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The Sun

To be honest, I have seen much better solar hydrogen alpha shots than mine. I simply don't have the money to buy a larger hydrogen alpha telescope. However, I have made some progress by using a DSLR to capture the Sun through my PST.

Here's a few recent ones: ... ed-public/ ... ed-public/ ... ed-public/ ...
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Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Just seen my first Perseids meteor! Heading South West through the top of Bootes. It had a pinkish hue to it.
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July 2018

It was a shame that I missed the eclipse and planetary viewing was disappointing but I managed some nice Sun shots and some unusual constellation images.

The summary is here, as part of my 2018 retrospective: ... ective.pdf

The full report is here: ... -2018.html

The video is accompanied by "Going to California" by Robert Plant: ...
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Mars 2018

A few nights ago, I tried to look at Mars, but the top of a Leylandi got in the way. The next day I lopped a couple more inches off the top, and last night (23rd July) I was ready for it. Mars gets close to the earth about every 2 years, but the actual distance varies. This year is particularly close, but it is also very low down from the northern hemisphere. Mars came ...
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M57 Ring Nebula and M27 Dumbell

Hi all I took these images on the 2nd July,hope you enjoy,thanks for looking.
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Venus from 06/26/2018

Hi all I managed to get a shot of Venus before it vanished out of view.I thought I would share but is nothing special.Thanks for looking.

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sunspot 2715

Hi all I took a couple of shots of the sun today with my 80mm refractor as the sunspot 2715 was still visible,but was quite trick to find as it was a bit small.The first image is just without any barlow and the second is with the 3x barlow and modified the colour on the image.Thanks for looking and thought I would share.

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The Noctilucent Clouds are Back

In summer I always take a brief look north, just in case the noctilucent clouds appear. Most times I'm disappointed. However tonight (24th June) there was brief, rather dim display, but it is always worth a mention. They started to appear at about 10:10pm local time, and got to their brightest at 10:30pm, after which they faded away. As you can see, on this occasion, they are rather confused, and lack any interesting structure, but ...
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