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Constellations

Lost in Triangulum?

September 8, 2013 |

The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 3 million light years from Earth. This Galaxy is a member of our own local group of Galaxies which include the The Milky Way, Andromeda and about 30 other smaller galaxies. On … Continue reading

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The End of the Hunting Season for Orion

March 11, 2013 |

Constellation Orion

With winter finally ending and although I will not miss the cold & wet, I will miss this constellation, my favourite by far Orion the Hunter.

So before it falls completely out of sight I want to run … Continue reading

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Sit Canis Major, Sit, Good Dog

October 29, 2012 |

After a few nights of bad weather, finally we have a another clear sky. Only problem is that this clear sky is at 6 in the morning.

The fact that I got up this morning to take advantage of this view confirms that I have caught the astronomy bug.

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The Hunt for Triangulum

October 22, 2012 |

After the disappointment the previous night of being clouded out of the orionids meteor shower (my best effort is below).

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Tonights View of the Sky – October 16th – Part 3

October 19, 2012 |

Andromeda and Pegasus Constellations

This part of tonights view of the sky will focus on some of the brighter stars sitting between the Andromeda and Pegasus constellations.

When I went out the other night to find the 3 stars, Mirphak (Aplha Persei), Algenib (Gamma Persei) and Miram (Eta Persei) I took a few photos of the area. It wasn’t until I examined the photos that I noticed some other cool features.

So technically I did see these items just didn’t recognise or notice them until I looked at the photos.

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Tonights View of the Sky – October 16th – Part 2

October 18, 2012 | | One Comment

Andromeda

In the first part of this series I described that my goal for that nights viewing was to try and spot Mirphak (Aplha Persei), Algenib (Gamma Persei) and Miram (Eta Persei). I managed to find them and got some good photos. It was when I was examining these photos that I noticed some other interesting features.

The photo below is one that caught my attention in particular.

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Tonights View of the Sky – October 14

October 15, 2012 |

The forecast for tonight was for very clear skies, and sure enough after raining all day the clouds began to clear. I had got the lend of some new toys to use with the camera and ended up spending the majority of my evening getting used to time-lapse and long exposure photography. I was keen to put together a time lapse of the stars coming out but unfortunately my laptop kept crashing, so another time maybe.

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Tonights View of the Sky – October 11

October 12, 2012 | | One Comment

Just taking one of the pictures I took last night and comparing it against the star chart. It’s amazing what details you can pick up on the photo that you would miss with your eye. Here are a few.

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