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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.
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) and a page listing my most recent lunar images (on my Moon page), which may be of help.
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.
On most of my pages you will see this icon in the top, right-hand
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.)
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:
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:
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.
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 22.214.171.124 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.