Gerald Birbeck This picture was taken by me last year in Agden, Lymm using a 4″ reflector with a 25mm wide eyepiece. I put my small Polaroid i733 digital camera with a 7mp lens up to the eye piece and took the shot. It shows what can be done by amateurs with fairly basic equipment.
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The image below is of the Gegenschein taken with my 28mm wide angle lens with a 59s exposure on November 1st., from a dark site outside Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. I confirmed that it was not a vignetting effect in the lens by taking another image with it offset from the centre, towards the left of […]
The Appulse of Delta Geminorum by Jupiter was observed on October 5th. I was taking images of NQ Geminorum at the time, which I normally do by pointing the camera between Delta Gem and Pollux. NQ Gem is about half way between the two stars. However this time I could not find Delta Gem, and […]
These stunning photographs were taken by Colin Henshaw who lives in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, on November 3rd., 2013, where the eclipse was partial.
This is a talk given on Friday 1st November by one of the society’s members Chris Suddick. The talk takes a historical and present day look at how the universe was first measured and how this approach has led us to understanding more about the universe. If you are […]
How do we find planets — even habitable planets — around other stars? By looking for tiny dimming as a planet passes in front of its sun, TED Fellow Lucianne Walkowicz and the Kepler mission have found some 1,200 potential new planetary systems. With new techniques, they may even find ones with the right conditions […]
What’s six miles wide and can end civilization in an instant? An asteroid — and there are lots of them out there. With humour and great visuals, Phil Plait enthrals the TEDx Boulder audience with all the ways asteroids can kill, and what we must do to avoid them.
A short description of the joys and challenges of astronomy from Colin Henshaw in Saudi Arabia. The night sky from Saudi does not look all that much different from that seen in the U.K. except that you have another twenty or so degrees of southern sky. At southern culmination the circumpolar constellations are upside down, […]
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