amateur astronomy

Gaze In Awe At Hubble’s Most Detailed View Of The Triangulum Galaxy

Usually when astronomers talk about our neighbouring galaxy, they’re talking about Andromeda, which is a cosy 2.5 million light-years away. But just a little farther — OK, 500,000 light-years farther — is another spiral galaxy, the third largest in our local group. Hubble has just released its most detailed view…

Amateur Astronomer Spots Supernova Right As It Begins

Amateur Astronomer Spots Supernova Right As It Begins

Amateur astronomer Victor Buso was testing his camera-telescope setup in Argentina back in September 2016, pointing his Newtonian telescope at a spiral galaxy called NGC613. He collected light from the galaxy for the next hour and a half, taking short exposures to keep out the Santa Fe city lights. When…