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Tuesday June 22, 2021

 

3towers Observatory Latest Images:

     
Lunar Eclipse Wednesday May 26, 2021, maximum totality    
Lunar Eclipse on the morning of Wednesday May 26, 2021 at maximum totality    
     
The Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn Wednesday December 16, 2020 Great 202 Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn Great 202 Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn at closest approach
Great 2020 Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn - the Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn on the evening of Wednesday December 16, 2020 Great 2020 Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on the evening of Saturday December 19, 2020, two days prior to closest approach Great 2020 Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on the evening of Monday December 21, 2020 at closest approach
     
Comet NEOWISE Comet NEOWISE Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on Monday Morning November 30, 2020
Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3) on the evening of Tuesday July 14, 2020 Comet NEOWISE on the evening of Monday July 20, 2020. The comet was visible only intermittently through thick clouds. Penumbral Eclipse on the morning of Monday November 30, 2020
     
Venus and the Pleiades on Friday April 3, 2020 Comet NEOWISE Comet NEOWISE
Venus and the Pleiades on the evening of Friday April 3, 2020 Comet NEOWIS (C/2020 F3) rising over the Catalina Mountains on the morning of Thursday July 9, 2020 Comet NEOWISE above the Catalina Mountains on the morning of Thursday July 9, 2020
     

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Grasslands Observatory Latest Images:

     
Barnard 51 and environs, labeled image Barnard 232 and 44a, labeled image  
Barnard 51 and environs on the night of Saturday June 12, 2021 Barnard 232 and 44a on the night of Saturday June 12, 2021  
     
Arp36 and Arp183 NGC4656+4657 Barnard 234 and environs, labeled image
Arp36 and Arp183 on the night of Saturday June 12, 2021 NGC4656+4657 (Crow Bar Galaxy) on the nights of Saturday June 5 and Thursday June 10, 2021 Barnard 234 and environs on the night of Thursday June 10, 2021
     
NGC7023 Barnard 44, western portion near Antares Barnard 44, eastern portion
NGC7023 (Iris Nebula; Caldwell 4) on the evening of Monday May 31, 2021 Barnard 44 (western portion) on the night of Saturday June 5, 2021 Barnard 44 (eastern portion) on the night of Saturday June 5, 2021
     
Barnard 231 and 233, labeled image Barnard 42, labeled image M107
Barnard 231 and 233 on the night of Monday May 31, 2021 (labeled image) Barnard 42 and environs on the night of Saturday May 29, 2021 M107 (NGC6171) on the evening of Sunday May 30, 2021
     
Arp23, cropped and enlarged image Arp281 Barnard 229, labeled image
Arp23 (NGC4618) on the night of Saturday May 29, 2021 Arp281(NGC4631+4627; Caldwell 32) on the nights of Saturday May 29 and Monday May 31, 2021 Barnard 229 on the evening of Saturday May 29, 2021 (labeled image)
     
Leo 2 NGC5474 Arp137 and Arp232
Leo 2 (UGC6253) on the nights of Friday May 7 and Saturday May 8, 2021 NGC5474 on the nights of Tuesday May 4, Wednesday May 5, and Monday May 10, 2021 Arp137 (NGC2914) and Arp232 (NGC2911) on the evening of Sunday May 30, 2021
     
Leo 1 Leo 1 Antares and environs
Leo 1 (UGC5470) on the night of Wednesday May 12, 2021 Leo 1 (UGC5470) on the nights of Friday May 7 and Saturday May 8, 2021 Antares and environs on the night of Monday May 10, 2021
     
Coma Berenices star cluster M106 M13
Coma Berenices star cluster (Mel 111) on the night of Friday May 7, 2021 M106 (NGC4258) and environs on the evening of Saturday May 8, 2020 M13 (NGC6205) on the night of Monday May 10, 2021
     
M101 M67 M44
M101 (NGC5457; Arp26) and environs on the evening of Friday April 30, 2021 M67 (NGC2682) on the night of Wednesday May 5, 2021 M44 (NGC2632; Praesepe; the Beehive Cluster) on the evening of Tuesday May 4, 2021
     
Monkey Head Nebula NGC2903 NGC4565, cropped and enlarged image
Monkey Head Nebula (NGC2174, NGC2175, SH2-252) on the evenings of Saturday April 10 and Monday April 12, 2021 NGC2903 on the nights of Wednesday March 31, Friday March 2, and Saturday March 3, 2021 (images taken by Dean Salman) NGC4565 on the evenings of Thursday April 29 and Friday April 30, 2021 (cropped and enlarged image)
     
M78 NGC4088 (Arp18) Monkey Head Nebula
M78 (NGC2068) and environs on the evenings of Friday April 2 and Friday April 9, 2021 NGC4088 (Arp18) on the night of Saturday April 17, 2021 Monkey Head Nebula (NGC2174, NGC2175, SH2-252) on the evenings of Friday April 9 and Saturday April 10, 2021
     
Barnard 222 and Barnard 29, labeled image Lower's Nebula (SH2-261) Barnard 35 and Barnard 36, labeled image
Barnard 222 and Barnard 29 on the evening of Friday April 9, 2021 (labeled image) Lower's Nebula (SH2-261) on the evening of Saturday April 10, 2021 Barnard 35 and 36 on the evening of Monday April 12, 2021 (labeled image)
     
Barnard 224, labeled image Barnard 223 (labeled image) Barnard 227 and environs, labeled image
Barnard 224 and environs on the evening of Wednesday March 31, 2021 (labeled image) Barnard 223 and environs on the evening of Friday April 2, 2021 (labeled image) Barnard 227 and environs on the evening of Wednesday April 7, 2021 (labeled image)
     
M81 and M82 Tear Drop Nebula (IC423) Cone Nebula and environs
M81 (NGC3031) and M82 (NGC3034; Cigar Galaxy; Arp 337) on the evening of Wednesday March 17, 2021 IC423 (Tear Drop Nebula) and IC424 and environs on the evenings of Friday March 5 and Monday March 15, 2021 Cone Nebula (NGC2264) and environs on the evening of Wednesday March 16, 2021
     
M78 Barnard 30 and environs, labeled image M37
M78 (NGC2068) and environs on the evening of Monday February 8, 2021 Barnard 30 and environs on the evening of Thursday February 11, 2021 M37(NGC2099) on the evenings of Thursday February 4, 2021 and Friday February 5, 2021
     
IC423 and IC424, labeled image Horsehead Nebula, cropped and enlarged image Rosette Nebula, cropped and enlarged image
IC 423 (Tear Drop Nebula) and IC424 on the evening of Monday February 8, 2021 Horsehead Nebula (IC434; Barnard 33) on the evening of Friday February 5, 2021 Rosette Nebula (NGC2237; 2239; 2244; 2246; 2252; Caldwell 49-50) on the evening of Saturday February 6, 2021
     
Barnard 3 and environs, labeled image Headphones Nebula M31
Barnard 3 and environs on the evening of Friday January 15, 2021 (labeled image) Headphones Nebula (PLN 164+31.1) on the evenings of Saturday December 5, 2020 and Friday January 15, 2021 M31 (NGC224; Great Andromeda Galaxy) on the evening of Thursday January 14, 2021
     
M74 Witch Head Nebula Pleiades
M74 (NGC628) on the evenings of Sunday December 6, 2020 and Saturday January 9, 2021 IC2118 (Witch Head Nebula) on the night of Monday January 10, 2021 The Pleiades (M45) on the evening of Saturday January 9, 2021
     
Barnard 155 and 156 Barnard 203 and environs, labeled image M52 and Bubble Nebula (NG7635)
Barnard 155 and 156 on the evening of Wednesday December 16, 2020 Barnard 203 and environs on the evening of Tuesday December 15, 2020 (labeled image) M52 (NGC7654) and the Bubble Nebula (NGC7635) on the evenings of Tuesday December 15 and Wednesday December 16, 2020
     
California Nebula Barnard 360 and environs, labeled image Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn one day prior to closest approach
California Nebula (NGC1499 and environs) on the night of Wednesday November 16, 2020 Barnard 360 and environs on the evening of Saturday December 5, 2020 Great 2020 Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on the evening of Sunday December 20, 2020, one day prior to closest approach
     
NGC752 Barnard 348 labeled image Barnard 354 and environs, labeled image
NGC752 on the evening of Wednesday November 11, 2020 Barnard 348 and environs on the evening of Friday November 13, 2020 Barnard 354 and environs on the evening of Friday November 13, 2020
     
M71 NGC253 Double Cluster
M71 (NGC6838) on the evenings of Wednesday November 11 and Saturday November 14, 2020 NGC253 (Caldwell 65; Sculptor Galaxy) on the evenings of Wednesday November 11 and Saturday November 14, 2020 Double Cluster (NGC869/884; Caldwell 14) on the evening of Wednesday November 11, 2020
     
Coat Hanger cluster Barnard 312 and 313, labeled image M52 and environs, labeled image
Brocchi's Cluster (Coathanger Cluster) on the evening of Wednesday October 14, 2020 Barnard 312 and 313 on the evening of Wednesday October 14, 2020 M52 (NGC7654) and environs on the night of Sunday October 18, 2020
     
North American Nebula M11 Barnard 268 and environs, labeled image
North American and Pelican Nebulae on the evening of Saturday October 10, 2020 M11 (NGC6705; Wild Duck Cluster) on the evening of Monday October 12, 2020 Barnard 268 and environs on the evening of Wednesday October 14, 2020
     
M27 Sadr and envirions.  Labeled image Barnard 144 labeled image
M27 (NGC6853; Dumbell Nebula) on the evenings of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday October 16, 17, 18, 2020 Gamma Cygnus (Sadr) and environs on the evening of Thursday October 8, 2020 Barnard 144 (Fish on the Platter) on the evening of Saturday October 10, 2020
     
IC1396 labeled image NGC6822 NGC6781 cropped and enlarged image
IC1396 and environs on the evening of Thursday October 8, 2020 NGC6822 (Barnard's Galaxy; Caldwell 57) on the evenings of Friday October 9 and Monday October 12, 2020 NGC6781 on the evenings of Thursday October 8 and Friday October 9, 2020
     
Baade's Window NGC6811 NGC6726 and environs, labeled image
Baade's Window on the evening of Wednesday October 7, 2020 NGC6811 (Hole in a Cluter) on the evening of Wednesday October 7, 2020 NGC6726/6727/6729 and environs on the evening of Friday October 9, 2020
     

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