Papers

An Investigation into the Phase Anomaly of Venus

An Investigation into the Phase Anomaly of Venus

R. H. CHAMBERS AND J. TAYLOR Introduction It has been known for some time that a difference between observed and theoretical phase of Venus is apparent, not only at dichotomy (Schröter’s Effect) but throughout the planet’s cycle. Warner [1] has shown that...

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The Caldwell Objects and How to Observe Them

Reviewed for the RAS Journal; Observatory, June 2010 1st Edition, by Martin Mobberley (Springer) 2009, Pp 288, 23.1 x 17.5 cm. Price £24.99 (paperback; ISBN 978-1-4419-0325-9) This book, as expected, is primarily concerned with the description and details of the...

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Philip’s Stargazing with a Telescope

by R. Scagell (Philip’s, London), 2009. Pp. 192, 19.5 x 12.5 cm. price £7.99 (paperback; ISBN 978 0 540 09023 5). This book is aimed at the newcomer to astronomy and is one of a number of similar primers published under the Philip’s title. They are characterised by...

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Multiple Papers on the APT

Here we describe the construction and scientific output of the Automatic Photometric Telescope, built in the mid 1980’s the APT became the most productive variable star observation platform in the UK – possibly the world. Another first for Crayford Manor...

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Discovery of Asteroid 1997 WQ28 by Crayford Member

On the evening of 30th November 1997 we were obtaining CCD frames for the UKNova/ Supernova patrol using a 10″LX200, operating at f3.3 and StarlightXpress. At 21.30UT we imaged a suspect object near ngc765, a type SBb/Sc, 14th mag spiral galaxy in Aries....

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