Archive for November, 2009

A catching-up megapost

Didn’t have time to post a load of stuff recently, so here it all is in a big soup: mushrooms, a conjunction and some double stars. Read more…

A waterfall, a crab, a pirate moon, a distant galaxy and the wonder-star

Terrific clear dark skies on Friday night meant an hour out with the scope for a tour of some of the autumn sky’s greatest targets. Read more…

A snowball, two clusters and a cheshire cat

We had two gorgeous nights with clear dark skies recently. Since I am nursing a cough, I only went out briefly on one of them, and had some success with some Caldwell objects and with a binocular cluster that “I” discovered. Read more…

The stars shone through a crystal clear sky…

Well….through a suburban Yorkshire sky. But they were gorgeous anyway…..I’ve missed them. The moon, bless it, was out of the way. I do like the moon, but I also like my nights dark, and I love the stars. Read more…

Some mini-meadow mushrooms

It’s been ages since my last wildlife post. Partly this is because all the flowers and insects (except mozzies) have disappeared now. However, I’ve been saving these fungi for a suitable moment…. Read more…

A fruity night out

Yesterday evening we were doing the traditional Guy Fawkes thing: setting off fireworks. After all that was over, the sky cleared up beautifully, and being the start of the weekend, that meant a late night under the stars with the scope. Hooray, I was so happy. Read more…

Mirror, mirror on the wall…..

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