Saturday, 26 July 2014

Sunrise over Cwm Cerwyn





Today's Sunrise ......  over Cwmcerwyn, the highest peak of the Preseli Mountains.
 
The weather has been kind to Pembrokeshire this July. Lots of amazing sunrises
 
 
Clear sunrise skies
 
Mark
 

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Misty Solar Sunrise




Up at 5.45am ...just missed the Sunrise !! 
 
Captured a few shots of our mist shrouded village.
 
Last night we slept in the shed again...... Around about midnight I spotted a lovely meteor trail.
The meteor started its journey around Vega and continued over towards Altair.
 
 
At around 3.45 I was awake again and enjoying watching a gibbous Moon as it perched itself seemingly on some nearby treetops......  The air was still, no cars to be heard, beautiful calm morning .....  with a gibbous shining moon ....  PERFECT....  :0)
 
 
Clear Skies
 
Mark
 
 

Monday, 14 July 2014

Spying on Venus




This morning whilst waiting for the sunrise I spotted Venus shining brightly over towards the Haverfordwest area...  it looked amazing ..... 
 

 
 
From the front garden it looked even better as it hovered above the rooftops.... 
 
What a beautiful start to the day....
 
Clear Skies
 
Mark
 
 

Friday, 11 July 2014

iPhoto Solar Projection

 
Today I managed a quick solar projected image...



After a bit of processing using iPhoto software I was able to obtain this final image..
 



Clear Solar Skies
 
Mark
 

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Moon Capture

Today's Moon Afocal with the digicam
 
 
Schmidt C8 Celestron - 20mm Erfle - Digicam (afocal)
 
Clear Lunar Skies
 
Mark

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Astronomy from our garden shed.

 


Tonight the skies were beautifully clear. I decided to give the 40mm refractor a bit of an airing.

The crescent moon looked amazing as it hung over the nearby rooftops.

I was able to capture a few shots afocally with the digicam.



It was so warm that we decided to sleep in the garden shed, with our heads peeping out of the doorway.

 
The stars after midnight looked amazing, and thanks to the street lights being switched off we could easily see what looked to be Noctilucent clouds way out to the north.

 I haven't seen NLC's since July of 2009......!!!

No Schmidt telescope for me tonight, just the naked eye, a sleeping bag, a heart full of poetry and the stars above....

Clear Skies

Mark....

Nearby.. a lone dog howls..

The Full Mackerel Moon will be upon us on Monday,  nearby I can hear a dog practicing its lunar howling! Up above, the slow moving clouds...