Crayford Manor House Astronomical Society Dartford (CMHASD) were out in force at the recent New Scientist Live event at ExCel Centre, London Docklands on the 7th to 9th October 2023. We were there to help the British Astronomical Association (BAA) on their stand over the 3 days to promote the BAA and answer questions from […]
NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY. Please click here for solar observing safely. On Saturday the 19th of August several members of the Society were present for the second of our 2 solar observing sessions at Hall Place & Gardens. Below are some photos of the day. Thank you to Dr Mike Rushton, Honor Wheeler, Jim Burchell, Omila […]
Several CMHASD members were out on the 29th September 2023 to image the final Supermoon of 2023 and below are their images. This full Moon is also known as the Harvest Moon as it is the closest Full Moon to the September equinox this year. Most years, the Harvest Moon is in September but around every […]
NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY. Please click here for solar observing safely. On Saturday 14th October 2023 an annular solar eclipse crossed North, Central and South America. Member Richard Bohner; who lives in the USA wrote ”Hello all. There will be an annular solar eclipse here in Arizona on 14 October at 9:30 AM. The path […]
NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY. Please click here for solar observing safely. On the 26th September 2023 member Simon Dawes imaged the Sun. One of his images of the sunspots on the Sun that day showed an interesting effect called the ‘Wilson Effect’. The Wilson effect is the perceived depression of a sunspot’s umbra or centre in […]
A fantastic image of a Full Moon, a Supermoon and finally a Blue Moon all captured by member Jim Burchell on the 30th August 2023 from Dartford top road in Kent. WOW!!!! The combination of a Blue Moon and Super Moon is very rare, so this was a very rare chance to see what is […]
The transit of Exoplanet TrES-3b by CMHASD member & trustee Dr. Mike Rushton using an eVscope for the ExoClock project. TrES-3b is a gas giant exoplanet orbiting the star GSC 03089-00929 a G-type star and is 0.02282 AU from its star. It has an orbital period of just 31 hours and nearly twice the mass […]
A lovely image taken by member Honor Wheeler on the 10th August 2023 whilst at the pavilion on an informal night of some crepuscular rays. ”Crepuscular rays are sunbeams that originate when the Sun is just above or below a layer of clouds, during the twilight period; which extend over the western sky radiating from […]
Another for the ExoClock project by CMHASD member & trustee Martin Crow of ExoPlanet TOI-1728b; a warm Super-Neptune orbiting an M-dwarf host.
Superb image of a daytime Waning Gibbous Moon (60% illumination) taken on the 7th Aug 2023 by CMHASD trustee & member Simon Dawes.