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Ceres photobombing Messier 100 by Simon Dawes – 26th March 2023

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On the night of the 26th/27th March 2023 Ceres appeared to ‘meet’ and pass directly in front of the beautiful spiral galaxy Messier 100 (M100) and for a few hours Ceres looked like a brilliant supernova beaming from one of the M100 galaxy’s arms. At the time of the line-of-sight view, Ceres was shining from […]

Venus & Pleiades by Jim Burchell – 10th April 2023

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Super image of Venus and the Pleiades taken by member Jim Burchell on the 10th April 2023. ”The Pleiades are also known as The Seven Sisters, Messier 45 and other names by different cultures, is an asterism and an open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars in the north-west of the constellation Taurus. At a distance of about 444 light years, it is among […]

Images by Jim Burchell – 23rd to 25th Feb 2023

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Member Jim Burchell was busy out and about towards the end of February photographing our stunning sky and below is a selection of his superb images.   Orion, Taurus and the Pleiades taken on the 23rd Feb from the CMHASD pavilion, Sutton-at-Hone. Image was taken with a Pentax KP on a static tripod, F6.3,  30 […]

Type 1a Supernova SN2022hrs in NGC 4647

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An awesome capture by Simon Dawes of a Supernova called SN2022hrs in NGC 4647. NGC 4647 is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo.  Supernova SN2022hrs was discovered in the galaxy NGC4647 on the 16th April 2022 by astronomer Koichi Itagaki.  NGC 4647 is 63 million light years away, so, this star exploded 63 […]

Mercury & M45 by Richard Bohner

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Planet Mercury at the bottom & M45 (The Pleiades) above right taken on the 28th April 2022 at 2015 local time MST in Arizona, USA.  Richard acquired this splendid image using a Canon 6D, 400mm tele f2.8, ISO 800 and 12 second exp.

Deep Sky imaging by Dr. Mike Rushton

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Dr. Mike Rushton took advantage of some clear skies recently (25th April 2022) and took these 3 super deepsky images using his eVscope of Messier 13, Messier 51 and the Bow Tie Nebula. Messier 13 (M13) also designated NGC 6205 and also called the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules and the Hercules Globular Cluster, is […]