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Three dimensional applications to astrophotography

Posted by on Mar 2, 2020 in Main |

The guest speaker at the February monthly meeting was Mr Anthony Jennings from Manchester Astronomical Society. Three dimensional applications to astrophotography. Mr Jennings who has been a long time member of Manchester astronomical society and a very experienced observer and photographer of the night sky. He commenced his presentation pointing out that...

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The March Night Sky

Posted by on Feb 29, 2020 in Main |

If you not a fan of winter then this month will give you a few reasons to celebrate. Spring is on its way. On the 20th we have the vernal equinox. After that date the days become longer than the nights. This is followed on the 31st of March when British summer times stars and it will be around 8 pm before it becomes dark. March will be the best month this...

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The February Night Sky

Posted by on Jan 25, 2020 in Main |

Venus is cheering up the dark February skies as the glorious Evening star. There are the first signs of spring in this month’s night sky even though the winter constellations are clearly on display. The Plough is now higher in the north east, with its handle pointing in the general direction of the horizon. If you follow the curve of the handle you will...

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Analog Moon

Posted by on Jan 25, 2020 in Main |

The guest speaker at the February society meeting was Mr Mark Wrigley. Eight years ago Mr Wrigley set up a one-man business in my hometown of Sheffield. A physicist by training and his business focuses on getting across the message that science is cool. More than that, it can lead to a really good career. Mr Wrigley works as a volunteer for the Institute of...

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The January night Sky

Posted by on Dec 29, 2019 in Main |

The New Year begins with a cornucopia of celestial sights, from colourful shooting stars to a glorious Evening star. A bevy of brilliant stars, Bettlegeuse and Rigel in Orion. Aldebaran, the bright red eye of Taurus. Capella crowning Auriga. Caster and Pollux, the celestial twins in Gemini, and glorious Sirius in Canis Major. As for the star patterns,...

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Exploring Mars

Posted by on Dec 15, 2019 in Main |

The exploration of the planet Mars was the subject matter of Mr Rod Hines presentation at the December meeting of Keighley astronomical society. Mr Hine started his presentation with some of the earliest known depictions of the Martian surface. During the 1877 opposition, Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli used a 22 cm (8.7 in) telescope to help...

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