Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017 HDR Image of the eclipsed Sun.  Regulus is to the left of the Sun. This image of the “Diamond Ring” was affected by the high cirrus clouds This image shows the solar prominences that … Continue reading

Clearing Skies and Fast Asteroids It’s been a good week for Transit Dream’s Asteroid astrometry program. A few days of reasonable weather has allowed me to dive back into imaging some of these solar system wanderers. My goal is to … Continue reading

Young Imagers at Roper Mountain Astronomers One of the best parts of the hobby of Astronomy is spending time with others who share your interests. In addition to imaging from Transit Dreams Observatory, when the weather permits, I am also … Continue reading

New Comet!- Comet C/2017 O1   A new comet has been discovered on images captured on July 19th by the All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae.  The comet designated C/2017 O1 by the MPC, will grace our skies this fall.  It … Continue reading

TDO Reaches 50 Asteroids Sometimes the weather and the Moon don’t cooperate in our quest to measure faint NEO’s and provide useful data that can refine their orbits.  Located in Southeastern United States, Transit Dream Observatory is subject to high … Continue reading

Asteroid (0070) Panopaea Asteroid (0070) Panopaea is a main belt asteroid.  It is approximately 22 kilometers long by 2 kilometers wide.  Discovered in 1861, it orbits the sun in 4.23 years and rotates in 15.87 hours.  It was imaged and … Continue reading

New Menu New menu items have been established for the website.  The data menu item is supporting sub-menus for the Asteroid data and Comet data measurements recorded and reported to the IAU Minor Planet Center.  The measurements with the “xxx” … Continue reading

Horsehead Nebula- IC434                         The Horsehead Nebula (IC434) is located in a the constellation of Orion at the end of Orion’s Belt, near the bright star Alnitak. It is … Continue reading

Asteroid (111253) 2001 XU10 Asteroid (111253) 2001 XU10 is an Apollo class asteroid, name for the first asteroid discovered in this class (01862) Apollo.  This class of asteroids are Eartth crossers which means thay can pass very close to Earth … Continue reading

Asteroid (136108) Haumea Asteroid (136108) Haumea was imaged and measured at TDO on May 16,2017.  (136108) Haumea is a dwarf planet, in the plutoid class, discovered in 2004 at Palomar Observatory.  Two small moons were found to be orbiting Haumea … Continue reading