On June 27, the astronomers at Slooh.com and the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC), home of the largest telescope on Earth, presented a live observation of an exoplanet passing across the face of its home star. It was the first live broadcast of such an event, and was sufficiently extraordinary that the King of Spain was in attendance to inaugurate the telescopes before the show [Read more…] about Watch an Exoplanet Transit a StarShare This:
Enjoy this short four-image GIF of the transit of the shadow of Ganymede across the face of Jupiter on April 14, 2015. Taken by Andrew Symes of Ottawa, Canada with an iPhone 6 and a Celestron NexStar 8SE alt-az telescope, this image also shows several belts and zones in the atmosphere of Jupiter including the prominent north and south equatorial belts, along with the possibly perpetual anticyclone of the Great Red Spot.
— Andrew Symes (@FailedProtostar) April 24, 2015