Posted by on Dec 29, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

Several members from Keighley astronomical Society held an observation evening at the side of Recar Tarn, on Keighley Moor. With the naked eye, binoculars and a small selection of telescopes the winter night sky was scanned. The sky was half covered in cloud but it moved quickly in the cold wind to allow a good spectrum of constellations of stars to be studied.

Highlights of the evening where using Jonathan Rushworth’s Dobson mounted telescope having an excellent view of Jupiter and four of it’s moons low in the sky above Rombolds moor. The Pleiades (messer 45) were spectacular through Davis Barkers tripod mounted binoculars.