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last edit: 20-04-2012
Preparing for graze of Zeta Tau on April 25, 2012.

 

 




Catching the Zodiacal Light
picture by
www.getinthepicture.nl


2006-03-29
the Libyan Plateau between Mersa Matruh and Siwa, Egypt.

 

Welcome, I am Henk Bril (1962), stargazer since 1977 and member of the 'Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging voor Weer- en Sterrenkunde' (KNVWS) (Royal Dutch Association for Meteorology and Astronomy).

I have a passion for
old star charts and maps from the 17th, 18th and 19th Century.
I collect them in order to preserve them for later generations, and to place them on the internet for those interested in old star maps.

My astrohistorica pages are pretty popular and several of my maps have been published in books and magazines.
I discovered in 2006 that the nebula M109 is actually NGC 3953, and not NGC 3992, which was a wrong identification by Owen Gingerich in 1953. As a consequence all recent star atlases are wrong on this.

I am fond of comets, occultations, polar lights, noctilucent clouds and eclipses.

I was astronomical leader on a trip to Spitsbergen in October 2011 with a 40 meters long sailing ship.

In 2005 I was honored with the prestigious "Dr. J. van der Bilt"-award of the KNVWS.

 
Most spectacular experience: Total Solar Eclipse March 29, 2006.

 


Henk Bril at the borders of the Zambezi river
(photo: Erna Prillwitz)


2005: the 'van der Bilt'-award

Interesting Stuff

Recent success:
Aurora Borealis on Spitsbergen, October 17-24, 2011.

New leaflet (1681) on Comet Kirch added to collection.

My astronomy stuff on pbase.

Wrong nebula is called M109
 


 


My second most beautiful astronomical experience:
Total Solar Eclipse of June 21st 2001, Chibébé, Zambia

 ZONNE-ACTIVITEIT / SOLAR ACTIVITY
(met dank aan n3kl.org)

 

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Status

Zonneactiviteit / Solar Activity
(als hier 'X Class Flare!' of 'Mega Flare!' staat zijn er enorme uitbarstingen op de Zon)
M
agnetisch veld / Magnetic Field
(indien hier 'storm' staat is er kans op Noorderlicht in Nederland)




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