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Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)

Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) currently in the constellation of Andromeda at a brightness of magnitude 9.2.  Comet C/2013 X1 is expected to get brighter with perihelion, its closest approach to…

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Sunspot Active Region 2396 on 8th August 2015

Sunspot 2396 has grown rapidly over the past few days and yesterday I had a chance to quickly capture between the clouds.  Sunspot 2396 stretches more than 150,000…

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Solar summary 16 April 2014

Astronomy round up for week up to 17th April.  Spent the day in the garden trying to coax the Philips SPC900 webcam to work.  Tried imaging the Sun…

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Plato Crater and Valles Alpes (valley) on the edge of Mare Imbrium.

This weeks astronomy round-up is starting to confirm my suspicion that my Philips SPC900 webcam used for astro imaging is on its way out.  Used to be able…

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