I’ve added to map C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) and C/2012 S1 (ISON). See http://www.skyandme.com.
“Astophysical” means here “related to both astronomy and physics”, not “related to astrophysics”. This an educational center with planetarium, observatory, meteo station, Foucault pendulum etc.
Observatory has 360mm Ritchey–Chrétien by Astrosib and 200mm APOLAR refractor by NPZ.
See video at Russia 1 channel.
Meeting with amateur astronomers is planned tomorrow, and I am invited too, but cannot participate because of health problems
Now you can select your location with Google Maps:
Selected coordinates are remembered by browser if localStorage is available.
Happy New Year!
As a New Year gift I’ve released sources of StarchartJs under MIT license.
Weather forecast is promising.
The 6th Siberian Astronomical Forum Sibastro will be held on 16-18th of September 2011.
Very sleepy after observing eclipse whole night. I tried to make some photos, by my cheap cam gave me very poor images.
I also observed two passes of ISS during the eclipse. It seems it was first time when I do planned ISS observation
As January solar eclipse was at sunset, this eclipse was at “moonset”.
I was observing with binocular and telescope sitting on a sofa on parent’s balcony
Yesterday I received copy of “Observing Earth Satellites” by Desmond King-Hele (1982). It was advised on SeeSat list, and I found a copy affordable for me.
Yesterday event was successful. Andrey’s 75mm refractor displayed nice images of Sun with spots, and my 130mm reflector displayed the rising Moon. The Moon was low-contrast on daylight sky, but children enjoyed it anyway (though some were unable to spot it, but many managed to see lunar maria).