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Blackfield Weather Website

I run a weather station. The hardware (Davis Vantage Vue) was a retirement gift from my colleagues and since I was able to…

The N American Nebula

N American nebula

It's obvious why this cloud of gas in the constellation of Cygnus was given its name when first photographed in the 1890s. The…

The Jewel Box

The Jewel Box

Southern Skies are fasinating for someone like me, who grew up above the 50th parallel. I will never forget the first time I…

Omega Centauri

Omega Centauri

The brighter stars in each constellation are designated, roughly in order of their brightness, with a letter of the greek alphabet. this follows…

The Crab Nebula

The Crab Nebula

In July 1054(AD), a bright new star appeared in the constellation of Taurus. We have records from China, Korea and Japan and from…

Eta Carina

This is probably the most spectacular nebula (cloud of gas and dust) in the night sky, but is too far south to be…