Weather in Bologna

June 20, 2018, 7:15 pm
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
real feel: 30°C
current pressure: 1020 mb
humidity: 48%
wind speed: 3 m/s E
sunrise: 5:30 am
sunset: 9:03 pm



DDO 68 , una pulce di Galassia ma vorace

Un team internazionale di ricercatori guidato da Francesca Annibali, Cassini Fellowship presso l’Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna dell’Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, ha dimostrato che anche una galassia nana di massa molto piccola è in grado di catturare

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Giornate di Osservatorio

18 e 19 Febbraio 2016 Giornate di Osservatorio – Programma



Image taken at the MAORY kick-off meeting in Bologna.

A new era for the Adaptive Optics. MAORY the Multi Conjugate Adaptive Optics RelaY for E-ELT entered in a new era. After the agreement signed on December 10 between INAF and ESO (which is building the telescope), on February 2 the MAORY kick-off meeting held


V404 Cygni outburst observed at Loiano

The R light curve of V404 Cyg, obtained by BFOSC on June 20th, 2015 (observations by Ivan Bruni and Silvia Sclavi). the light curve of a nearby star, derived in the same way, is plotted for comparison (the  right-hand Y axis refers to this star).

The X-ray binary V404 Cygni underwent an outburst detected in the X-ray band by Swift on June 18, 2015. One of the components of this source is a black hole weighing about 10 solar masses, and it is the first time since 1989 that it displays such activity. Using the imager/spectrometer BFOSC at the 1.52m

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OABO news from Gaia

hort period/faint magnitude Cepheids in the Large Magellanic Cloud observed by Gaia

A press release by G. Clementini (INAF-OABO), V. Ripepi (INAF-OACN), S. Leccia (INAF-OACN), et al. was published yesterday (May 28, 2015) on the ESA Gaia web page showing results from the DPAC-CU7 pipeline on the Gaia commissioning data.

The first paper of the Gaia Science Alerts programme: “Total eclipse of the heart: The AM CVn

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