Verde Valley



Home Club Calendar Contents Astronomy News Observing Tools Web Links Club News Articles Astrophotography Site Search Feedback Picture Credits Mission & Bylaws






Our Literary Output

Well, We Are in the Online Publishing Business, Aren't We?

These are some articles written by or of special interest to our members. Items that  are composed for this section of the website have to get by the scrutiny of Barbara Westhafer, our Chief Editor.  She is a retired English teacher and more than ready with her red pen.  

Wide-field Imaging of the Environments of LITTLE THINGS Dwarf Irregular Galaxies

A collaboration of Astronomers of Lowell Observatory and Amateur Astronomers including members of the Astronomers of Verde Valley

Published in the Astronomical Journal, January 10th, 2018

Click for PDF



The Rosette Nebula in Light Emitted by Ionized Hydrogen, Oxygen and Sulfur

Credit: T. A. Rector, B. Wolpa, M. Hanna (AURA/NOAO/NSF)

The Rosette Nebula is a large emission nebula located 3000 light-years away. The great abundance of hydrogen gas gives NGC 2237 its red color in most photographs. The wind from the open cluster of stars known as NGC 2244 has cleared a hole in the nebula's center.


What's in a Name?
By P. C. Gadfly  
June10, 2003

Astronomy's March Madness
By Milt Wilcox  
April 1, 2003