SIERRA COLLEGE
ASTRONOMY DEPARTMENT

OBSERVATIONS

Student Activities, Special Events and Research


Student Activities

  • Annular Eclipse - May, 20, 2012
  • Astronomy 14 Sample pictures from NCCRO - 2012

  • Other Observations

  • Images as a slide show from Astronomy 14
  • Animation of asteroid 1994kw
  • Galaxy Cluster AGC 2151 in Hercules
  • Two spiral galaxies M65 and M66 in Leo
  • Supernova Remnant M-1, also known as the Crab Nebula in Taurus
  • Edge on spiral galaxy NGC 4565 in Coma Berenices

  • Special Events

  • Transit of Venus - June 5, 2012
  • Comet Holmes - November 6, 2007
  • Sunspots - March 3, 2001
  • Transit of Mercury - November 16, 1999


  • M51 the Whirlpool Galaxy
  • Moon during a lunar eclipse in September 1996
  • Star Trails around the North Celestial Pole
  • Spiral Galaxy M-31, "The Great Andromeda Galaxy" in Andromeda
  • Projected image of Sun with Sunspot
  • Diffuse gaseous nebula M-42, also known as the Great Nebula in Orion

  • Research

  • Meteor Camera Investigations


  • Edge on spiral galaxy NGC 891 in Andromeda
  • Comet C/1999 S4 (Linear)
  • Spiral Galaxy NGC 7331 in Pegasus
  • Planetary nebula M-27, also known as the Dumb-Bell Nebula in Vulpecula


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