#127 – January 2023
- Our dark sky practical astronomy event, AstroCamp
- Farewell Apollo 7’s Walt Cunningham
- Comet C2022 E3 ZTF reaches naked eye brightness
Rounding up the astronomy news in February, we have:
- Incredible finding: stars have not always been made the same way throughout the history of the Universe
- The debacle of the first space launch from UK soil
- 3 rocky water worlds found by the Kepler Space Telescope
The big news story: a decade-long study finds light pollution is worse than we thought
The Sky Guide:
This month we’re taking a look at the large winter constellation of Ursa Major with a guide to its history, how to find it, a few deep sky objects to seek out and a round-up of the solar system views on offer in February.
Does the James Webb Space Telescope have to take calibration frames like I do from Earth – darks, flats, and bias frames to then stack? From our good friend Peter Coates in East Yorkshire.
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