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Your place to discuss the night sky. 

Profile Photo: Burley Packwood spent 18 hours of exposure time collecting light from the Andromeda Galaxy, which is about 2.5 million light-years away. Along with the Orion Nebula and Pleiades, Andromeda is one of Packwood's favorite deep-space objects to image. Photo by Burley Packwood.

Banner Photo: Green Valley resident Burley Packwood has spent the last 20 years making images of the night sky and deep-space objects. This is an image of the Orion Nebula. Packwood took about 13 hours of 20-minute exposures and multiple short exposures to compile  this single image. Photo by Burley Packwood.

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Edit my paper

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Montes Apenninus

This is a shot I took last night of the northern portion of the moon. I took it because I’m interested in the curvilinear mountain range in the center of the image. It’s called the Montes Apenninus, named after the Apennine Mountains in Italy. It lies between Mare Imbrium to the west and Mare Serenitatis to the east. The highest peaks (on the lunar Apennines) rise 3 miles high.  

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15 day old (full) moon

15 day old (full) moon
15 day old (full) moon

I promise not to flood this group discussion with my moon images, but there is a special fondness for full moons. For this reason, I’m posting my 15 day old moon image from last November for those who take a special interest in full moons. Better yet, go outside tonight or, even better,  tomorrow night with your binoculars or telescope and look up at the full moon. Weather permitting, like all full moons, it’ll be visible from tonight’s sunset until tomorrow’s sunrise. 

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9.9 day old moon

9.9 day old moon
9.9 day old moon

We haven’t had many cloudless skies lately, so I don’t have any new images to share. However, I have another one from two months ago of a 9.9 day old moon that of course shows more of the moon illuminated than the previous 4.8 day old moon I submitted last week. Again, this is very close to how the moon will look tonight (March 22). I encourage anyone with binoculars or a telescope to study the moon a bit. What you see may astound you!

Burley