Eta Aquirids Meteor Showers

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower

Eta Aquarids Quick Facts Meteor Shower Dates: April 19 – May 28 Peak Dates: ~ May 6thPeak Meteor Showers: ~55 under perfect conditions*Best Viewing Times: At night after moonset, but before dawnOriginating Constellation: Aquarius Summary The…

NGC 10 Deep Sky Objects

What Are NGC Objects?

Simplified to NGC as an acronym, which represents New General Catalogue is a catalogue of deep-sky objects compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 that contains 7,840 objects. These objects are known to include many deep space objects, including galaxies, star clusters, emission nebulae and absorption…

Moon Bishop

Moon Bishop: A Quarky Story

Unlike some of our other work and stories, such as navigating the acquisition of land for astronomical use, this story is going to be more lighthearted and a good story. It might lead to a…

Famous Comets Comet Meteor

Comet Classification Types Explained

Classifying comets can be done in several different methods, including orbital period, orbital body, and orbital shape. The reason for such variation is that how comets orbit, where they orbit, and the orbiting body makes…

Land Regulations

Astronomy Land Zoning And Building Regulations

During the process of purchasing and building land for astronomical purposes, one has to consider that the purchased property has to meet the basic land regulations to allow for the building of the desired structures….


Nebula: An Introduction

A nebula is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases. The term nebula originally described any diffuse astronomical object, and did include galaxies beyond the Milky Way. This did at one point in time include the Andromeda Galaxy, which…

Spring Triangle

Spring Triangle

The Spring Triangle is a popularly known pattern or group of stars that can be seen in the night sky in the northern celestial hemisphere to help astronomers find other objects in the sky. The defining vertices of this imaginary triangle can be found…

Star Clusters

Star Clusters: An Introduction

Star clusters are very large groups of stars. There are two types of star clusters can be distinguished by astronomers. The first type of star cluster is the globular cluster, which are tight groups of hundreds to millions…

Hertzsprung–Russell Diagram

Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram

The  Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram is a scatter plot of stars showing the relationship between the stars’ absolute magnitudes, otherwise known as their luminosity, versus their stellar classifications, otherwise known as their effective temperatures. A simple definition of what the diagram represents is…