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March Report

Full report: http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/march-2018.html

Annual summary so far: http://www.philippughastronomer.com/2018Retrospective.pdf

March video with "Freight Train" by Chas McDevitt and Nancy Whiskey (c. 1957): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4QRadvj8RI
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Triangle formation last night

Last night my husband saw at least 10 objects flying in a diamond shape formation flying which moved extremely fast travelling from West to east.....it was approx 4.30am and we are in Scotland. Did anyone see it..does anyone have an idea what it might have been?
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February Report

I saw and snapped a bit more than in January.

This is the summary:http://www.philippughastronomer.com/2018Retrospective.pdf

This is the full report: http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/february-2018.html

This is the joint January/February photo video, with "Because the Night" by 10 000 Maniacs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHNHnR2QTFs&list=PL--6h1svyG-FeycYHvs0ZwCSHl3LAi1xg&index=9
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M42 orion nebula

Hi all I took this image on the 25/02/2018 and I stacked 100 images at 5 seconds each,then put it through adobe photoshop and this is what I processed.Thanks for looking.
Andy
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A few moon Images

Hi all I thought I would share a few moon images that I took last week as I could not post any for a while as the moderators had to unlock the system.
Andy
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Part of beehive cluster with ic2388

Hi all I took this image last week of the beehive cluster,my camera has only got part of it as my chip is small on my colour camera.I have managed to capture IC2388 which is 14.7 magnitude according to the information on that I gathered from google.I know my refractor is only supposed to got to 12.7 according to skywatchers website,I thought I would share but is nothing special.I only too 3 images in jpeg ...
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January

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Sunspot 2696 and overexposed shot of edge.

Hi I have done a couple of images of the sun today,just to test out my Skywatcher 80 ed with a solar fiter to see if I could get focus on my Gpam290c and this is what i ended with,hope you enjoy.
Andy
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Comet Panstarrs (R2) and Comet Heinze

A 10th magnitude comet is not normally something that I go for, but rumours of a wobbly, disjointed tail seemed too interesting to over-look, so I had a go on 7th Jan. It is located near to Taurus' nose, and wasn't difficult to find. Imaging the faint tail was another matter, but 10 successful 60sec images have just about brought it out.

Image

There is also Comet Heinze, another 10th magnitude which is close enough ...
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This morning's conjunction

Up at 6am to try and catch the Mars/Jupiter conjunction.
Didn't fancy spending the time out to do an alignment, so this is using a 102mm f/12.7 Mak on an untracking mount.
1s exposure at 1600 ISO
Image
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