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YCAS AUGUST EVENTS

Free Public Observing Night August 8th. See: Public Observing

* Join YCAS astronomers for a tour of the night sky August 8th. We hope to see you at the observatory*

 

The Whirlpool Galaxy M-51

 The Whirlpool Galaxy and companion. These galaxies are entangled in a gravitational encounter. The fuzzy spots at left are ejected stars lighting a faint trail as they whiz away from the galaxy's center of mass. Exposure was 7.5 hours of light collected as 15-minute subframes around the March new moon. Image by YCAS member Butch Kimmel from Hanover, Pa. See larger image and Telescope/Camera details. See: M-51

 

Observing The Moon

Mike and the Moon

Below is an image of the lunar crater Schiller taken by YCAS member Mike Wenz. It was taken at the YCAS observatory at John Rudy Park in York, PA using the York County's LX-200 telescope and his  DMK21AF04 CCD camera. The images were stacked using around 1000 exposures out of 1500 exposures and processed using Registax. See: Lunar images

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YCAS Member Discovers Asteroids

YCAS member John Sachs discovered two new unknown asteroids. For more information of discovery and animations see: Discovery

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Imaging The Moon

Below images by Michelle Wenz showing sunrise on the Lunar surface. Animation was made from Michelle's images. See More here: Lunar Sunrise

York County, Adams County, Pennsylvania Astronomy The Scout Merit Badge Program

I stood and stared; the sky was lit,
The sky was stars all over it,
I stood, I knew not why,
Without a wish, without a will,
I stood upon that silent hill
And stared into the sky until
My eyes were blind with stars and still
I stared into the sky. --Ralph Hodgson (1913)

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