Archive for October, 2009

Another Astronomy Sketch of the Day

Another sketch has made it to the wider world.

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What’s the most beautiful sight in the night sky?

I ask myself the above question after a fascinating¬†evening under the stars. With the moon out of the way it was deep sky time. Read more…

Last of the butterflies?

11th October is pretty late to be seeing butterflies. Read more…

Planting up the mini-meadow

Perfect planting weather yesterday, AND I HAD TIME TO DO IT! Time therefore to put the meadow to bed for the winter. Read more…

To Infinity and Beyond!

Last night was typical of the autumnal weather recently, with briefly clear skies giving way to fog. I took advantage of a clear dark spell to do a round of both near and distant objects; a planetary nebula, a colourful double star, another shadow transit of Jupiter, and some curious lunar features….. Read more…

Full Moon Delights

The full moon looked pretty spectacular last night, and there were some reasonably clear skies up until 9pm-ish, when it began to get foggy. Because number¬†3 on the Lunar 100 list is “Mare/Highland dichotomy”, this was the perfect occasion to tick that off. Read more…

Brilliant conjunction and two lunar record holders

On 29th and 30th Sept, the moon passed from right to left of Jupiter. Read more…