The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 3 million light years from Earth. This Galaxy is a member of our own local group of Galaxies which include the The Milky Way, Andromeda and about 30 other smaller galaxies. On … Continue reading
With winter finally ending and although I will not miss the cold & wet, I will miss this constellation, my favourite by far Orion the Hunter.
So before it falls completely out of sight I want to run … Continue reading
After a few nights of bad weather, finally we have a another clear sky. Only problem is that this clear sky is at 6 in the morning.
The fact that I got up this morning to take advantage of this view confirms that I have caughtÂ the astronomy bug.
Andromeda and Pegasus Constellations
This part ofÂ tonights view of the sky will focus on some of the brighter stars sitting between the Andromeda and Pegasus constellations.
When I went out the other night to find the 3 stars, Mirphak (Aplha Persei), Algenib (Gamma Persei) and Miram (Eta Persei) I took a few photos of the area. It wasn’t until I examined the photos that I noticed some otherÂ cool features.
So technically I didÂ see these items just didn’t recognise orÂ notice them until I looked at the photos.
In theÂ first part of thisÂ seriesÂ I described that my goal for that nights viewing was to try and spot Mirphak (Aplha Persei), Algenib (Gamma Persei) and Miram (Eta Persei). I managed to find them and got some good photos. It was when I was examining these photos that I noticed some other interesting features.
The photo below is one that caught my attention in particular.
The forecast for tonight was for very clear skies, and sure enough after raining all day the clouds began to clear. I had got the lend of some new toys to use with the camera and ended up spending the majority of my evening getting used to time-lapse and long exposure photography. I was keen to put together a time lapse of the stars coming out but unfortunately my laptop kept crashing, so another time maybe.