Celestial Events

A celestial event is a predicted phenomenon that happens in the sky involving objects in space, such as stars, planets, comets, asteroids, and moons. Some examples of these types of events include eclipses, meteor showers, and conjunctions. 

Lunar Eclipse

Many of these events can be observed with the naked eye and binoculars or photographed with a telescope. Some of the most noteworthy celestial events we have covered include photographing a comet, and a total lunar eclipse.

For many amateur astronomy enthusiasts, the ultimate celestial event actually takes place in the daytime, which is a total solar eclipse.

See the Orion Nebula Tonight with These Tips

See the Orion Nebula Tonight with These Tips

November is a great month to see the Orion Nebula from your backyard, and you do not need a telescope to see it. To see the nebula, look just below Orion’s Belt, the 3 bright stars in a line rising on the eastern horizon around midnight.  The Orion Nebula is located in ‘Orion’s Sword’, a…