Astronomy for adults and beginners

The Moon invites itself among Jupiter, Saturn and Venus

For a few weeks now, at nightfall, you have been able to observe three very bright stars practically aligned in a south, southwest direction. These are the first stars visible in the early evening, or rather three planets. The first visible star is Venus, which is practically on the horizon. The second brightest is Jupiter…
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IC 410

IC 410 or the Tadpole Nebula is an emission nebula located about 12,000 light years from Earth in the Auriga constellation. Emission nebulae are composed of clouds of ionised gas emitting light of various colours. Photo by F.X of the Vannes Astronomy Association Instrument: 150/750 on CGEM Exposure time: 469*30sec – 1600 ISO

The Moon

Gibbous Moon – Photo by François Xavier from the Vannes Astronomy Association The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth. It has a diameter of 3476 km, making it the 5th largest satellite in the solar system, which is slightly more than a quarter of the diameter of the Earth. Its surface gravity…
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