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Saturday November 26, 2022

 

3towers Observatory Latest Images:

     
Morning planets, June 23, 2022 Comet PANSTARRS  C/2017 K2  
Great lineup of planets on the morning of Thursday June 23, 2022 C/2017 K2 PANSTARRS on the evening of Monday August 1, 2022  
     
Lunar Eclipse Monday May 16, 2022, early totality Lunar Eclipse, Monday May 16, 2022, mid-totality Lunar Eclipse Monday May 16, 2022, late totality
Lunar Eclipse on the evening of Monday May 16, 2022, early totality Lunar Eclipse on the evening of Monday May 16, 2022, mid-totality Lunar Eclipse on the evening of Monday May 16, 2022, late totality
     
Comet Leonard Conjunction of Jupiter and Venus May 30, 2022 Great conjunction of Jupiter and Venus on the morning of May 30, 2022
C/2021 A1 (Leonard) in the early evening on Monday December 20, 2021 Great Conjunction of Jupiter (left) and Venus (right) on the morning of Saturday April 30, 2022 Great Conjunction of Jupiter (left) and Venus (right) on the morning of Saturday April 30, 2022
     
Lunar Eclipse Wednesday May 26, 2021, maximum totality C/2021 A1 (Leonard) C/2021 A1 (Leonard) on the early evening of Thursday December 16, 2021
Lunar Eclipse on the morning of Wednesday May 26, 2021 at maximum totality C/2021 A1 (Leonard) in twilight on the evening of Wednesday December 15, 2021 C/2021 A1 Leonard in twilight and low on the western horizon on the early evening of Thursday December 16, 2021
     
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 NEOWISE (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 346, labeled image Barnard 345, labeled image  
Barnard 346 on the evening of Tuesday October 25, 2022 Barnard 345 on the evening of Friday October 28, 2022  
     
Lunar Eclipse, November 8, 2022 Barnard 329, labeled image Barnard 340, 142, and 143, labeled image
Total Lunar Eclipse Tuesday November 8, 2022, near maximum totality Barnard 329 on the evening of Monday October 21, 2022 Barnard 340, 143, and 142 on the night of Monday October 24, 2022
     
King 14, NGC133, and NGC146 M24 and environs, labeled image Barnard 326, labeled image
Open clusters King 14, NGC133, and NGC146 on the nights of Tuesday October 25 and Wednesday October 26, 2022 M24 environs (labeled image) on the evening of Wednesday October 19, 2022 Barnard 326 on the evening of Thursday October 20, 2022
     
Barnard 145 Barnard 155 and 156 NGC6991 and IC5076
Barnard 145 on the evenings of Monday September 19 and Wednesday October 19, 2022 Barnard 155 on the evenings of Saturday September 17 and Thursday October 20, 2022 NGC6991 (open cluster) and IC5076 (nebulosity) on the nights of Friday October 22 and Monday October 24, 2022
     
M20, Trifid Nebula Barnard 311 and 310, labeled image Barnard 351 and 356, labeled image
M20 (NGC6514; Trifid Nebula) on the evenings of Saturday September 17 and Tuesday September 27, 2022 Barnard 311 and 310 on the evening of Thursday October 13, 2022 Barnard 351 and 356 on the night of Monday October 17, 2022
     
NGC6996 and Barnard 352 Barnard 84a, 297, M23, and Barnard 301, labeled image Barnard 97, 100, 101, and 314, labeled image
NGC6996 and Barnard 352 on the evenings of Wednesday September 14 and Friday September 16, 2022 Barnard 84a, 297, M23, and Barnard 301 on the evening of Saturday September 15, 2022 Barnard 97, 100, 101, and 314 on the night of Saturday September 15, 2022
     
Arp 270 Barnard 315 and Barnard 99, labeled image Barnard 331 and 332
Arp270 (NGC3395_NGC3396) and environs on the evening of Tuesday May 24, 2022 Barnard 315 and Barnard 99 on the morning of Wednesday July 6, 2022 Barnard 331 and 332 on the morninig of Thursday July 7, 2022
     
NGC3166 and 3169 NGC3367 + 3377 and environs, labeled image Supernova SN2022ewj in NGC3367
NGC3166 and 3169 on the evenings of Tuesday May 24 and Saturday May 28, 2022 NGC3367 and environs on the evening of Wednesday May 18, 2022. There is a supernova in NGC3367 which is better shown in the next image. NGC3367 with Supernova SN2022ewj, cropped and enlarged image
     
Barnard 72 and environs Barnard 59 and environs, labeled image Arp 313, labeled image
Barnard 72 (Snake Nebula) and environs on the night of Thursday May 26, 2022 Barnard 59 (portion of Pipe Nebula) and environs on the night of Tuesday May 31, 2022 Arp 313 (NGC3994+3995) on the evening of Wednesday May 18, 2022
     
NGC2726, labeled image NGC4260 and environs, labeled image Barnard 342 and environs, cropped, enarged, and labeled image
NGC2726 and environs on the night of Saturday April 23, 2022 NGC4260 and environs on the night of Monday April 25, 2022 (labeled image) Barnard 342 and environs on the morning of Saturday May 7, 2022
     
Abell 1367, labeled image Barnard 228 M60 with Supernova 2022hrs in NGC4647
Leo Cluster (Abell 1367) on the nights of Sunday April 3 and Monday April 25, 2022 Barnard 228 (Lupus Dark Cloud; The Dark Wolf Nebula in Lupus) on the morning of Thursday May 5, 2022 M60 and Supernova 2022hrs in NGC4647 on the evening of Monday May 2, 2022
     
NGC4274 and environs, labeled image Barnard 53 and environs, labeled image M98, M99, and M100, labeled image
NGC4274 and environs on the evenings of Saturday March 26 and Sunday April 3, 2022, labeled image Barnard 53 and environs on the morning of Saturday April 9, 2022, labeled image Wide-field image of M98 (NGC4192), M99 (NGC4254), and M100 (NGC4321) on the morning of Saturday April 3, 2022
     
Simeis 147 NGC1931 Barnard 43, labeled image
Simeis 147 (Spagetti Nebula; SH2-240) on the night of Saturday March 26, 2022 NGC1931 on the evenings of Tuesday March 1 and Monday March 21, 2022 Barnard 43 on the morning of Tuesday April 5, 2022 (labeled image)
     
Keid M40 cropped and enlarged image NGC2419
Keid [40-Omicron 2 Eridani] on the evening of Tuesday March 14, 2022 M40 (Winneke 4) on the evenings of Monday March 21 and Wednesday March 23, 2022 NGC2419 on the evenings of Thursday March 24 and Saturday March 26, 2022
     
IC405 and environs, labeled image Barnard 41, labeled image Barnard 45, labeled image
IC405 (Flaming Star Nebula; Caldwell 31) and environs on the night of Saturday February 26, 2022 Barnard 41 on the morning of Tuesday March 8, 2022 (labeled image) Barnard 45 on the morning of Saturday March 12, 2022
     
IC1795 M36, labeled image Barnard 28 and environs, labeled image
IC1795 (Fish Head Nebula) on the evenings of Sunday December 5, 2021 and Monday February 22, 2022 M36 (NGC1960) on the night of Friday February 25, 2022 Barnard 28, 27, and 26 on the evening of Tuesday March 1, 2022
     
Barnard 221, labeled image Barnard 25, labeled image M1, cropped and enlarged image
Barnard 221 on the evening of Monday February 21, 2022 Barnard 25 on the evening of Thursday February 24, 2022 M1 (NGC1952; The Crab Nebula) on the nights of Monday April 12, 2021 and Friday February 25, 2022
     
Barnard 40, labeled image Barnard 20 Barnard 21 and environs, labeled image
Barnard 40 on the morning of Tuesday February 8, 2022 (labeled image) Barnard 20 on the evening of Friday February 18, 2022 Barnard 21 and environs on the evening of Saturday February 19, 2022
     
Barnard 6 Barnard 18 Barnard 8 and environs
Barnard 6 on the evening of Wednesday February 2, 2022 Barnard 18 on the evening of Thursday January 27, 2022 Barnard 8, 9, 11, 12, and 13 on the evening of January 24, 2022
     
Barnard 19 Barnard 207 Barnard 207
Barnard 19 and environs on the evening of Friday January 21, 2022 Barnard 207 (Vulture Head Nebula) on the evening of Thursday January 20, 2022 Barnard 207 (Vulture Head Nebula) on the evenings of Monday January 24, Thursday January 27, and Wednesday February 2, 2022
     
Barnard 15 Berkeley 4 and King 16 open clusters The Pleiades, total exposure 6.5 hours
Barnard 15 on the night of Wednesday January 5, 2022 Berkeley 4 and King 16 open clusters on the evenings of Monday January 24 and Wednesday February 2, 2020 The Pleiades (M45, the Seven Sisters) on the evening of Monday January 3, 2022
     
M34 Barmard 22 amd environs, image labeled Barnard 216 and environs, labeled image
M34 (NGC1039) on the evenings of Saturday November 6 and Saturday November 27, 2021 Barnard 22 and environs on the night of Sunday January 2, 2022 Barnard 216 and environs on the evening of Tuesday January 4, 2022
     
Barnard 7 and environs, labeled image Mirach's Ghost NGC1023, Arp 135
Barnard 7 and environs on the evening of Saturday January 1, 2022 Mirach's Ghost (NGC404) on the evenings of Monday November 29 and Thursday December 2, 2021 NGC1023 (Arp135) on the nights of Sunay December 5, 2021 and Monday January 3, 2022
     
Barnard 150 and environs, cropped, enlarged, and labeled image Barnard 165 and environs Flying Bat Nebula
Barnard 150, 148, and 149 on the evening of Monday November 27, 2021 Barnard 165 and environs on the night of Tuesday November 30, 2021 Flying Bat Nebula (SH2-129) on the evening of Sunday December 5, 2021
     
NGC1647 Barnard 168 and Cocoon Nebula, Canon EOS Ra camera SH2-112
NGC1647 on the night of Thursday December 2, 2021 IC5146 (Cocoon Nebula; Caldwell 19) with Barnard 168 on the evening of Sunday November 28, 2021 SH2-112 on the evenings of Sunday November 28 and Monday November 29, 2021
     
Barnard 157 and environs, labeled image Barnard 138, labeled image Heart and Soul Nebulae, labeled image
Barnard 157 and 364 on the night of Saturday October 30, 2021 Barnard 138, 139, and 137 on the night of Thursday November 4, 2021 Heart Nebula and Heart Cluster (IC1805 and environs) and Soul Nebula (1848 and environs) on the night of Saturday November 6, 2021
     
Partial Lunar Eclipse at Umbra maximum, 19 November 2021 Barnard 102 and 317, labeled image Barnard 152, labeled image
Partial Lunar Eclipse near umbral maximum on the morning of Friday November 19, 2021 Barnard 102 and 317 on the evening of Friday October 28, 2021 (labeled image) Barnard 152 and Alderamin on the night of Saturday October 30, 2021
     
Barnard 140 IC1805, Heart Nebula Barnard 141, labeled image
Barnard 140 on the evening of Wednesday October 27, 2021 IC1805 (Heart Nebula and Heart Cluster) on the night of Saturday November 6 and the morning of Sunday November 14, 2021 Barnard 141 and 138 on the evening of Thursday October 28, 2021
     
Barnard 143 NGC663 Barnard 119a and environs, labeled image
Barnard 143 on the evenings of Wednesday October 27 and Thursday October 28, 2021 NGC663 (Caldwell 10) on the evenings of Wednesday November 3 and Thursday November 4, 2021 Barnard 119 and 119a and environs on the evening of Tuesday October 26, 2021
     
NGC7380 NGC6885 Barnard 136, labeled image
NGC7380 (Wizard Nebula; Wizard Cluster) on the nights of Friday October 29 and Saturday October 30, 2021 NGC6885 (Caldwell 37) on the nights of Sunday October 24 and Monday October 25, 2021 Barnard 136 and environs on the night of Monday October 25, 2021
     
Barnard 314, labeled image Barnard 324, labeled image Barnard 129 and environs, labeled image
Barnard 314 on the evening of Friday October 8, 2021 Barnard 324 and environs on the night of Wednesday October 6, 2021 Barnard 129 and environs on the evening of Sunday October 24, 2021
     
Barnard 333, labeled image Barnard 341, cropped and enlarged image Barnard 321, labeled image
Barnard 333 on the evening of Saturday October 9, 2021 Barnard 341 on the evening of Friday October 1, 2021 (cropped and enlarged image) Barnard 321 on the evening of Saturday October 9, 2021
     
M37 and Barnard 34 Barnard 212 and environs, labeled image Barnard 317, labeled image
M37 (NGC2099) and Barnard 34 on the morning of Saturday October 16, 2021 Barnard 212 and environs on the morning of Sunday October 17, 2021 (labeled image) Barnard 317 on the evening of Wednesday October 6, 2021 (labeled image)
     
Barnard 341 Barnard 92 and 93 Crescent Nebula
Barnard 341 on the evening of Wednesday October 6, 2021 Barnard 92 and 93 on the night of Friday October 8, 2021 Crescent Nebula (NGC6888; Caldwell 27) on the night of Saturday October 9, 2021
     
M17 NGC6960 M52 and Bubble Nebula (NG7635)
M17 (Omega Nebula; Checkmark Nebua; Horseshoe Nebula; Swan Nebula; NGC6618) on the evenings of Friday October 1 and Saturday October 2, 2021 Western Veil Nebula (NGC6992) on the nights of Tuesday September 28, 2021 and Friday October 1, 2021 M52 (NGC7654) and Bubble Nebula (NGC7635; Caldwell 11) on the evenings of Saturday October 2 and Wednesday October 6, 2021
     
M8 and M20, cropped and enlarged image Barnard 86 and NGC6520, labeled image M16
M8 (Lagoon Nebula) and M20 (Trifid Nebula) on the evening of Thursday September 9, 2021 {images obtained by Dean Salman} Barnard 86 (Ink Spot Nebula) and NGC6520 on the night of Friday September 10, 2021 (labeled image) M16 (Eagle Nebula; Star Queen Nebula; NGC6611) on the evenings of Friday September 10 and Tuesday September 28, 2021
     
Arp 69, cropped and enlarged image Arp79 and Arp117, cropped and enlarged image M80
Arp69 (NGC5579+80) on the evening of Tuesday August 3, 2021 Arp 79 (NGC5490C) in the center and Arp117 (IC982+983) at top on the evening of Wednesday August 3, 2021 M80 (NGC6093) on the evenings of Tuesday August 3 and Friday August 10, 2021
     
Barnard 51 and environs, labeled image Barnard 232 and 44a, labeled image M4
Barnard 51 and environs on the night of Saturday June 12, 2021 Barnard 232 and 44a on the night of Saturday June 12, 2021 M4 (NGC6121) on the evenings of Tuesday August 3 and Wednesday August 4, 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)
     

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