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Wide angle Milky Way shots from the Languedoc

By |4 August 2019|Milky Way, News, Other, Wide Angle|

So – because there’s no night in Scotland from May to August, I went south to the Languedoc hills. Sainte-Polycarpe in the Aude region to be precise. First real use of my Skywatcher Star Adventurer mount. Great fun, still a lot to learn, but got some decent images. Also made a fun little video story of my holiday in a beautiful region of France.

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Noctilucent Clouds

By |2 June 2018|News, NLC, Other|

First sighting this year and one of the very earliest to appear on Twitter.

Venus at the bottom with Castor and Pollux above. ß Aurigae (Menkalinan) to the upper right.

Object IDNoctilucent Clouds
Details2018-06-01
22:52 UT, 22:53 UT
TelescopeKit lens 27mm at f4
Fixed tripod
CameraCanon 600D
Exposure(s)ISO 400 1.6s
CaptureIn Camera
ProcessingLightroom
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Jupiter and Mars conjunction 2018-01-7

By |8 January 2018|Conjunction, Jupiter, Mars, News, Other|

A very close conjunction.

Object IDJupiter and Mars in conjunction
DetailsA very close conjunction, less than 14′ between the two planets. Poor seeing and very low altitude <15degrees
Date/Time2018-01-7 05:47UT, Inset 06:03UT
TelescopeC80ED @ f7.5
CameraCanon 600D
Exposure(s)30s, inset 0.6s
no darks,  flats or bias
CaptureAPT unguided
ProcessingProcessed in Photoshop


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Noctilucent Clouds 2009-07-21

By |31 August 2009|NLC, Other|

21-07-2009
Canon EOS 350D
An amazing display of noctilucent clouds.

For a description of Noctilucent Clouds, see Wikipedia:

Noctilucent clouds, are tenuous cloud-like phenomena that are the “ragged-edge” of a much brighter and pervasive polar cloud layer called polar mesospheric clouds in the upper atmosphere, visible in a deep twilight. They are made of crystals of water ice. The name means roughly night shining in Latin. They are most commonly observed in the summer months at latitudes between 50° and 70° north and south of the equator.

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