Friday, 29 February 2008

Occultation of Venus 18th June 2007 14.21 gmt

I lost this picture many months ago.

Luckily I found it recently, hidden on one of our cd disks!!

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Total Lunar Eclipse 21st February 2008

I sat outside, early hours of this morning waiting for the total lunar eclipse.

Huddled sitting on a rug, with blankets and warm clothing, hoping the clouds would move away.

Luckily they did long enough for me to capture these images.

I spent a lot of the time leaning against my chair nodding off....or using the binoculars to view the totality.

It's wonderful to see stars in such close proximity to a full moon, the blackness of space around that shining lunar disk is a sight not often seen.....

I took full advantage of it.....:0)

Last night's Moon

Last night was the first time for a week that I've been able to drag the telescopes outside. With a magnification of x50 and a bi...