Thursday, August 14, 2008

Cloud appreciation!

Just been out to see what I can see, lots of high Cirrus cloud and the Moon to my SW is lighting it up like the proverbial lamp.

Was hoping to get another sighting of Jupiter but no chance at all tonight, I did get to see get to see the plough through the haze and what I assume is Capella but that is it for now.


Monday, August 11, 2008


After posting some photos on I was asked if my image of Vega could be used in an impending newsletter for the Rose City Astronomers club from Portland, Oregon in the US.

I agreed to let them use the image and the result can be found here on their website on page 3 of The RCA August 2008 Newsletter.

I was also asked for the same image to be used at a kiosk in a visitor centre in the Louisiana Art & Science Museum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

This was one of the first images I captured through the Skywatcher and I was quite pleased with the result.


Saturday, August 09, 2008

No clear skies for weeks!

I was hoping that during August I would get the chance to sit back in a deck chair and get some quality eyeball astronomy done, but no chance at all. Not even had another view of Jupiter since a few weeks ago.