Archive for September, 2010

Wierd weekend.

This weekend four interesting observations to report. Read more…

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Final catch-up: 11th and 14th September

Sketches of double stars, open clusters, a dwarf galaxy, and planets to enjoy. Read more…

More catching up – sketches from 31st August and 9th September

Enjoy these sketches. Read more…

Back in business – a sketch book catch -up

Got new scanner – hooray. Here are some of my sketches from 7th and 27th August: Read more…

Outer conjunction

On 14th September, I went hunting around the solar system. Read more…

Pole to pole – parte deux.

On 11/9 it was very damp: so damp that dew eventually completely fogged up my eyepieces and I had to pack it in. But before I had to do that, I managed some good stuff in and around Cassiopeai mainly. Read more…

Pole to pole with a telescope – Part 1

I count myself lucky if I manage to get out and stargaze twice in one week. This week, I was lucky! On 9/9, I headed for the far south and Sagittarius. On 11/9 it was Cassiopeia in the far north. Whilst the former constellation is  hard for Yorkshire observers because of the horizon glow and general lack of summer darkness, the latter is always high above the horizon and observable here throughout the year. The Milky Way passes through both, meaning they are rich in star clusters, nebulas and double stars. Both were excellent excursions. Read more…