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Exoplanets XO-1b and Qatar-10b

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Two more sets of observations for the ExoClock project by Simon Dawes.  Exoplanets XO-1b & Qatar-10b. XO-1b is an exoplanet approximately 536 light-years away in the constellation of Corona Borealis. The planet was discovered orbiting the yellow dwarf star now designated XO-1 in 2006.  The planet XO-1b is named Negoiu. The name was selected in […]

Sun Halo with a difference!

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Member Stephen Cohen spotted something quite rare in the sky at midday on the 11th July 2022 over Cumbria – A  22° Solar Halo with an added Circumscribed Halo around that. Unusual to see in the UK so well spotted Stephen!

Spectacular Early Morning NLC – 6th July 2022

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Well what a sight! Four planets, the ISS and Noctilucent Cloud that just kept giving……. At 2.32am an alert went out to members via WhatsApp from member Sonia who had spotted the NLC developing in the North East. Several members picked up the alert and so too got to witness & photograph a fantastic NLC […]

Faint NLC – 8th July 2022

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Well they just keep coming – more NLC albeit very faint spotted at 3am on the 8th July 2022 by member Honor Wheeler who sent the alert out to members.  As the NLC were faint to the naked eye members were willing them to get bigger and brighter but alas just a small patch is […]

The Sun by Simon Dawes – 10th July 2022

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Member Simon Dawes captured some superb images of the Sun this morning. The Sun is quite active at the moment with several sunspots. Details of how Simon took the images are on the photos. NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY. Please click here for solar observing safely.

Moon by Neil Webster – 9th July 2022

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A lovely composite image (8 frames) of the Moon taken last night 9th July 2022 by member Neil Webster: Waxing Gibbous, 75%, 9.88 days old. Neil wrote ‘Not the easiest shoot as it was low down and the heat created a lot of atmospheric turbulence.’ Check out Neil’s Flickr page at https://www.flickr.com/photos/137388222@N05/

Noctilucent Cloud (NLC) – 5th July 2022

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On the 5th July 2022 Noctilucent Cloud were spotted again.  They lasted from 2.25am until 3.40am and were in the NE to NNE direction.   Diane Clarke said ‘Fellow member Sonia sent an alert at 02.25 to say that NLC were visible, so having pre-packed my camera & lens, I was off to take some […]

Jubilee Moon – 2nd June 2022

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Several members took the opportunity to photograph the waxing crescent Moon on the evening of 2nd June 2022 – The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Day and some stunning shots were acquired.   Neil Webster’s Jubilee Moon A composite of three images shot at about 9.20pm before it disappeared behind trees/buildings. It was still very light and […]

Young Moon

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A great capture of a very young Moon at 33.5 hours old on the 31st May 2022. Photo taken by member John Howarth from North Kent.

Moon – 10th June 2022

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A superb composite image of 8 frames showing a Waxing Gibbous Moon (79%) taken on the 10th June 2022 by member Neil Webster.  Acquired using a ZWO ASI 290MM + R/IR filter.