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double star Alberio in the constellation Cygnus

photo credit:  Richard Yandrick (cosmic image)

Images by members of my astronomy club

Star Alnitak of Orion's Belt (top center) , Horsehead Nebula (a bit lower, the dark protrusion into the brighter region), and the Orion Nebula (bottom right of center).

The bright blob is the Trapezium, a quartet of infant stars.

photo credit: Tom H (assne.org)


Eagle Nebula with the star-forming Pillars of Creation (near center) 

in constellation Serpens

photo credit: Andy G (assne.org)

Andromeda Galaxy with two smaller satellite galaxies

to its upper left and near the right edge.

All the stars shown are much closer and within our own Milky Way Galaxy.

photo credit: Chuck M (assne.org)

About Me

I'm an enthusiastic amateur astonomer and a former secretary of my astronomy club

the Astronomical Society of Southern New England (assne.org).

That's me in the club photo, looking up during the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017.

Did you see it, too? I would love to hear about it.


After many years of observing and reading about the stars and our universe,

I wrote my own naked-eye stargazing guide and astronomy book from my personal perspective.

Join me where fact meets fantasy, where the informative meets the imaginative.


                    — Spence Blakely

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