Minkowski’s Butterfly

PN Minkowski 2-9 in Ophiuchus My heart was beating when I opened my missions this morning. The angels had been kind. PN M2-9 must count as one of the most exciting observations I’ve ever made. Look at that central system … Continue reading

A solar prominence called Rosebud

To call a prominence Rosebud is far from a scientific description. Before joining Slooh, I never really paid much attention to the Sun except during eclipses and transits (obviously) During periods of hightened sunspot activity, I also gave sunspots more … Continue reading

SUPERmoon

Another Supermoon! – The third for 2019. Jan Feb March..no, not April May June July.. and NO to all, according to Neil deGrasse Tyson. To set the record straight: Niel deGrasse Tyson is thé American astrophysicist, author and science communicator … Continue reading

The Twin Quasar

I followed Slooh’s mission to the Twin (Double) Quasar and took an image. I was not quite sure which of the bright dots represented the quasar. Fellow Slooh members introduced me to Aladin, the interactive sky atlas and I could … Continue reading