Sunday, November 25, 2007

Arps in the UK

Greg Parker of New Forest Observatory has some nice things to say about the new Arp book here. He calls it "the most beautiful and information astronomy book I currently own - and I own quite a few!" He's also got tips for purchasing it from the UK.

Regulus review

Regulus, the newsletter of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Kingston Centre, has a thoughtful review of the new Arp book here. See page 7 for Jan Wisniewski's review.

Hubble image of Arp 87

The Hubble telescope has taken a fabulous image of Arp 87, and with a great backstory at that. Check out Zolt Levay's tale of why it took seven years for Hubble to image this galaxy pair. It was supposed to have been imaged by the ACS camera on Hubble, but that instrument failed before they could complete the task. Fortunately that freed up a bit of time for observations with the WFPC2 imager, and the Hubble Heritage team got some time for Arp 87.

And a beautiful use of time it was, too.