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09 November 2018The Hunting of Comet 46P Wirtanen - Observing & Photography Challenge

“The Hunting of Comet 46P Wirtanen”

Our astronomy club announced its end of year challenge for observers and astrophotographers at our November monthly meeting last night.

Will you be the first member to see the comet, the first to photograph its tails?

This comet is on track to become a naked-eye object in early December.

It’s not currently visible to high latitude northern hemisphere observers but that’s all due to change at the end of this month.

This gives us a few weeks to train our eyes, get familiar with our star maps & apps, practice using our binoculars & scopes, and hone up on our photographic techniques.

Here’s a few links to give some more information on this exciting event.

No prizes for the first members to see or photograph the comet .... but massive ‘bragging rights’ and kudos to be earned!

Good Luck & Clear Skies

 

HAS Observing Team & HAS Astrophotography Group

 

http://wirtanen.astro.umd.edu/46P/46P_status.shtml

http://earthsky.org/space/46p-wirtanen-possibly-visible-to-eye-dec-2018

http://www.cometwatch.co.uk/wirtanen-brightest-comet-of-the-year-is-coming

 

 

08 September 2018A Daytrippers Guide To Visiting The Moon

Please download your copy of A Daytripper's Guide To Visiting the Moon by clicking on the link.

This Guide has been compiled to use in conjunction with the skyran Moon exhibition in Stromness Academy during September 2018 which is part of the Orkney International Science Festival 2018

03 September 2018Doors Open Day 2018

A great turnout for Doors Open Day 2018 - JSL Observatory (with photos of the event)

JSL ObservatoryNext Observing Session
Public & Members Lunar Observing and Comet Watch!

Sat 15th Dec
19:00h-21:00h

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All welcome!
Directions can be found here, and a list of planned observing sessions is on the JSL Observatory page. Please check back here for the latest status before setting out.

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