All posts by Tony Darnell

By Tony Darnell on January 19, 2019 in
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What gear do professional astronomers use that is available commercially?

By Tony Darnell on December 15, 2018 in
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Join @deepastronomy today talk about astronomy at the European Southern Observatory (@ESO) more at #365daysOfAstro

By Tony Darnell on November 17, 2018 in
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Think about it: Hubble is down to one gyro, maybe two; Kepler is in safe mode; and today, the Chandra X-ray telescope went into safe mode; Spitzer has run out of coolant but still doing science – our fleet of space telescopes is getting older what are we replacing them with?

By Tony Darnell on October 20, 2018 in
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Bad news I’m afraid for the venerable Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble has been placed in safe mode as two of it’s critical gyros used for pointing have failed.

By Tony Darnell on September 15, 2018 in
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While imaging the Andromeda Galaxy, the Spitzer Space Telescope uncoverd a never-before-seen hole, the result of a collision with a nearby dwarf galaxy, in the Andromeda Galaxy.

By Tony Darnell on August 18, 2018 in
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NASA just launched the Parker Solar Probe, a mission designed to get the closest we’ve ever been to the Sun.

By Tony Darnell on July 21, 2018 in
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Why go through all the trouble and expense of buying and learning to use your own imaging equipment when you have access to ACTUAL Space Telescope data?

By Tony Darnell on June 16, 2018 in
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Time to talk about backyard observatories. Why? Observatories let you keep your telescope setup and aligned all the time