The Club meets in the Pewaukee Library conference room on the second Wednesday of every month at 7 pm.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7 pm.
The Club has a "Rain or Shine" presentation on the second Saturday of every month on an astronomy topic. The presentations are free, and given in the Community Room at the Pewaukee Library unless otherwise noted.
The next presentation will be given at 7 PM on Saturday, December 14, and is entitled “Who Wants to Be a Martian?" The Mars One project, which has been proposed to send pioneers on a one-way trip to colonize the Red Planet by 2023, will be discussed.
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Category Archives: Deep Sky
The 600 images collected during the observing session were analyzed photometrically using the capabilities of the MAXIM DL5 software. There are numerous reference/comparison stars available for the analysis as shown on an AAVSO finder chart obtained at http://www.aavso.org/vsp/chart under the … Continue reading
On November 2nd, a new AAVSO Special Notice (#221) arrived in my email inbox. HT Cas is a dwarf nova star in the constellation of Cassiopeia (the one that looks like a “W” and is currently well placed in our … Continue reading
Last Wednesday night we lucked out with clear sky conditions and relatively good seeing to observe something amazing: the transit of an exoplanet! HD80606b is a planet that is four times larger than Jupiter, orbiting one star of a binary … Continue reading
Auriga is the “Charioteer” in the sky, and is quite prominent in the sky now. Its brightest star is Capella. A fairly bright star (3rd magnitude) not far away from Capella called epsilon Aurigae is undergoing one of its unusual … Continue reading
Another nova was tentitively discovered by H. Nishimura in Japan and I went to the observatory Tues night to see if I could confirm it. Yup – its there! I took an AAVSO finder chart wit me, but it was … Continue reading
I spent some time last Saturday evening taking images of some galaxies. I wanted to get a good wide field image of M33 in Triangulum which was nearly overhead. M33 (along with the Andromeda Galaxy) is part of our local … Continue reading
Image of the nova – a star that was not visible there before. A little while back, I subscribed to the special notice bulletins from the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO). I thought that it might be interesting to … Continue reading