Check this out – our member Kevin Langford’s brilliant Pleiades (M45) image – see above; being used on the BBC Sky at Night website. Plus Kevin’s image was shown in the programme aired on the 16th May 2023 too!………Well Done Kevin 🙂 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0fmnyt0/p0fmp6yx
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On the 17th Dec 2022 member George Buckberry captured this super image of Sirius, Orion, Hyades in Taurus with Mars above and the Pleiades. The photo was taken on a mobile Samsung SE20 in night mode and tweaked in Snapseed by George.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
A lovely image of the Moon 4.1° south of M45 taken on the 8th March 2022 by Diane Clarke. Diane said ”I had my doubts about capturing this event due to the cloud forecast, but there were breaks starting to appear as 19.00 hrs approached, so I went to set up but there was […]