L-Għaqda Maltija tal-Astronomija

Stephen Brincat discovers two new variable stars

Avid observer and Society member Stephen Brincat has reported his discovery of two new variable stars, both of which are located in the constellation Perseus. The discovery followed weeks of careful observations of the two suspect objects and analysis of the data. Both variables are of the EA (Algol) eclipsing [...]

February 18, 2016 admin Uncategorized 0

Stephen Brincat discovers two new variable stars

Avid observer and Society member Stephen Brincat has reported his discovery of two new variable stars, both of which are located in the constellation Perseus. The discovery followed weeks of careful observations of the two suspect objects and analysis of the data. Both variables are of the EA (Algol) eclipsing [...]

February 18, 2016 admin Uncategorized Comments Off on Stephen Brincat discovers two new variable stars

Comet Catalina C/2013 US10 is still visible!

Comet Catalina C/2013 US10 originated from the Oort cloud was first discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey in October 2013 – The bizarre ‘US10’ designation speaks to the legacy of its original mis-designation as an asteroid, before its cometary nature became known. It reached perihelion just last November 2015 at [...]

February 16, 2016 admin Uncategorized Comments Off on Comet Catalina C/2013 US10 is still visible!

ISS lunar transit

There’s a good chance that tomorrow evening the ISS will transit across the face of the Moon as seen from Malta. The Moon will be in the constellation Cetus. You can see the track in the link below, sadly the Moon will be very low down so there’s increased chance [...]

February 12, 2016 admin Uncategorized Comments Off on ISS lunar transit

Short course – Astronomical Imaging

*Tuesday 26 January 2016, 6.30pm, VO Centre (Valletta)* *ASTRONOMICAL IMAGING COURSE – FIRST SESSION* The first of a set of three sessions during which our member Leonard Ellul-Mercer will be describing the methods and techniques for shooting and processing astronomical images. During this first session we shall go through a [...]

January 14, 2016 admin Uncategorized 0

Observing list

If you are wondering what deep-sky object to observe during your next observation, here is a list of objects which are easy to identify and observe through a small/medium-sized telescope. Some may also be seen through binoculars. They are arranged in order of increasing Right Ascension. The third column identifies [...]

December 29, 2015 admin Uncategorized Comments Off on Observing list