Archive for December, 2009

Craters Kepler, Marius and Marius Hills

A lovely day 12 moon shone high yesterday afternoon and as the sun set, I took the scope out to gaze and sketch for an hour. Read more…

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From near to far

On 21st December there was a fantastic conjunction of the crescent moon with Jupiter and Neptune. Read more…

Mars, and the great nebula in Orion

Well, I’ve been saving these winter wonders for a good time, and I think the week before Xmas is a good one. Read more…

More aurigan mists, and a seven star delight

Thursday night was beautifully clear, and I spent as long as I could outside before I froze, which was only about an hour in the end. I completed the last two of the Messier open clusters in Auriga, and then headed for Orion. Read more…

Mystical aurigan ghost

My first december stargaze with the scope. I’ve been nursing a horrid cough, so haven’t braved the cold for some days, plus of course it’s been mainly wet. Read more…