BBC Stargazers 2013

The society will be joining with the Oxford University Astrophysics department for Stargazing 2013 on Saturday 12th January. We’ll be there all day and night with an evening observing session. Do come and say hello. Follow the link for more info http://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/events/2013/01/12/stargazing-oxford-2013

Cheers,
Ian

Observing report for the 14th November 2012

We had a surprisingly low turn out for such a clear night. There were only 6 visitors and two scopes. But for those who came out they got to see quite a lot. With a 10″ Newtonian and a 6″ SCT we had good views of a motley collection of Messier objects, Jupiter andĀ UranusĀ  plus a few other DSO. Amongst our targets for the night were M31, M57, M81 and M82, M36 to M38, the double cluster, Alberio, and the planetary nebula, M78 and M79. Trevor tried for the Eskimo and could not get it in the murk. I had similar problems with M101 and M1. But these were made up for with nice views of M42 as it rose above the hedgerows.

Hopefully this will tempt a few more of you out to our next observing session in December as a welcome break from present wrapping.

Cheers,

Ian