The Planetary Society awards Gianluca Masi with the Shoemaker NEO Grant!
First image and movie from a small scope of 2003 UB313, the just-discovered object larger than Pluto!
Deep Impact hits the Tempel 1: the comet rebrightnens !!!
The Rosetta fly by movie wins the second ESA prize!
Rosetta spacecraft: movie and image
Comet C/2004 Q2 (Machholz): movie!
(4179) Toutatis movies!
(25143) Itokawa photometry!
Comets C/2001 Q4 (NEAT) and C/2002 T7 (LINEAR) !
Asteroid 1999 KW4 movie and lightcurve!!!
Asteroid (21795) Masi !
! McNeil's Nebula and a few new variable stars close to M78 !
WZ Sge extremely rare superoutburst!
Masi's variable star near M27
1° Virtual Meeting on Amateur Astronomy
Welcome to the site of the "Bellatrix" Astronomical Observatory, managed by Gianluca Masi (note about the author). Here you will find a lot of astronomical images, services and information about our activities. Very remarkable is the Hale-Bopp image gallery. The observatory is also the Italian station of the Center for Backyard Astrophysics (Columbia University, New York - USA), a network of telescopes dedicated to cataclysmic variable stars' photometry. Also, the observatory is member of the VSNET Collaboration Team (Kyoto University, Japan), mainly related to cataclysmic variables. Your suggestions or comments about this site will be very much appreciated.
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Comet Quarterly (ICQ)
JPL Hale-Bopp Home Page (mirror)
Near Live Comet Watching System
Ulysses Comet Watch Network
Comet Observation Home Page
S&T Online's Comet Page
Cometography web site
UAI comet section
Minor Planets Supernovae Other images
Send your name to Mars!
The Sky of the Month
Planetary and Sun data
Weather in Europe
Weather in the world
Picture of the week
Poetry in the night
Sky and Telescope
Astro Web index
Nasa Home Page
Hubble Space Telescope
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Digitized Sky Survey (DSS)
Center for Backyard Astrophysics
International Dark-Sky Association
American Association of Variable Star Observers
VSNET: Variable Stars, Novae, and Supernovae
Astrophysical Data System (Astronomical Journals and more)
Astronomical Headlines (The last discoveries)
Universal Time (US Naval Observatory)
Special thanks to: SBIG, Software Bisque and Auriga.
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