In our meeting on 7th March the skies cleared and most of the 40 members went into the car park...
Last night saw the final event of the 2007 "50th Anniversary" celebrations of the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank.
The best transparency and darkest conditions I’ve experienced in the UK.
First off, a horizon to horizon crisp and frosty Milky Way.
Another successful evening at Delamere Forest Park Visitor Centre.
The weather front which had been dropping large amounts of water earlier in the evening cleared away and at 00:00hrs (23:00ut) I walked out
The sky on Anglesey was lovely and clear on Bank Holiday Monday
A list of bright and featured NGC and Messier galaxies culled from the Night Sky Observers Guide.
Norman and Kevin or two LX 90s or maybe..?
M65 and M66 alive with great detail.
At the request of Kevin Thurston and also the forecast of a clear sky, myself and members of the society ventured out to one of our obs...
What can you see through an un-mounted 60mm mini-Borg with 24mm Panoptic and 13mm Nagler at 2000m under clear and dark sky?
Walking back from the observatory I notice a white/green arc low to the north. I thought maybe aurora but unlikely!
I’ve recently purchased a ‘take me anywhere’ ‘scope. At 60mm aperture and f5.4 the OTA comes in a 10” long when assembled.
I spent tonight observing the winter sky through my TeleVue Ranger. This is an excellent grab and go telescope and shows pin point stars.
This was a short session tonight. I took the opportunity catch a break in the clouds and went up to The Gradbach Observing site.
A late start saw me hiding in the forest from the cold north wind. A few clouds passed through...
Here are the results of three sessions, a late morning and a couple of early evenings at the beginning and end of an 11 day holiday...
Over a long weekend 14th-17th October, I travelled down to Devon along with Mike C, Peter H, Bill , and Nick W-V to stay with Graham G.
This was a reasonable session with intermittent misty clouds, the NELM down to 6 and a bit. A welcome outing!
Report from St. Martin’s Isles of Scilly darkest and clearest sky I’ve seen.
The Elan Valley complex of reservoirs can be found ~ 40 kms east of Aberystwyth and 4 mls SW of Rhayader.
A range of observers saw a mixed bag of objects in a clear sky and blinding nearly full moon.