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February Observing Evenings

Every Thursday in February will be dedicated to observing, bring your own telescope, binoculars or camera or use one of the Societies. If members haven’t yet passed the test to use the 16″ Peter Hindle telescope this is the perfect time to do it!

Meteor Repoprt for January 2019

A cloudy January resulted in a small number of meteors detected, 97 in total, most sporadic, but we did detect 20 Quadrantid’s and identified meteors from 17 different showers.

If you want to join in and help with the observations please contact Janice.

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The Moon, Venus and Jupiter in the morning sky

We were treated with some lovely clear skies in the mornings of January 2019 and members were able to capture a few images of the conjunction of the Moon, Venus and Jupiter.

 

Images by Kevin Langford

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Images by Leigh Slomer

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Images by Jim Burchell

Moon Venus and Jupiter in a January Morning Sky (2019)

Moon Venus and Jupiter in a January Morning Sky (2019)

Images by John Howarth

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Total Lunar Eclipse 21st January 2019

The Dick Chambers Observatory was open for observing the ‘blood moon’ on the evening/morning of the 20th-21st January and for a change the weather was good. Other members observered from their homes and below are a few images by members.

 

Images by Jim Burchell

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Images by Martin Crow

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January 21st 2019 Total Lunar Eclipse, this image was featured on BBC TV Breakfast news.

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Images by Leigh Slomer

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Images by Honor Wheeler

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Images by Kevin Langford

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Images by Mike Rushton

Images by Janice McClean

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