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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Aphelion sun 05 July 2013

Aphelion is when the Earth is at its most distant point in its elliptical orbit around the sun.  For 2013, that’s today, 5th July 2013.  This image was…

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Sunspot AR1775 19 June 2013

The sun is finally starting to show some activity and it would finally appear the sun’s 11 year pattern is reaching a peak known as solar maximum. Quite…

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Harvest Moon 29 September 2012

The clearest night in ages and we manage to have a full moon. The Harvest Moon, the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox.  In days gone by,…

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Sunspot AR1575. Featured in Feb 2103 Sky at Night magazine.

Today is the vernal equinox, where day and night are of equal length.   At a little before 3 o’clock this afternoon, the Sun crossed the celestial equator heading…

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M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy

This it the magnificent M51 The WhirlPool Galaxy.  Spring is traditionally galaxy season for visual and imaging astronomers.  Thought I’d take advantage of the warmer weather and capture…

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M1 The Crab Nebula

This latest image is of Messier 1 (M1), The Crab Nebula. Situated in the constellation Taurus, the Crab Nebula is the remains of a supernova remnant 6500 light…

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