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Trifid Nebula

The Trifid Nebula, also known as Messier 20, is located over 5000 light years away in the constellation Sagittarius in a stellar nursery, a star forming region of…

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Veil Nebulae, Witch's Broom

My image of the Veil Nebula showing the delicate wispy remains of a supernova remnant.  A supernova is the final destructive explosion of a massive star and can…

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Mercury Transit 2016

That tiny round black dot is Mercury.  The 2016 Mercury transit of the Sun in a relatively rare astronomical event and visible in the UK for the entire…

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Leo Triplet

My image of the Leo Triplet was taken over several nights, stacking Luminance, Red, Green and Blue data together for this final image. The Leo triplet is a…

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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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Solar Filaments through Coronado PST and Philips SPC900 webcam

It may not look much to you, but this image shows solar filaments on the surface of the sun.  My best yet with my meagre equipment.  Taken using…

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