It was two years ago today …

Has it really been 2 years since I started this blog? I almost forgot that the TransientSky’s birthday is today, September 10.

The idea to do a blog had been in the back of my mind for quite awhile. It finally took the surprise activity of the September Perseids on the night of September 8/9, 2008 to push me to set it up.

Some fun facts about the past two years:

  • the Transient Sky was viewed over 336,000 times (162,000 times in the past year)
  • 446 posts were made (192 in the past year)
  • over 2147 comments were written (1004 in the past year)
  • the first post on 2008 Sept 10 was about the unexpected outburst of the September Perseids
  • the busiest day was 2010 August 12 when 4,663 people visited to read about this year’s Perseids meteor shower

About Carl Hergenrother
I am a professional astronomer specializing in the study of comets, asteroids and meteors. This blog will focus on my professional and amateur work in this field

5 Responses to It was two years ago today …

  1. Carl.

    (Spanish: Muchas felicitaciones amigo¡¡¡)
    is a great work¡¡¡¡


  2. Frederico says:

    Hi Carl,
    congrats on the blog’s birthday!

    Keep the good work coming!

  3. Carl Hergenrother says:

    Salvador and Fred,

    Thanks for the words of support! And thanks for reading!

    I look forward to many more years of your observations.

    – Carl

  4. mike says:

    hi great work ,,,do you have any news on visible upcoming comets late 2010 or 2011?????????

    • Carl Hergenrother says:

      Hi Mike,

      Yes, in fact there is a comet that should be a bright binocular object in October and November. I will be posting a something new on this comet, 103P/Hartley 2, in the next few days.

      Next summer, Comet C/2009 P1 (Garradd) will be bright enough for small telescope or binocular observing. It may remain bright for almost a year.

      – Carl

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