A lovely image of a Waxing Crescent Moon taken on the 17th Dec 2023 by member Honor Wheeler. On this day the Moon was 4.72 days old, 27.01% illuminated and in the constellation Aquarius. The image was taken using a Skywatcher ED80 Refractor, Skywatcher EQ3 Synscan mount, x2 Barlow, Canon M6 MRKII Camera set at […]
A stunning 10 frame image of the Moon taken by member Neil Webster on the 19th Dec 2023. The Moon was in the First Quarter phase, 47% illuminated, 7.07 days old and in the constellation Pisces. The First Quarter phase comes roughly 7 days after the New Moon and is when the moon has completed […]
Two super images by member Jim Burchell taken on the 8th Dec 2023. The 1st image shows Venus, the star Spica and the Moon going lower left to top right. Spica is the brightest star in the constellation of Virgo and one of the 20 brightest stars in the night sky. The 2nd image is of the Moon with Earthshine. The Moon […]
Two lovely images of the Moon taken by members Jim Burchell & Kevin Langford on the 28th Nov 2023. The Moon was in it’s Waning Gibbous phase. On this day, the moon was 14.57 days old, 99.58% illuminated and so in the Waning Gibbous phase and found in the constellation Gemini. The Waning Gibbous phase is […]
A stunning example of a Lunar Halo captured by 3 members of the society – Leigh Slomer, Honor Wheeler and Simon Dawes on the evening of the 25th Nov 2023. The white dot at the 4 o’clock position from the Moon is the planet Jupiter. The ring around the Moon – or ‘lunar halo’ is […]
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 […]
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 […]
Superb image of a daytime Waning Gibbous Moon (60% illumination) taken on the 7th Aug 2023 by CMHASD trustee & member Simon Dawes.
A lovely image of the Moon and Jupiter taken by member Diane Clarke. Diane wrote ” Jupiter & the Moon 4° apart. I went to image this event as it rose above my local horizon, but the sky was cloudy so I decided to wait as both Jupiter & the Moon would need to clear […]
Two beautiful crescent Moon images taken on 16/06/23 by Jim Burchell. Images taken with a Pentax KP from Dartford top road at around 3.30 am.