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My most-recent image is at the top.  That is not necessarily the most-recently dated image.

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Another picture of the rotating sky, imaged with a better camera and lens than before
Saturn reaches opposition on 29th June and the rings will still be fully open this year.  But its declination will be slightly further south making imaging even more challenging.  Here are my first pictures for the season.
In June 2018 a planet-wide dust storm engulfed Mars.  On 27th July Mars was going to come closer than it had since 2003 making for a good opportunity to capture its surface details.  However, would the dust obscure the features?  So I decided to image Mars as often as possible before that date, and this page shows the pictures I obtained.
On 6th June 2018 there was a transit of Europa across Jupiter.  I captured a series of pictures during the transit and that of its shadow.
I have joined the Doncaster Astronomical Society and so I can use their 14-inch LX200 which is a superb instrument for imaging the planets.  This is my first attempt at Jupiter under less then ideal conditions.
My local astronomical society has a 14-inch LX200 which I have started to use to image the Moon and planets.  Here is a picture of Gassendi as a first try.
In January 2018, a day before third quarter, I took pictures of the same area of the Moon as I did at the previous first quarter.  On this page I show both pictures side by side.
A picture of NGC 2396, an open cluster in Puppis not far from M46, M47, and NGC 2423.
I have new individual pictures of M46, M47, and NGC2423, three open clusters near to each other in Puppis.
I took a number of new pictures of the Moon on 27th December 2017, mostly along the northern part of the terminator.  Clicking on this link will take you to my Latest Lunar Images page from which you can see them all.




A novel way to balance two telescopes on a single mount.
In 2014 we moved and I had the opportunity to have a new observatory.  This is the story of its construction written as we went along.
The full saga of my home-built, roll-off-roof observatory.
I have been trying out a new idea for control of dew forming on the front of my LX200 and DSLR lens.  This page describes the system and my results.

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