Did you see this amazing Astronomic event?🤔👁️⠀
November 11th @Cosmic_Background captured a beautiful image of the Transit of #mercury.⠀
Although the last transit of Mercury occurred only three years ago, the next won't happen until 2032 and won't be visible from North America.⠀
Because Mercury is closer to the #sun than Earth, Mercury constantly passes between our planet and our #star. But its orbital plane doesn't quite line up with Earth's, so most of the time it appears to dip either above or below the sun when seen from our planet. Only when Mercury's orbit crosses the plane of the Earth as it appears in line with the sun is a transit visible. Such transits are rare; this will be the fourth of 14 to happen this century. Venus also transits the sun, but even more rarely, occurring in pairs separated by a century from the last set.⠀
🔎Source & 📝Caption by @universe_dope⠀
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Boring the girls with telescope and the full moon. Although Tamara was like wow, is that real? #fullmoon#telescope
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15th. Nov. 2019. 14h43m (UT)
The mountain on the southern edge is interesting.
#Telescope : #DOB GOTO 12 + ComaCorrector F5 + Camera: #EOS kissX2-IR (XSi or 450D) fl=1350mm
Seeing was very poor.
Dodged by GIMP 2.10
#Moon #Lunar#luna #月齢 #月
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Um dos objetivos da Eletiva Guias de Astronomia: "Ao infinito...E além!" era realizar o bingo de um telescópio, cuja renda seria pra adquirir um novo telescópio para a continuidade dos projetos de Astronomia na escola.
Pois bem, ontem, dia 14 foi feito o sorteio e o ganhador fora o aluno do 1° C Rodrigo.
Parabéns aos alunos da eletiva pela iniciativa e por todo o envolvimento com esta ação, externando nossos agradecimentos a todos que colaboraram e incentivaram, à comunidade escolar e outras pessoas que adquiriram cartelas pra ajudar também e ao grupo gestor pelo apoio de sempre.
Rodrigo também será presenteado com uma mini-aula com o aluno do 1° B Thiago, (que é aluno da Eletiva) sobre montagem e as funções do telescópio, especialmente em atividades com demanda relacionada à Astronomia.
Parabéns Rodrigo, aproveite sua aquisição!
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Let's take a journey through the #Cosmos to a little planet you just may know and love. (Seriously, is it time for season 2 of Cosmos yet? 🤓) #WeAreStardom
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TESS Data May Already Hold a Clue to The Mysterious Planet Nine.
There seems to be something large lurking in the far reaches of the Solar System, messing with the orbits of some of the Kuper Belt rocks out past Neptune. Some astronomers believe it's a planet, about five times the mass of Earth. They call it Planet Nine.
But finding this potential lurker is not so simple. From here, it would appear extremely small and faint, and we don't even know where in the sky we should be looking. Astronomers are searching (and finding some other really neat stuff in the process), but it's slow and painstaking work.
According to a new paper, though, there could be another way: NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). And it's possible the planet has already been observed, and is hidden away in the TESS data.
You may be thinking "duh, it's a planet-hunting telescope", but looking for planets that are very far away, and looking for planets that are relatively close are two different things.
TESS looks for exoplanets using the transit method. It stares at sections of the sky for long durations, looking for faint, regular dips in starlight caused by planets orbiting between us and the star (what is known as a transit). In the case of Planet Nine, detecting its transit would be impossible, because it wouldn't pass between TESS and the Sun.
And a single exposure wouldn't reveal an object as faint as Planet Nine. However, the way TESS stares at sections of the sky for long durations could be combined with an astronomy technique called digital tracking.
In order to reveal transit dips, TESS takes a lot of photos of one field of view. If you stack these images, faint objects can become much brighter, revealing objects that would otherwise be hidden. .
Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel nasceu em 15 de novembro de 1738 e foi um britânico, astrônomo, compositor e irmão da colega astrônoma Caroline Herschel, com quem trabalhou.
Herschel construiu seu primeiro grande telescópio em 1774, após o qual passou nove anos realizando pesquisas no céu para investigar estrelas duplas.
Em 13 de março de 1781, enquanto fazia observações, ele notou um novo objeto na constelação de Gêmeos. Após várias semanas de verificação e consulta com outros astrônomos, isso seria confirmado como um novo planeta, eventualmente com o nome de Urano. Este foi o primeiro planeta a ser descoberto desde a antiguidade.
▪︎(Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel born on 15 November 1738 and was a german, astronomer, composer and brother of fellow astronomer Caroline Herschel, with whom he worked.
Herschel constructed his first large telescope in 1774, after which he spent nine years carrying out sky surveys to investigate double stars.
On 13 March 1781 while making observations he made note of a new object in the constellation of Gemini. This would, after several weeks of verification and consultation with other astronomers, be confirmed to be a new planet, eventually given the name of Uranus. This was the first planet to be discovered since antiquity.)