Author Archives: Derekscope

Ganymede’s shadow

Saturday 9th November 2019 – 16:00 / 4pmA very challenge observation as the magnifications will be required with a suitable telescope takes place in daylight that Ganymede’s shadow transits across the Jupiter’s disc.

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The Capes of Sinus Iridum

Friday 8th November 2019An opportunity to see ‘The Capes of Sinus Iridum’ of Promontorium Laplace and Promontorium Heraclides.

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Moon Craters:- Lalande (10 miles wide)

Tuesday 5th November 2019With patience, good lighting, and decent optics you should be able to tell if Lalande A has a flat or rounded floor by looking at the shadow of the rim as it crosses the center of the … Continue reading

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Saturday 2nd November 2019

Saturday 2nd November 2019The evening the Moon and Saturn are close approach.

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Moon & Jupiter in daylight

Wednesday 31st October 2019 @ 14:00 / 2pmThe Moon and Jupiter will make a close approach, passing within 1°17′ of each other.

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Moon, Venus and Mercury

Tuesday 29th October 2019 @ 16:45 / 4.45pmWith a clear skies, looking for Venus shortly after the sunset low in the southwest.

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Double shadows transit

Thursday 24th October 2019 @ 16:30 / 4.30pmRequires a telescope to view at the gas giant planet, Jupiter from 3:30pm to track the shadows of Jupiter’s moons Io and Europa.

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September Full Moon

Friday 13th September @ 10pmSeptember Full Moon, it has a name and meaning;The strong light of the Harvest Moon allowed European farmers to work late into the night to harvest their crops. The Harvest Moon does not always occur in … Continue reading

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Partial Lunar Eclipsed

Snapped this great shots of the partial lunar eclipse in Milton Keynes.

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Partial Lunar Eclipse

Tuesday 16th JUly 2019 – 22:00 / 10pmGood opportunity for astrophotography!

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