Astronomy from Saudi Arabia
A short description of the joys and challenges of astronomy from Colin Henshaw in Saudi Arabia.
Dark Sky Observing on Anglesey with the Light Cup
The sky on Anglesey was lovely and clear on Bank Holiday Monday
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.
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.
A Llyn Brenig October
This was a reasonable session with intermittent misty clouds, the NELM down to 6 and a bit. A welcome outing!
St. Martin’s Isles of Scilly
Report from St. Martin’s Isles of Scilly darkest and clearest sky I’ve seen.
From Friday 16th to Monday 19th July it was perfectly clear all night for 4 nights.
Observation 3/8/2003 in Llyn Brenig
An observing session was held the previous night at Gradbach Hill
Scope assembled in the evening. Surprise, surprise a clear sky, a brief session hidden behind the wall of the swimming pool revealed mag. 6
Colin Henshaw in Saudi Arabia 9/12/2002
I was down on the beach 60kms north of Dubha on the Red Sea last weekend. It is an absolute pleasure to go snorkeling in the sea,
Paul Clark Observation 15/11/2002
Desperation had set in. A hint of a few hours on Tuesday was enough to brave the conditions.
23rd October 2002 Gradbach Report
I managed to grab 3 hours of observing through a gap in the bad weather.
28/8/2002 Observation Llyn Brenig
Last Saturday night saw 4 of us down at Llyn B again, this time seeing conditions were perhaps the best we'd ever seen there.
Observation 14/8/02 at 3:00
I've just spent the last half an hour outside, enjoying a naked eye view of excellent clear sky,
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
Paul Clark's Observations on the Herschel 400 & the RASC Best 110 NGC's!
The drive across to Llyn Brenig was tedious. It was early evening on a Sunday.
Well, finding an opportunity for observing between family, weather and the 'flu proved quite difficult.
Paul Clark's Observation 21/10/2000
Saturday 21st October, the forecast was for a clear and frosty night. An opportunity to try and find some really dark sky.
Gradbach Hill / Part Deux: the return!
I wasn’t going to write up anything about this trip. I’m sure people have heard enough from me by now however...