Orion Star Count

In the UK, The Countryside Charity (CPRE) is asking people to participate in the annual star count (Feb 6th-14th 2021) – this involves counting the stars with the naked eye within the main part of the Orion constellation to get an understanding of the level of light pollution across the country. Finally, after several nights…

Comet Neowise

This is Comet Neowise or, more officially, C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) – a retrograde comet – during July it is just visible with the naked-eye (not directly looking at it, you have to use averted vision due to the way ours eyes work) – better with binoculars and better still with a long exposure photograph! Neowise…

Lunar Eclipse

Here is a compiled shot of the Lunar Eclipse that occurred early on 28th September 2015 – made up from 10 images, each around 5 minutes apart. ┬áThis shows the entry of the moon into the Earth’s umbral shadow and, once fully in shadow, the rusty red ‘blood’ moon due to being lit by the…