Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) on Nov 8, 2015

Image of Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) captured on Nov 8, 2015 between 3:00 and 4:00 UT. Image taken with a 17 inches telescope for a total exposure time of approximately 50 minutes. Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) on Nov 8, 2015 Comet Johnson is currently at a distance of 866 million km from the sun, approximately […]

Pluto’s backlit image and a possible star occultation

Few hours ago NASA released a bunch of new images of Pluto received from New Horizons. Three of those images show a breathtaking backlit picture of Pluto and clearly put in evidence the dwarf planet’s atmosphere. The image shown here was been obtained by manually stacking the three backlit pictures and enhancing the contrast, in […]

C/2015 O1, an interesting and promising new comet

The newly discovered comet C/2015 O1 PANSTARRS has just been added to our catalog of tracked objects. Right now the comet is very far, about magnitude 18.8 at a distance of 987M km from the Sun and it is traveling towards the inner Solar System. It will take about one year and an half to […]

Pluto showing more details from 5.4M km

This image is not new at all, and of course is not the best one that has been published, but it was just impossible to resist playing with the latest published images from New Horizons and creating our own version. The attempt here is to enhance both Pluto’s features and the background stars. Pluto and […]