Blog Index

08/08/17 Cosmic Nursery: M20 Trifid Nebula narrowband

25/07/17 The Dutch Gadget: North America & Eagle Nebulae

04/07/17 Another Side Of The Veil: Eastern Veil Nebula narrowband

20/06/17 Planetary Playtime: Jupiter & Saturn

30/05/17 Great Balls Of Ice: Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson)

02/05/17 A New Palette: LRGB,  Leo Triplet, Markarian’s Chain & M61

11/04/17 Brave New World: Higgs Boson, Narrowband imaging M42, Horsehead and Rosette Nebulae

28/03/17 First Light: ZWO ASI 1600MM-Cool Camera & Rosette Nebula

07/03/17 Arctic Antics: Aurora Boreralis

03/02/17 AstroBites-1: Planetary alignment – Moon+Mars+Venus

14/02/17 Nice but dim (& small): M1, M74, M77 & M78

31/01/17 Headhunter: SH2-264 & Lower’s Nebula

01/01/17 Reflections – 2016: Annual Review

20/12/16 Photons & Photography: William Fox Talbot & M33

06/12/16 It’s All Relative: Special Theory of Relativity + M45, Horsehead Nebula, M42 & 43,  NGC2244, NGC 1499 and IC 405 & 410

10/11/16 Two’s Company: Albireo, 15 Aquilae & M15

27/10/16 Overspill: M15, 31 & 57 + NGC 6905 & 6781

07/10/16 The future is not what it used to be: Imaging & processing – M31, Crescent & Veil Nebulae

21/09/16 Forbidden Fruit: M27 & Guiding

07/09/16 Dark Matters: Barnard 142-3 the E Nebula

23/08/16 Playing poker with the heavens: Perseids

11/08/16 The Eagle Has Landed: M16

15/06/16 Summertime Blues: M5, M13 globular clusters & M57 Ring Nebula

25/05/16 Talk The Talk: Astrophotography lecture

09/05/16 Transit: Mercury’s Sun transit

22/04/16 The Sky’s The Limit: Astronomy in the Southwestern USA

04/04/16 Fairvale Observatory Part-3, Progress: modded DSLR, computer control autoguiding etc

16/03/16 Nocturnal Safari: NGC 2174 Monkey Head & IC 2177 Seagull Nebulae

24/02/16 It’s all in the stars: IC 405 & IC 410 Nebulae

07/02/16 Good Vibrations: NGC 1499 California Nebula

23/01/16 A Wider Perspective: Barnard’s Loop & Vixen Polarie

01/01/16 Reflections – 2015: Annual Review

05/12/15 It’s all relative: M15 globular cluster

12/11/15 The big picture unveiled: Veil Nebula

30/10/15 At the limit: M74, NGC 7814 & 7479 (Pegasus)

19/10/15 Rock On!: Sadr Region – IC 1318 & NGC 6888 Crescent Nebula

09/10/15 Space Odyssey: M31 Andromeda galaxy

30/09/15 Harvest Time: Total lunar eclipse

22/09/15 The Pelican & The Phoenix: North America & Pelican Nebulae

15/09/15 Fly me to the dark side of the Moon: Moon’s transit of Earth

19/08/15 Earth’s Junkyard: Satellite flare

09/08/15 180 Degrees: Night sky from Fairvale Observatory

03/08/15 Looking Up: ISS, Summer Triangle, Cassiopeia & Ursa Minor (Polaris)

27/07/15 By Jove: Jupiter

03/07/15 Canon Koppernigk’s Conjunction: Jupiter & Venus conjunction

12/05/15 Spring’s Playground: Coma Berenices – M64, M88 & NGC 4565

23/04/15 All in a spin: Markarian’s Chain – Virgo Cluster

14/04/15 The one that got away: NGC 2903 spiral galaxy

12/04/15 Spring Skies: Venus, Pleiades & Taurus

20/03/15 Alternative Eclipse: European & UK eclipse.

04/03/15 Moons: The Moon & Moons of the Solar System

26/02/15 Big Cat Hunting: Leo Triplet & M96 Galaxy Group

24/02/15 Two’s Company: Venus & Mars Appulse

14/02/15 Parting Shot: EQMOD, Orion’s Sword & Horsehead Nebula

12/02/15 Room With A View: Great Britain from the ISS

06/02/15 Orion in Perspective: 3D Orion simulation

01/02/15 Busy Bees: M44 Beehive open star cluster

29/01/15 Flip Flop: IC-443 Jellyfish Nebula

24/01/15 Seeing Red: Astrophotography with a modded camera

18/01/15 Lovejoy Part-2: C/2014 Q2 Comet Lovejoy Image

17/01/15 The Eyes Have It: Orion – M78 reflection nebula

11/01/15 2 for 1: Gemini – M35 & NGC 2158 Open clusters

05/01/15 Raising the bar: Monoceros – Rosette Nebula (NGC 2244)

31/12/14 Reflections – 2014: Annual review

27/12/14 Christmas Comet: C/2014 Q2 Comet Lovejoy

24/12/14 It’s Christmas Time: Christmas Tree, Cone & Fox Fur Nebulae

02/12/14 Lace up the Nikes: Orion’s Sword – M42, M43, NGC 1973/75/77 & NGC 1981

26/11/14 The Horse & Flame: Orion – Horeshead Nebula (IC 434) & Flame Nebula (NGC 2024)

12/11/14 The Kiss: Rosetta space probe & Philea Landing

10/11/14 The Absence of Light: Darkness – definition, image quality & the World

05/11/14 Time Travel: Stephan’s Quintet, NGC 7331 & Deer Lick Group

03/11/14 Rendezvous: Rosetta space mission & 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

29/10/14 The Bat: Eastern Veil Nebula (NGC 6992) & The Bat (NGC 6995)

26/10/14 The Pinwheel: M33 – Pinwheel Galaxy

20/10/14 It’s all about the wavelength: Astronomik CLS and other spectral filters

16/10/14 The centre of the World: Royal Greenwich Observatory & The Meridian

14/10/14 Suits you sir: Longitude Punk’d exhibition at the Royal Greenwich Observatory

07/10/14 Gotcha! M42 The Orion Nebula

06/10/14 Seven Sisters: M45 The Pleiades

04/10/14 The Witch’s Broom: The Western Veil NGC 6960

02/10/14 Star Wars: M15 Globular Cluster

01/10/14  Vision Technician: External Astronomy Control Box (it’s all in the name!)

28/09/14 WOW! North American Nebula NGC 7000

27/09/14 The devils in the detail: Image processing – M57 & M27

24/09/14 Dialling up the Universe: Polar alignment – Ring Nebula (M57) & Dumbell Nebula (M27)

23/09/14 Smoke and Mirrors: Is the Universe a Hologram? Quantum physics – M2 star cluster

11/09/14 Très Bon: Loire cycling trip and astronomy

28/08/14 Fool’s Paradise: The understanding of science – M104 Sombrero Galaxy

25/08/14 Perspective – A wider view of the Universe: La Palma astronomy trip, Crab Nebula (M1), M3 Globular cluster, M84 and the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies

23/08/14 Moving through space: Night sky navigation and star trails

21/08/14 Meet the neighbours: M31 Andromeda Galaxy

20/08/14 Astronomer’s do it in the dark: M27 – The Dumbell or Apple Core Nebula

18/08/14 ISS – Gotcha! Imaging the International Space Station

15/08/14 Fairvale Observatory, Part-2, The next stage-equipment upgrade: AZ-EQ6 GT Mount, William Optics GT 81 Telescope etc

14/08/14 Fairvale Observatory, Part-1, Initial Equipment Set-up: EQ3-2 Mount & Motor Drive, Skywatcher 150PL Telescope, Telrad RDF etc

12/08/14 Copernicus was right! Webcam imaging – Saturn & Mars

11/08/14 The Moon – Up close and personal: Supermoon and close-up video

10/08/14 Zen and the art of Nebulae astrophotography: M57 The Ring Nebula

08/08/14 Every picture tells a story: North America Nebula NGC 7000 and Deep Sky Stacker

08/08/14 Finding the Sun: Solar astronomy basics

07/08/14 Focus is everything: Imaging with the Bahtinov mask

06/08/14 La Palma – Nice one Joan: La Palma astronomy course

05/08/14 Space…….is really big: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

05/08/14 One Year On: Astronomy after 12 months, M13 star cluster

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