The total solar eclipse of March 29, 2006. The sun's gauzy corona billows around the dark disk of the moon. The author took this photo aboard a ship in the Aegean Sea. Click for a larger view. To read about the great American eclipse of 2017, check out Blog 3.
The Orion Nebula (M42), and, to the left, its companion M43. The author took this photo in 2008 in Utah's San Rafael Swell. Click for a larger view. For more about this wonderful star nest, see Blog 2.
A coin of Orodes II, who ruled Parthia (Persia, based in today's Iran) from 57 B.C. to 38 B.C. This coin, showing the king as a Zoroastrian following a star for inspiration, was minted around 40 B.C. Click for a larger view. See Blog 1 for more information.
The vast galaxy M60, lower, and its companion NGC 4647. The ultra-compact dwarf galaxy M60-UCD1 is a speck against M60. Photo credit: NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore. For more information, see Blog 4. For a larger view, click on the picture.
Dr. Anil Chandra Seth, University of Utah astrophysist. Photo by Joe Bauman. For more about Dr. Seth and his discoveries, see Blog 4. To enlarge view, click on photo.
The Horsehead Nebula, photographed by Joe Bauman at Lakeside, Tooele County, Utah, Oct. 29-30, 2014. See Blog 5. For a larger view, click on the photo.
Joe Bauman's astro equipment on the morning of Oct. 30, 2014, shortly after photographing the Horsehead Nebula. Location; Lakeside, Tooele County, Utah. For more about the project, see Blog 5. For a larger view, click on the photo.
The southern Milky Way, photo taken by Joe Bauman in the San Rafael Desert. The dark object is a juniper bush. For a larger view, click on the picture. For more about stars, see Blog 6.