Solar System

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Moon & Venus in alignment + half-way in between, also in alignment, is Mars | Canon EOS 700D | 24mm f4 1/30 sec @ ISO800 | 2nd March 2017

Harvest Moon at Totality WO + Canon 700D + FF | 1/3rd Sec @ ISO 400 | 28th September 2015

Harvest Moon at Totality
WO + Canon 700D + FF | 1/3rd Sec @ ISO 400 | 28th September 2015

Eclipse: Exit sequence to full Moon Canon 550D + tripod | >=1/160 sec @ ISO 400

Eclipse: Exit sequence to full Moon
Canon 550D + tripod | >=1/160 sec @ ISO 400

Eclipse: Inward sequence from umbral contact to totality WO GT81 + Canon 700D + FF | 1/500 to 1/3 sec @ ISO 100 | 18th September 2015

Eclipse: Inward sequence from umbral contact to totality
WO GT81 + Canon 700D + FF | 1/500 to 1/3 sec @ ISO 100 | 28th September 2015

Eclipse Animation 28th September 2015

Eclipse Animation 28th September 2015

16th July 2015: The so-called dark side of the Moon, seen from the Deep Space Sky Observatory, as it passes across Earth. From our perspective that day it was a New Moon.

16th July 2015: The so-called dark side of the Moon, seen from the Deep Space Sky Observatory, as it passes across Earth. From our perspective that day it was a New Moon.

21st February 2015. Jupiter up close WO 81GT81 | ZWO 120 MC

21st February 2015. Jupiter up close
WO 81GT81 | ZWO 120 MC

upiter - lower exposure shows the gas belts but the moons, though there, are now very difficult to see. 1/3rd sec @ ISO 800

upiter – lower exposure shows the gas belts but the moons, though there, are now very difficult to see. 1/3rd sec @ ISO 800

Jupiter - overexposed but shows all four Gallilean moons.

Jupiter – overexposed but shows all four Gallilean moons.

1st July 2015. Close-up of the conjunction using 55mm telephoto setting and ISO 400 - Venus now left & Jupiter right.

1st July 2015. Close-up of the conjunction using 55mm telephoto setting and ISO 400 – Venus now left & Jupiter right.

1st July 2015. Bingo = conjunction; though one day later Jupiter has now moved to the right of Venus.

1st July 2015. Bingo = conjunction; though one day later Jupiter has now moved to the right of Venus.

18th June 2015: Jupiter left, Venus right

18th June 2015: Jupiter left, Venus right

The Moon @ First Quarter | WO GT81 & Canon 700D + FF| 1/100th sec @ ISO 100 | 24th February 2015

The Moon @ First Quarter | WO GT81 & Canon 700D + FF | 1/100th sec @ ISO 100 | 24th February 2015

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Venus & Mars | 24th February 2015

C/2014 Q2 Comet Lovejoy WO GT81 + Canon 550D (modded) & FF | 40 x 20secs @ ISO1,600 + darks | 16th January 2014

C/2014 Q2 Comet Lovejoy
WO GT81 + Canon 550D (modded) & FF | 40 x 20secs @ ISO1,600 + darks | Fairvale Observatory 16th January 2014

C/2014 Q2 Comet Lovejoy R120 Canon 350D | 180 secs @ ISO 400 | taken by Joan Genebriera at Tacande Observatory, La Palma, 23rd December 2014

C/2014 Q2 Comet Lovejoy
R120 Canon 350D | 180 secs @ ISO 400 | taken by Joan Genebriera at Tacande Observatory, La Palma, 23rd December 2014

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Saturn: ZWO 120MC + Registax

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Mars: ZWO 120MC + Castrator & Registax

The photo mosaic segments would not line up perfectly but the sunspots are clear to see and more prevalent than a couple of weeks ago. Notwithstanding, the 11-years sun spot cycle is not as expected, with the number of spots quite low at the moment.

The photo mosaic segments would not line up perfectly but the sunspots are clear to see and more prevalent than a couple of weeks ago. Notwithstanding, the 11-years sun spot cycle is not as expected, with the number of spots quite low at the moment.

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