From Ray Kaville
The fairy in the pillars: Wolfgang Promper captures a section of the Eagle Nebula:
A mysterious flying spiral above Hawaiian night sky likely caused by SpaceX launch:
This picture of Comet ZTF includes equipment and process data plus a magnificent image. Click on the image for a full-size image which allows you to zoom in. Right click to save it as a great desktop image for your computer.
Gigantic ‘alien’ comet spotted heading straight for the sun:
While you were sleeping…
Most of us heard rumblings about the ESA/GAIA satellite awhile back. No fancy deep sky color images of nebulae or stars, just a whole lot of serious science. If you talked to Chris Predom you heard about it. This is how I got curious about it, and it’s well worth investigating. This is probably one of the most exciting and adventurous astronomical projects ever initiated. Launched in 2014 GAIA has been working hard and successfully with volumes of data collected and many new departures along the way. Give it a look and see what you think.
Image of the Week
Asteroids in Gaia
Gaia revolutionises asteroid tracking
If you have not looked at the newsletter before, check out some of the regular features. There are four useful links in the menu at the top of this page:
Calendar This is a monthly calendar that includes all the scheduled events of ASNH, other regional events of interest, plus the dates and times of noteworthy events in the night sky.
SkyMap This page has a chart of the sky as it appears over the New Haven area at the present date and time. It is constantly updated, so you can go to this page on any clear night to see what is overhead.
Space Place Read the monthly article from Space Place.
Directions This page gives directions to all the locations where regular activities of ASNH take place, including the monthly meeting, public observing sessions, and the annual Connecticut Star Party.
Other regular features can be found within these pages:
Upcoming Public Events Many ASNH events are free and open to the public. These include the monthly meetings and public observing sessions at Young’s Pond Park in Branford and Silver Sands State Park in Milford. This section gives the dates, times, and descriptions of these events.
Upcoming Events for ASNH Members These events are for ASNH members only. Some are private observing nights, and others are outreach events where volunteers are needed with the telescopes and equipment.
Night Sky Highlights This section lists some objects to observe in the sky during the next few months, whether you are using just your eyes, a pair of binoculars, or a telescope.
Gallery This section features photographs of celestial targets taken by ASNH members and others. If you have a picture you want to share with us, please submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org.