Category Archives: Discoveries

The Voorwerp by Takahashi at Halley

Patrick Duis, one of the amateur astronomers from the Dutch Astroforum, took another picture of Hanny’s Voorwerp. Now I know there are others out there who’d like to give it a try too, so if you have: do let me know. Here are the specifics Patrick has e-mailed me, and of course the pretty picture. […]

Hanny’s Voorwerp is a Calendar Model

I remember Bill (lead on our Voorwerp/Hubble paper) told me a while ago that the Voorwerp was going to be featured on a Hubble calendar and now these lovely people are tweeting pictures of this year’s Space calendar! Very cool – thanks for sharing!  

Vote for the Cover Image of ‘Astronomy and Geophysics’

Maybe you’ve seen this question before on twitter – from me or from one of the other ‘astro people’ you know – but I thought I’d mention it here too. The Zookeepers (the astronomers behind Galaxy Zoo), have selected five images to represent the Zoo on the cover of October’s ‘Astronomy and Geophysics’. You can […]

New Voorwerp Picture

Found it! (My mailbox is actually quite organised). Patrick Duis, who was in the audience during my lecture in Tilburg, sent me this picture he took of my Voorwerp and its neighbour, galaxy IC2497. He said he used a 200mm F5 Newton telescope and an EOS 400D DSLR camera, for those of you wondering. Thank you, […]

Hanny’s Voorwerp’s first lustrum!

Yes, it’s indeed already five years since I first asked what that blue smudge in my picture (on GalaxyZoo) was. Five! Years! Time not only just flies, it flies fast. Although it’s ‘only’ been in the media for four years, in most ways it feels even a lot shorter than that. In some it does […]