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This evening we have the delights of Michael Poxon talking to us about star birth.
Our talks are on Zoom and open to anyone, free of charge.
8pm start, lobby open from 7.45pm
We hope to see you there!
If you are interested, just send us a message for the link to join.
Scattered across the stars of Orion is a huge complex of colourful nebulosity. These clouds of gas are peppered with new-born stars and newly forming solar systems around 1,400 light years away!
Almost pulled an all-nighter capturing this image, got to bed just before sunrise!
This just made my day! 💛 keep an eye out for Mars, Jupiter and Saturn! It's still cloudy at my house 😤 https://twitter.com/Charlie78097349/status/1317170474720296960
Great to see young minds getting excited about astronomy! 🔭👨🚀👩🚀
We are planning to run some Young Astronomer events in the near future. I hope you will join us!
A star that exploded 10,000 years ago!
This is the Western portion of The Veil Nebula. These colourful ionized gasses are the remnants of a supernova explosion.
Total exposure - 72 minutes
Focal Length - 2000mm
Tomorrow we will be hosting the lovely Sam Cornwell from @TheSolarCan to hear about his incredible journey.
Join us virtually on zoom, message for more details.
Lovely evening star/satellite watching, loving modern day phone cameras4
#ISS #Jupiter #Saturn #nightsky #doncasterisgreat #huaweip40pro @VirtualAstro @DaydreamAstro @DoncasterAstro1
If you would like to attend tomorrow’s meeting via Zoom & haven’t had your invitation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks go to @DoncasterAstro1 for their advice on running virtual meetings, and AAS committee for putting so much of their time into organising this!
This evening we have the lovely @chris_grimmer joining us to share his knowledge on the Cassini mission.
Log in from 7.50 for an 8pm start
If you are interested in joining these virtual talks, please get in touch.
#DAS #astronomy #Cassini
We are SO excited to resume our meetings, using Zoom as well as streaming to our Facebook group! We are kicking off with Drew Wagar talking about Mars on Friday 25th September at 7:30pm. Free & open to all ages. Please email email@example.com for the Zoom code!
This evening we welcome Nicholas Booth @Thievesbook to talk about Mars.
We hold our meetings virtually so feel free to message to find out more about how to join us.
Good morning everyone.
On this evening's Virtual Astronomy Club we have Professor Martin Hardcastle from the University of Hertfordshire tells us all about Surveying the Sky for Radio Galaxies.
Everyone is very welcome, join us at 7pm BST tonight.
This evening we welcome @DaveEagle45 who will be joining us virtually to speak about
Apollo 13 : "Houston We've Had a Problem Here"
Wed 26th, 8pm
If you are interested in joining these virtual Zoom sessions at no cost, please send us a direct message with your name & email 😁
The Wizard Nebula 🧙♂️
DAS members Rachael and Jonny took this image of NGC 7380 over 2 sessions. 1 hour of imaging in July and 3 hours in August.
Skywatcher Evostar ED80
ZWO 294mc pro
5 min exposures
Total Exp 4hrs
We are excited to launch our Zoom talk with @julianonions this evening speaking about Galaxies, One Gigayear at a Time.
Talks will be every 2nd & 4th Wed of the month at 8pm. If interested, email our secretary who will share the details with you.
Rich in bright meteors and fireballs, the Perseids meteor shower is one of the best of the year and it peaks on Aug. 11-12. Here are tips on how to watch it: https://go.nasa.gov/3ii5i6y
📷 : @nasahqphoto
Last night I set up 3 cameras facing different directions to maximise my chances of catching a meteor.
I was delighted to catch a bright meteor that left behind a persistent train. A trail of ionised gas that was disturbed by the meteors entry.
[RPT] Picture Rocks Sun Dagger: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200805.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_UOLpUDwpU
Milky Way over Tekapo taken by DAS member Jonathan Lodge
The band of the Milky Way only visible from the Southern Hemisphere, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds above the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo, New Zealand in December 2017.
Whirlpool Galaxy M51
A stunning capture by DAS member David
Sequence Generator Pro, guiding with PHD2
Altair Astro 60mm guide, captured with a ZWO ASI294mc pro CMOS camera, mounted on a Skywatcher EQ6 R Pro mount.
14 frames x 300s @ 50 gain
35 frames x 300s @ 120 gain
The Giants of Summer: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200729.html
APOD: 2020 July 28 â€“ NGC 6188: The Dragons of Ara: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200728.html
IC1848 - Soul Nebula taken by DAS members Rachael and Jonny
#astrophotography #nightsky #universetoday #thephotohour #doncasterisgreat #space
The Horsehead Nebula - IC434 - taken by DAS member David Mckinstrey
SGP, guiding with PHD2
Altair Astro 60mm guide scope
ZWO ASI294mc pro CMOS Skywatcher EQ6 R Pro mount.
21 frames x 60s @ 120 gain
18 frames x 60s @ 120 gain
Altair Astro Quad band filter
Pickerings Triangle taken by DAS member Rhys Owen
Sx Trius 694 Takahashi 106,3x600sS,4x600sO111,9x600sHa
#astronomy #astrophotography #nightsky #thephotohour #doncasterisgreat