SH061 – Find IC 1396, Messier 52, and The Blue Snowball Nebula
In this episode of Star Hopping, we’ll examine the Cepheus region, and find some “deeper” deep sky objects: IC 1396, the famous “Elephant’s Trunk” nebula, the open cluster Messier 52, and The Blue Snowball Nebula, also catalogued as NGC 7662.
SH060 – Eclipse Documentary: “Darkness Falls over Brasstown Bald”
Star Hopping Returns! In this Star Hopping “Extra”, we’ll present our documentary of the Great American Eclipse, from our perspective from our selected viewing site, the summit of Brasstown Bald, the highest mountain in the state of Georgia.
SH059 – Big Announcements, and a Full Dress Rehearsal for the Solar Eclipse
In this episode of Star Hopping, Dave makes some big announcements you shouldn’t miss, and then he takes us through a Full Dress Rehearsal to prepare and test his solar photography equipment, for next month’s big Solar Eclipse!
SH058 – 5 Ways to Photograph the Great American Eclipse
In this week’s episode of Star Hopping, we’ll examine the Cygnus region, and we’ll locate three great deep sky objects; two nebulae and one globular cluster. We’ll start out locating the Gamma Cygni Nebula: a huge 3 degree wide emission nebula surrounding the bright star Sadr. Close by we’ll also find NGC 6888, the Crescent Nebula. Finally across the border in Lyra, we’ll locate Messier 56, one of the faintest globulars on the Messier list.
SH057 – 5 Ways to Photograph the Great American Eclipse
In this week’s Star Hopping “Extra”, we’ll continue our series of episodes dedicated to help you to plan for and photograph the Great North American Solar Eclipse in August 2017!
SH056 –Find M102, NGC 5907, and The CatEye Nebula
In this episode of Star Hopping, we’ll check out the Draco Region, and show you how to locate the Missing messier Object: M102, the Splinter Galaxy, NGC 5907, and the famous but tiny Cat Eye Nebula, NGC 6543.
SH055 – A Trio of Comets
In this episode of Star Hopping, we’ll be checking out the trio of Comets that are visiting our Solar System. Comets Johnson and uttle-Giacobini-Kresak are evening targets, in and around the constellation of Hercules. And in the pre-dawn hours, we have yet another Comet Lovejoy, Australian amateur Terry Lovejoy’s 6th discovery.
SH054 – The Great American Solar Eclipse, Part 1
In this episode of Star Hopping, we’ll begin a series of episodes dedicated to help you to plan for and view the Great North American Solar Eclipse in August 2017!
SH053 – Digital Image Processing
In this episode of Star Hopping, we’re going to continue on our Basic Astrophotography series, and show you how to perform Basic Image Processing: the procedure to extract a beautiful color astrophoto from your raw frames you captured through your telescope.
SH052 – Find NGC 3521, The Spindle Galaxy, and The Ghost of Jupiter Nebula
In this episode of Star Hopping, we’ll check out the Hydra region, and locate three very different types of deep sky objects. The first we’ll check out is NGC 3521, a large angled spiral galaxy, then we’ll find NGC 3115, better known as the Spindle Galaxy, an edge-on lenticular galaxy in Sextans, and finally the tiny Ghost of Jupiter planetary nebula in Hydra itself.
SH051 – Find M85, M88, and M91
In this episode of Star Hopping, we’ll once again visit the Realm of the Galaxies. We’ll check out three new galaxies we haven’t seen before: Messier 85, a lenticular galaxy, Messier 88, a massive spiral galaxy, and the lost Messier galaxy, M91. This last one also has the distinction of being the faintest galaxy on the Messier list.
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