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CMHASD Solar Observing at Hall Place – 19th August 2023

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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 […]

Full Moon & the final Supermoon of 2023 – 29th Sept 2023

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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 […]

Annular Solar Eclipse 2023 – Richard Bohner

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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 […]

The Sun and the Wilson Effect – Simon Dawes

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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 […]

WOW – Rare Super Blue Moon captured by Jim Burchell

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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 […]

ExoPlanet transit of TrES-3b by Dr Mike Rushton

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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 […]

Crepuscular rays at the pavilion by Honor Wheeler

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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 […]

Daytime Moon by Simon Dawes

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Superb image of a daytime Waning Gibbous Moon (60% illumination) taken on the 7th Aug 2023 by CMHASD trustee & member Simon Dawes.

Moon & Jupiter by Diane Clarke

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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 […]