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Transit of Mercury – Tuesday 12th November

Mercury transit

Japan’s Hinode spacecraft captured this image of Mercury passing in front of the Sun on 8th November 2006, using the spacecraft’s Solar Optical Telescope instrument. Image credit: JAXA/NASA/PPARC In This Post – Transit of Mercury Our next public meeting *****************************   Transit of Mercury This Tuesday morning (12th November) people […] Read more»



Neptune at Opposition

Neptune

Neptune at Opposition This month is a great time to see the solar system’s outermost gas giant planet, if you have a telescope and a little patience. The above image of the planet Neptune was obtained during a test of the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope array in northern […] Read more»



Spitzer’s Orion

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Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech Spitzer’s Orion  Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away. Spanning about 40 light-years across the region, this infrared image from the Spitzer Space Telescope was constructed from data intended to monitor the brightness of the nebula’s young stars, many still surrounded by […] Read more»





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