I have been a keen astronomer since 2006 my parents bought me my telescope for Christmas. Since then I have bought several other telescopes, completed university courses and even created my own website where I share even more writings and my astrophotos.
Time for a quick update, the pain and swelling from my wrist operation are subsiding now which is good, and I'm sleeping better at night which is also good.
It has been a while since I have done any astrophotography, mainly due to all the clouds and lack of a summer this year!
Tonight I had a very good nights astronomy, starting with my first visual of Jupiter this year.
Yesterday I tried my first solar image using my new telescope and my Thousand Oaks solar filter.
Sunny during the day while I'm stuck in the office, get home and the skies cloud over. Typical.
Comet Lovejoy was Discovered in March 2007 by Australian Terry Lovejoy (using only a Canon 350D), this very Green comet is now moving through the constellation of Draco.
A new sunspot has developed on the surface of the Sun. Designated AR953, this sunspot is approximately three times the size of our little planet.
At 8:18 pm the Earth passed between the Sun and the Moon creating the first Total Lunar Eclipse for three years and surprisingly the skies stayed perfectly clear!