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Autumn Darkness

The best transparency and darkest conditions I’ve experienced in the UK.

Farewell to the Observatory

We will be having a farewell get-together on Friday 21st July from 9.00 pm

12 Inch Midnight Snack

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

Cambrian Darkness

A list of bright and featured NGC and Messier galaxies culled from the Night Sky Observers Guide.

Perfect Pairs

Norman and Kevin or two LX 90s or maybe..? M65 and M66 alive with great detail.

A Look at the Spring Sky

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...

Handheld Heavens

What can you see through an un-mounted 60mm mini-Borg with 24mm Panoptic and 13mm Nagler at 2000m under clear and dark sky?

Altrincham Aurora

Walking back from the observatory I notice a white/green arc low to the north. I thought maybe aurora but unlikely!

First Funky Finder-scope Finds

I’ve recently purchased a ‘take me anywhere’ ‘scope. At 60mm aperture and f5.4 the OTA comes in a 10” long when assembled.

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.

Breezy Brenig

A late start saw me hiding in the forest from the cold north wind. A few clouds passed through...

Full Moon Observing?

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...

Delightful Devon

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.

Elan Valley

The Elan Valley complex of reservoirs can be found ~ 40 kms east of Aberystwyth and 4 mls SW of Rhayader.

Observing at the Observatory!

A range of observers saw a mixed bag of objects in a clear sky and blinding nearly full moon.

Marlheath Fm Siddington

Geoff (6" Dob) NickD (8" ADAS Meade) Chris (Miyauchi 20x77 binoculars) and myself spent a lovely three hours stargazing...

Terrific Tenerife

From Friday 16th to Monday 19th July it was perfectly clear all night for 4 nights.

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