Archive for August, 2018

The XXXth General Assembly of the IAU is held in Vienna, Austria, from Aug 20 to 31, 2018. The first week is finished now and tomorrow the second starts. It is the biggest convention I have been so far with almost 3000 attendees, from all around the world literally. If I was to use only […]

For a certain project I had created a number of photometric catalogs, each one corresponding to a specific observing field. I would like to construct the final (merged) one but for this I needed to add a unique source identifier at the beginning of each row. I decided to create a F#-**** tag for each […]

An amazing drawing of Saturn

By grigoris | Filed in Astronomy

In the era of imaging even from our cell phones making a drawing of a planet seems redundant. However, this is certainly a different perspective of a direct experience at the eyepiece of a telescope. And the final result can be fascinating, such as this drawing from Paul G. Abel, using the Clark telescope (a […]