M31 Andromeda

Just a quick post to say that last Saturday night the clouds cleared briefly and allowed me a hurried chance at imaging Andromeda (M31). [Update – Please see my updated post for much improved imaging & information] For light that’s travelled for over 2 million years it still puts on quite a show. You can

Lunar Eclipse

Well this seems like a suitable first post. Over the last few days we’ve been hoping for clear skies tonight. Why? Because a lunar eclipse was due to occur. This is when the earth passes between the sun & the moon. They don’t happen at every full moon because the moon’s orbit is tilted and