Finding galaxies in the night sky is a very enjoyable and wonderous experience. Up until the early 1900’s, galaxies were thought to be nebulae, some with a spiral shape. After studies by astronomer Edwin Hubble, it was discovered that these spiral nebulae weren’t nebulae, but distant galaxies similar to our own Milky Way. One of […]Read more "Spotting the Whirlpool Galaxy"
One of the favorite planets for astronomers (and people in general) to view is Saturn, the large planet with rings. Seeing Saturn in a telescope on a clear night is unforgettable, particularly when you can spot details in the rings, the dark cloud bands currently crossing the planet, and up to 5 or more of […]Read more "Saturn At Opposition"