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Astronomical Events Observed - 2018
ISS Crosses the Moon 6th Jan 2018 07.23UT Stellarium showed that the ISS would pass across the Moon just before dawn.  Using a 127 Maksutov telescope and Nikon D3300 I made a short video of the event.  Click HERE to see the video on Youtube. Mars & Jupiter 6th Jan 2018 07.30UT For several days Mars & Jupiter have been coming   closer together in the dawn sky. In reality they are   370 million of miles apart.  Comet C/2016 R2 PanSTARRS 6th Jan 2018 19.30UT This comet was previously observed in Oct 2017 in Orion when it was very faint.  Originally predicted to be only +13 magnitude at its brightest, however, the comet  has been identified as a rare type which is Carbon Monoxide (CO) rich. CO turns  from ice to gas at a temp of only -248 oC so a little sunlight has a big effect on the  comet, producing a dense gas tail.  The bright star in the image is Gamma Taurus. The images was taken with a 70mm refractor and Canon 450D camera.  Comet C/2017 T1 Heinze 6th Jan 2018 21.00UT This comet is following the predicted brightness and reached its max magnitude of  +9.8 when imaged. At a distance of only 21 million miles from the Earth over the  period of one minute it could be seen moving against the background stars.  The bright star is a variable SU Cassiopeia.  I was able to estimate the tail to be 10arc mins long  The image was taken with a 70mm refractor and Canon 450D camera. 
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Animation of Comet Heinze movement in 40 mins
Two images of Comet Heinze movement in 40 mins
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Astronomical Events Observed - 2018
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ISS Crosses the Moon 6th Jan 2018 07.23UT Stellarium showed that the ISS would pass across the Moon  just before dawn. Using a 127 Maksutov telescope and Nikon D3300 I made a  short video of the event. Click HERE to see the video on Youtube. Mars & Jupiter 6th Jan 2018 07.30UT For several days Mars & Jupiter have been coming   closer together in the dawn sky. In reality they are   370 million of miles apart.  Comet C/2016 R2 PanSTARRS 6th Jan 2018 19.30UT This comet was previously observed in Oct 2017 in Orion  when it was very faint.  Originally predicted to be only +13 magnitude at its brightest,  however, the comet has been identified as a rare type which is  Carbon Monoxide (CO) rich. CO turns from ice to gas at a  temp of only -248 oC so a little sunlight has a big effect on the  comet, producing a dense gas tail.  The bright star in the image is Gamma Taurus. The images was taken with a 70mm refractor and Canon 450D  camera.  Comet C/2017 T1 Heinze 6th Jan 2018 21.00UT This comet is following the predicted brightness and reached  its max magnitude of +9.8 when imaged. At a distance of only  21 million miles from the earth over the period of one minute  it could be seen moving against the background stars.  The bright star is a variable SU Cassiopeia.  The image was taken with a 70mm refractor and Canon 450D  camera. 
Left: Animation of Comet Heinze movement in 40 mins
enquiries@gallowayastro.com Tel: 01988 500594
Astronomical Events Observed - 2018
Galloway Astronomy Centre Discover the Dark Skies of Galloway
ISS Crosses the Moon 7th Jan 2018 07.23UT Stellarium showed that the ISS would pass across the Moon just  before dawn.  Using a 127 Maksutov telescope and Nikon D3300 I made a short  video of the event.  Click HERE to see the video on Youtube. Mars & Jupiter 7th Jan 2018 07.30UT For several days Mars & Jupiter have been coming   closer together in the dawn sky. In reality they are   370 million of miles apart.  Comet C/2016 R2 PanSTARRS 6th Jan 2018 19.30UT This comet was previously observed in Oct 2017 in Orion when it  was very faint.  Originally predicted to be only +13 magnitude at its brightest,  however, the comet has been identified as a rare type which is  Carbon Monoxide (CO) rich. CO turns from ice to gas at a temp of  only -248 oC so a little sunlight has a big effect on the comet,  producing a dense gas tail.  The bright star in the image is Gamma Taurus. The images was taken with a 70mm refractor and Canon 450D  camera.  Comet C/2017 T1 Heinze 6th Jan 2018 19.30UT This comet is following the predicted brightness and reached its  max magnitude of +9.8 when imaged. At a distance of only 21  million miles from the earth over the period of one minute it  could be seen moving against the background stars.  The bright star is a variable SU Cassiopeia.  The image was taken with a 70mm refractor and Canon 450D  camera. 
Left: Animation of Comet Heinze movement in 40 mins
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