Lunar eclipse 28 September 2015

Lunar eclipse 28 September 2015

Torn between astrophotography and sleep for this one!  Our walking holiday on the Amalfi coast had finished on Saturday with a beautifully long slow lunch among friends on the terrace at Leonardo’s in San Lazzaro, and our late flight out of Naples finally put us down at Gatwick at about 11.30pm.  Overnight hotel at the … Continue reading

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

This was a tough one from Cumbria. My interest in astrophotography embraces several categories of night sky objects, but perhaps none more so than comets.  Having met some of the Rosetta Team at the EPSC last year, I have felt a real affinity with this mission and had determined to capture comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko when visible … Continue reading

The dilemma of self-interest -v- public outreach on eclipse day!

The dilemma of self-interest -v- public outreach on eclipse day!

The solar eclipse of Friday 20th March 2015 presented a real dilemma: as an enthusiastic and committed member of the Eddington Astronomical Society, I wanted to be part of the event organised in Kendal, but as an individual amateur astronomer/astrophotographer, I wanted to see (and film) the eclipse.  Kendal was forecast to be under cloudy … Continue reading