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Observing at Wellow 19th May

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Observing at Wellow 19th May

Our third attempt at observing this month was a success. We had 8 visitors during the 3 hours we were set up at Wellow and even though we had Moonlight and the prospect of the Sun only just below the Northern horizon, it was a treat. The skies started off with significant haze but this…

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Monthly Meeting 31st May – Solar observing

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Monthly Meeting 31st May – Solar observing

Astronomy doesn’t have to end at dawn. The daytime often allows viewing of the Moon, bright planets, bright stars, and, of course, the Sun. Hopefully all know that looking directly at the Sun isn’t a clever idea and can damage your eyes but using an optical device can speed up the damage and its severity…

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Monthy meeting – Astrophotography with telescopes

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Monthy meeting – Astrophotography with telescopes

Thursday 26th April from 7:30pm at Percy Community Centre, Bath. Monthly meeting of Bath Astronomers and talk by Pete Richardson on Astrophotography with telescopes. Pete is an award winning astrophotographer based in Bleadon, Somerset just outside of Weston-super-Mare. His studied and meticulous approach has led to images that rival the best in the business and…

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World Heritage Day

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World Heritage Day

A great afternoon supporting the Bath Preservation Trust bringing astronomy and in this case solar observing to the public at the World Heritage Day below the Royal Crescent on Sunday 22nd April. Jonathan Hall, Tony Vale, Charles Draper and Simon Holbeche were there to guide the usage of the 4 solar telescopes set up. 2…

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Widefield astrophotography

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Widefield astrophotography

Thank you to those that were able to come along to Andy Burns’ talk on widefield astrophotography last night (29th March 2018) at the Percy Community Centre. We had 20 attend to find how they can use their cameras to start capturing images of the night sky without the complexity of a telescope as well….

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