Vitaly Goranskij, SAI/Moscow Univ. Updated on 2020 July 20

Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE became visible from the astronomers village Nizhny Arkhyz which is located in the gorge of Large Zelenchuk river. Photo is made on July 19, 2020.

Both partial and total phases of the January 21, 2019 Lunar eclipse were not seen from Nizhnij Arkhyz, the astronomy village. This image was taken 6 minutes before the entering the Moon in the Earth shadow. The penumbral eclipse is visible left on the Lunar disc as a grey region. The moon comes to distant trees in the mountains.

The July 27, 2018 Lunar eclipse as seen from Nizhnij Arkhyz, SAO. This image is taken with the Samsung-A5 smartfon through 5-cm finder of 25-cm telescope. Here is the image of the Moon in the center of the Earth shadow taken with the 25-cm telescope and the electronic image tube equipped with the microchannel plate.

Winter in the Crimean Station of the Moscow University

Circumstellar dust around
V838 Mon illuminated by the remnant of its 2002 explosion. BTA/SCORPIO, 16 December, 2015.



Such a trifle as a starry night sky of largest observatories turned out to be a small change coin in commercial bargains for exclusive communal services in Russia, and for a few elite flats in penthouses in Ukraine.


First, the state imposes the power vertical line in scientific institutions, and as a result, careerism and bureaucratism prospere, and then we face with philosophers who cannot distinguish science from bureaucratism! (Till in Russian)


Clericalization of science and education.
Propaganda of medieval theological conceptions in Russian schools instead of astronomy teaching (till in Russian).

Official Forum of IYA 2009

V i t a l y   G o r a n s k i j

Researcher of the Sternberg Astronomical Institute, The Moscow University.
Guest astronomer of the Special Astrophysical Observatory.
GCVS Group member.
Member of the International Astronomical Union.

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News. Discoveries. Announcements.

Light curves of the contemporary classical and peculiar Galactic novae, and X-ray transients (Java applet)

Method of eye estimates without steps (Java applet)

Computer method of the search of periodic changes in the light curve shape (precession effects and Blazhko effect)

Multicolor photometric and spectral studies of SS 433 (V1343 Aql).

Photometric mass estimate for the compact component of SS 433: And yet it is a neutron star. Article in the Variable Stars journal.

Evidences of rapid evolution of SS 433. Poster presentation to the Conference "Stars: from Collapse to Collapse" held in SAO RAS, Nizhnij Arkhyz, 2016 October 3 - 7. Paper in Conference proceedings.

Rapid evolution of the relativistic jet system SS 433. Poster contribution to the IAU Symposium No.346 "High-mass X-ray binaries: illuminating the passage from massive binaries to merging compact objects". Vienna, August 27-31, 2018.

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