Monthly Archives: January 2011

Virtual Telescope Live Observing Session – First Light

Right now I am really excited, Gianluca Masi with his Virtual Telescope is sharing first light with his new set up for the Virtual Telescope, and there are some amazing images coming through right now! Here are some of the images, ...

Kepler-10b – The first unambiguous rocky exoplanet

It is done. The Kepler team finally announced the discovery of its first terrestrial exoplanet. A referred journal, accepted in the Astrophysical journal (here) by Natalie Batalha and a large number of colleagues, describes this new member of the ...

A tour in Paranal, including an earthquake

Alien, as I said before. As a token, a couple of videos, with the landscape and the residence. The first time I visited, it looked like a research station in Mars. I still have the same feeling. I cannot avoid ...

Return to … Paranal

After ten years ... again back to Paranal. One of the most amazing observatories in the world, if not the most alien. Mauna Kea in Hawaii is very beautiful, but gentle, with the smooth slopes of the volcanoes. So gentle, ...

The Eclipse from WISE

WISE flew through the Moon's shadow over the North pole during the 04 Jan 2011 solar eclipse. The plot below shows the number of coarse digital Sun sensors giving usable output, and the number fell to zero during the ...

Partial Solar Eclipse Jan 4th 2011

Seems we are clouded out, or should I say SNOWED out here in Manchester! Yes the site for today's live BBC Stargazing LIVE broadcast from Jodrell Bank and my home further down the road have snow! I was very kindly sent ...