Peter Lloyd's Astronomical Images

All the images on this site are Copyright © 2003-2018 Peter H. Lloyd, and prior to June 2014 were taken from Toddington, Bedfordshire, in the United Kingdom (51° 57' N  0° 32' W. Elevation ~150 metres), and after that date from Bawtry in South Yorkshire (53° 56' N  1° 1' W Elevation ~21 metres).  No image may be reproduced in any way without my permission (which will normally be given, subject to the usual conditions, in response to a courteous request to the address at the bottom of this page).

I am a member of the Doncaster Astronomical Society who operate an observatory with two magnificent telescopes, a 14-inch LX200 by Meade and a 12-inch ODK by Orion Optics. Riding on these are Skywatcher 80ED and Takahashi FSQ-106 refractors respectively which can be used for guiding or wide-angle imaging.  The ST80 can also be fitted with a 0.3A Hα filter for viewing the Sun.  All members can use these telescopes for visual observing or for astrophotography.

My Pictures

Click on any picture below to see what I have on that particular object.  Most pages are continually being updated, so please keep coming back.  I have a page listing my 10 most-recent images (below) that may be of help.

2004 Moon Mercury and Transits Venus
Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus and Neptune
DSOs Equipment Everything else Me and Mine
Most-recent images

All my pages are designed to work with a screen resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels.  Please use at least this resolution otherwise most pages will look very odd indeed.  Also, for the best results, your monitor needs to be adjusted so that it shows all shades of grey.  I have put a Test Chart below to help you adjust your monitor if necessary.

HomeOn most of my pages you will see this icon in the top, right-hand corner.  Clicking on it will bring you back to this page.

Recent visitors, courtesy Revolver Maps.
(The map uses Adobe Flash Player.  If this doesn't run automatically, try clicking on the Run icon.)

"East is East, and West is West".    Or is it?


I am indebted to QCUIAG for its members' continual encouragement and the amazing software that several of them have written and give away for free. I am particularly grateful to:

  • Peter Katreniak for K3CCDTools,*
  • Cor Berrevoets for RegiStax,
  • Steve Chambers for the long-exposure modifications,
  • Jon Grove for iMerge,
  • Jan Timmermans for one of the most helpful web sites I know,
  • And Paul Gordon who owns the server on which this site resides for his generosity in hosting the site and maintaining the hardware.
  • Without people like these who give freely of their time, skill, and expertise, so much less would be possible.

    *Peter Katreniak now makes a small change for K3CCDTools version 2.  This in no way affects my gratitude to him for K3CCDTools.

I am also indebted to:

  • Christian Lagrande and Patrick Chevalley for Virtual Moon Atlas
  • Patrick Chevalley again for Cartes du Ciel, a marvellous star atlas,
  • Charles Wood for his book The Modern Moon (Sky Publishing 2003), and for the Lunar Picture of the Day, an ever updating source of information about the Moon,
  • Jim Mosher for his Lunar Terminator Visualisation Tool (LTVT), which does a great deal more than show the terminator on the Moon (the link takes you to a descriptive page),
  • Don Waid for his excellent tutorials on the use of Photoshop with astronomical images,
  • Henry Hatfield for his book Amateur Astronomer's Photographic Lunar Atlas (Lutterworth Press 1968),
  • Antonín Rükl for his Atlas of the Moon (revised and updated by Gary Seronik, Sky Publishing 2004).

    These are the sources of most of the information I have been able to add to my lunar pages.  Without them I would know so much less about the Moon.

Test Strip

The squares are evenly spaced in grey apart from the darkest, which is not quite black, and the lightest, which is not quite white, so these two should be distinguishable from the background which is truly black on the left and white on the right.


I generally test this site with Mozilla Firefox versions onwards or Google Chrome.  There are features that Firefox and Chrome respond to but Internet Explorer does not.  I have tried to avoid these features.  I make much use of mouseovers and some older browsers do not respond to this command. If you are using one of those (such as Netscape 4.3 which I have) then the identification of features on the Sun and Moon will not work.  Since the whole point of this site is the images, text-only browsers are poorly supported.


I can be contacted at the address below.