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Friday, September 28

Info from Tuesday's meeting

Hope you all enjoyed Tuesday's impromptu discussion.  I've attached some of the images and links from the news section below.


M57 - Ring Nebula
ATIK 314L+ with Skywatcher MN190
4 x 2 mins in each colour (LRGB)
Image Credit:  Dennis Kelly & Jeremy Hunt



M27 - Dumbell NebulaATIK 314L+ with Skywatcher MN190
4 x 2 mins in each colour (LRGB)
Image Credit:  Dennis Kelly & Jeremy Hunt


M31 - Andromeda Galaxy (central portion)
ATIK 314L+ with Skywatcher MN190
4 x 2 mins in each colour (LRGB)
Image Credit:  Dennis Kelly & Jeremy Hunt



M31 Andromeda Galaxy with satellites
Canon EOS300D modified with Skywatcher MN190
10 x 5 mins @ ISO 400
Image Credit:  Jeremy Hunt


NGC 6888 - Crescent Nebula

Canon EOS300D modified with Skywatcher MN190

10 x 5 mins @ ISO 800
Image Credit:  Jeremy Hunt




NGC 6960 - Veil Nebula

Canon EOS300D modified with Skywatcher MN190

40 x 5 mins @ ISO 800
Image Credit:  Jeremy Hunt


Tuesday, September 25

Amendment to tonight's programme

Unfortunately due to the extreme weather we've had over the last 24 hours, our speaker is unable to join us tonight.  We will be rescheduling his talk as soon as possible.

So instead of his talk on the aurora, I'll be extending my "news" slot to include a short tutorial on astrophotography and image processing.  Chris will then give a talk on astronomy "apps".

See you there!
Jeremy

Wednesday, September 19

September CAS meeting

The next CAS meeting will be held on Tuesday 25th September 2012 at 7.30pm.

We have an exciting guest speaker from the University of Lancaster, Dr Jim Wild.  The title of Jim's talk is...

In Search Of The Northern Lights

So come along and enjoy the show.