disappearing into the
Sun's glow soon. Click to expand.
J D Maddy
The Blue Horse Head Nebula in Scorpius is captured by member
Mike Cadwell. IC 4592 as it is also known is 420 light years from Earth. To see
more of Mike's photos, click here.
Karen Maddy instructs the Sedona Parks & Recreation Summer Camp
kids how to safely observe the Sun. Click the picture for
more AVV Public Outreach.
A recently discovered comet, Lovejoy 2014 Q2 has been moving
across the sky over the past couple of months. For more comet pictures click
Picture Credit: Robert Mueller
Comet LINEAR 252P is showing nicely in April skies with this
April 10th, 2016 picture. The comet is in the 13th zodiacal constellation of
Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer.
The above views of Comet Lovejoy Q2 will be hard to beat
in the upcoming months for viewing as it was a couple of years ago.
Picture credit for the above two pictures: J D Maddy
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