Nothing to see...except this image.
I took this while setting up the scope for tonight's viewing. The moon doesn't do a lot for me but boy does it look good tonight.
Not the best seeing. The scope had been out for a couple of hours and was well collimated but a defocussed Polaris was very wobbly at 8mm. Quite a bright sky. I'm not
Excellent viewing session! Well planned with primary goal of seeing Neptune accomplished. I've trialled using a trolly attached to the bottom of the dob but this has made it way too unstable and
Seeing: 3 Transparency: 5 Scope: 1200/254 f4.7 Dobsonian Weather: Partly cloudy. 10º. 80% humidity. Moon: Not risen Today was the day of Cassini's final plunge into Saturn. Scope out early to
I've had a break from astronomy as we've just got a new puppy (welcome to the family Monty) so this was my first session for a while. Have purchased a Cheshire collimator. The
Scope: 1200/254 f4.7 Dobsonian Moon: Lots apparently. Florence 3122. Asteroid in Aquarius Too faint while the moon is up and at mag +8.8. Waiting for the moon to set or
22 #perseids, some of them real stonkers. And during lulls in my attention... Messier 11 (Wild Duck Cluster) and Messier 26. #meteorwatch pic.twitter.com/vpTxAWxoM6— elliot 🔭 (@elliottucker) August 13, 2017
I was curious to see if the ISS would see the shadow of the eclipse and while the won't be shadowed by the moon they will see the shadow at a distance...hopefully.
A different night with similar conditions to the night before but with an even brighter moon. This time the scope had been given plenty of time to acclimatize. Some high level clouds dropped
We've had a long run of cloudy weather this Summer in Ireland (it being Ireland) and so observing sessions have been few and far between. I've been keen to observe Saturn and try
It's taken nearly three months for the the SkyWatcher FlexTube 250P Dob to arrive. It seems the whole of Europe ran out and we needed to wait for a shipment from China. First
Seeing - Atmospheric Stability Severely disturbed - Low power unsteady Poor - Medium power unsteady Good - High power unsteady Excellent - High power soft Superb - All powers steady Transparency - Clarity
NASA have been releasing images from the Juno probe orbiting Jupiter on a 56 day cycle. During Perijove 7, the most recent close fly by of Juno to Jupiter, the onboard JunoCam snapped
Bugs love piles of rotten logs so I collected a few while out for a walk in the woods. Plus a bunch of wild plant heads and seeds to see if I can
Scatter wildflower seeds on the uncut area of the garden Create a mini pond Plant bee friendly flowers and shrubs Build a "bug hotel"
Inspired by Springwatch, Ciara and I have decided to leave a patch of the lawn un-mown. We're hoping to grow some long grass and weeds and have a bunch of bugs move in