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Moonbow, Milky Way, meteor

October 21, 2012 | By

If you’ve read this blog before, then all I really need to tell you is that Thierry Legault took a picture. See? While in Queensland, Australia, Thierry took this shot of Wallaman Falls. While the Milky Way shone down, a meteor zipped past, adding to the drama. But what’s that at the bottom? A rainbow? […]

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… I'm just on my way up to Clavius

September 14, 2012 | By

Thierry Legault is no stranger to this blog (see Related Posts below or search the blog for his stuff); his astrophotos are always amazing. Always. And he just sent me a link to a new batch that are jaw-dropping: very high-resolution images of the Moon, Mercury, and even Uranus. As an example, here is a […]

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Why is the Sun so round?

September 12, 2012 | By

[NOTE: When I originally wrote this, I made a mistake – I said the Sun was 30 arcseconds across, when it’s actually 30 arcminutes. For some reason, that number got stuck in my brain, and the math I did was based on the incorrect number! I have corrected the math in the text below. Usually […]

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Interloper of the Venus Transit

June 7, 2012 | By

I figured I was done posting Venus Transit pictures, but I should’ve realized I hadn’t heard from Thierry Legault yet. And as soon as I saw his name in my email Inbox this morning, and before I even opened it, I knew I’d have at least one more picture to show you. And I was […]

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China's space lab has a spot in the Sun

May 14, 2012 | By

On May 11, the phenomenal astrophotographer Thierry Legault took another amazing picture of the Sun (See Related Posts below for more of Thierry’s work that’s been featured here at the BA blog). Setting up his equipment in the south of France, he captured this truly magnificent shot of our nearest star… and when you finish […]

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Doomed Russian Mars probe seen from the ground

January 4, 2012 | By

In November 2011, the Russian space agency launched the much-anticipated Mars probe called Phobos-Grunt (which means "Phobos dirt" or "ground"), which would go to the Red Planet, soft-land a probe on the tiny moon Phobos, and return a sample of the surface to Earth. Unfortunately, the booster that would take it from Earth orbit into […]

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An unreal picture of sunset at the north pole

November 17, 2011 | By

Every few months, like clockwork, someone sends me an email telling me about a lovely picture they’ve seen. This photo, it’s claimed, shows a sunset at the north pole with the crescent Moon looming hugely over the horizon. Perhaps you’ve seen it via email or a social network; the picture really is stunning, as you […]

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Doomed ROSAT captured in video

October 20, 2011 | By

I actually kinda half-expected this would happen: the fantastic "amateur" astronomer Thierry Legault was able to observe and get video of the astronomical satellite ROSAT as it’s making its final orbits around the Earth: He also observed it on October 16th, but I think the video above from late September shows it better. To show […]

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NASA satellite due to burn up some time in the next few days

September 21, 2011 | By

[UPDATE: Alan Boyle at Cosmic Log is reporting that the satellite will definitely come down on Friday, though NASA is not sure yet exactly when and where.] [UPDATE 2: Emily Lakdawalla at The Planetary Society blog has lots of detailed info now.] By now you’ve probably heard that NASA’s Upper Atmospheric Research Satellite (UARS, pronounced […]

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Atlantis, one last time in the Sun

July 22, 2011 | By

Thierry Legault has done it again!™ Thierry, an amateur astronomer from Belgium France, has had many of his amazing photographs grace this blog, and just yesterday I was wondering what he would get from the last Space Shuttle mission. As if on cue, he alerted me about his latest set of pictures, including this amazing […]

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