Astronomy from Saudi Arabia
A short description of the joys and challenges of astronomy from Colin Henshaw in Saudi Arabia.
Jodrell Bank 50th Aniversary Star Party
Last night saw the final event of the 2007 "50th Anniversary" celebrations of the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank.
A list of bright and featured NGC and Messier galaxies culled from the Night Sky Observers Guide.
Wonders at Wildboarclough
I spent tonight observing the winter sky through my TeleVue Ranger. This is an excellent grab and go telescope and shows pin point stars.
Marvelling at Machholz
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...
Fire Ball Discovery?
Much debate on the ADAS@YAHOO news group about the fireball seen late Saturday night. Some think it was a NASA satellite re-entry others...
1st April Observation - Roger L.
The front cleared Manchester in the early evening and with the Moon not rising till late it offered an excellent chance to catch the comet.
Comet Ikeya-Zhang Confirmed
Paul C has confirmed a prediction that Comet Ikeya-Zhang will pass very close to M31 at or about 4th April
5 Go Observing!
Don (with the Critchley Meade), Warren and Mike (with Mike’s 10” Dobsonian, 15x80s and Short tube 80 refractor), Colin (with bins.) and Paul