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Images By Diane Clarke

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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]IMG_9324 Image by Diane I took this image of Venus before the sunrise on the way back from imaging the mornings NLC's Canon 750D, 55mm lens ISO 500, 1/80 @ f5.6, Static Tripod, 18.06.20 @ 04.18 Diane Clarke, Crayford Kent[/caption]

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Conjunction of Mercury, Venus and the Moon.

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The recent conjunction of the Moon, Venus and Mercury in the evening sky has been delighting our members, below are some contributions from those who imaged it.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]JimBurchell-Moon-and-Mercury-20200525_095543 Image by Jim Burchell The Moon and Mercury showing Earthshine. Taken Dartford top road. Pentax K70.[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]John-Howarth-Moon-Mercury-Venus-May24_2056UT Image by John Howarth Venus is at lower right on both photos, Mercury (faint, but visible) is about equidistant from Venus and the moon, practically level with the moon.[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]John-Howarth-Moon-Mercury-Venus-May24_2045UT Image by John Howarth Venus is at lower right on both photos, Mercury (faint, but visible) is about equidistant from Venus and the moon, practically level with the moon. Taken from the park.[/caption]
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]stephen-goldson-moonmercuryIMG_4569 Image by Stephen Goldson 'First time I've seen Mercury clearly'[/caption]

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Conjunction of Mercury and Venus

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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]MercuryandVenus-John-Howarth Image by John Howarth Image taken through glass in upstairs window. (Window will open but not in the right direction. Telephone wires are a nuisance too, just in wrong place..or perhaps Mercury's in the wrong place!)[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Image by Jim Burchell - no details provided[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Image by Jim Burchell Image of Venus and Mercury taken this evening (2020,05/19) at Barn End Lane Dartford[/caption]

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Conjunction of Venus and the Pleiades

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Image by Honor Wheeler of the Moon and Pleiades imaged on the 3rd of April 2020 @ 20:08UT taken with her Canon 700D and a 300mm lens - ISO1600, f6.3, exp 2sec.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]HW-conjunction-2020-04-03 Imaged by Honor Wheeler on the 3rd of April 2020 @ 20:08UT taken with her Canon 700D and a 300mm lens - ISO1600, f6.3, exp 2sec.[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]venusandM45KevinLangford Venus & Pleiades Canon 750D, Sigma F2/135mm Lens, CLS filter. Skywatcher Adventurer Tracking mount. 1hr of exposures. Bexley, Kent. © Kevin Langford[/caption]

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Member Observing – not so isolated

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We have had some lovely clear and moonless nights the last couple of days and on top of this few contrails from planes making the sky ideal for observing, and whilst alone with your telescope or binoculars you can still share your experiences using our WhatsApp groups, just contact committee@crayfordmanorastro.com if you want to be added...

Here is a selection of member observations shared over the last few nights.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]ISS2020-03-22JA Image by John Archer - 20s no other details provided[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Venus_in_falseColour-2020-03-22_19-24 Image by Simon Dawes It's been 11 years, 1 month and 5 days since I last imaged Venus, now I remember why...[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="615"]WASP-84b Data measured by Martin Crow So my non transit resulted in showing up an error in NASA’s exoplanet archive. The mistake has now been corrected apparently. This is a good result as finding errors once Ariel is up would not be great[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]WhatsApp-Image-2020-03-22-at-10.53.28-PM Image by John Archer of the ISS - no details provided[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="765"]WhatsApp-Image-2020-03-24-at-9.48.57-AM Here is a test CCD image of the galaxies M65 (left) and M66, part of the Leo Triplet, which I took last night. My guiding still needs sorting out...[/caption]

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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"]WhatsApp-Image-2020-03-23-at-1.32.30-PM Image by Kurt Appreciate this will be basic stuff to most of you, but here's my first astrophotography effort of the full moon a few weeks back. Nothing too complex, 5inch SCT and snapped with a Pixel 4 phone.[/caption]

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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"]WhatsApp-Image-2020-03-23-at-2.11.27-PM Edited by Martin Just adjusted highlights and shadows mostly. You may already know this but it’s always worth looking from the edge of Mare Crisium to the limb of the moon. Due to libration you will see that this changes and sometimes we can see a little further around the moon.[/caption]

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Informal Evening 2020-02-27

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Another clear Thursday and an observing evening, below are a couple of images from the session.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]20200228_160818 Image by Jim of the Moon and Venus[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Image by Leigh of the Flame Nebula and the Horsehead Image by Leigh of the Flame Nebula and the Horsehead Taken at Sutton-at-Hone[/caption]

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The Moon, Venus and Jupiter in the morning sky

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We were treated with some lovely clear skies in the mornings of January 2019 and members were able to capture a few images of the conjunction of the Moon, Venus and Jupiter.

 

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Images by Kevin Langford

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Images by Leigh Slomer

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Images by Jim Burchell

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Moon Venus and Jupiter in a January Morning Sky (2019)

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Moon Venus and Jupiter in a January Morning Sky (2019)

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Images by John Howarth

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