This Week's Amazing Sky

October 30, 2013
Enjoy this guest post about the constellation Orion by astrophotographer David Rankin.  This week, Orion harbors an awesome secret . . . a witch! By now, hopefully, you should be able to spot Orion in the winter sky. When you walk out just after dark, Orion's bright figure towers over you to the south . . .  It's the Witch Head Nebula. See the photo below. Can you make out…
October 26, 2013
This week, we have a guest astrophotographer from Southern Utah, David Rankin, with a special interest in exploring the night sky via long-exposure digital photography . . . The camera is able to capture space in a way that our eyes can not. Let's explore what objects lie just beyond the reach of the naked eye during any given season. As the colder months rush in, the constellation Orion…