Monthly Archives: June 2008

The Ghost Swift

This beautiful moth is extremely well named, on summer nights you might see the male dancing its ghostly dance across your garden. He is trying to attract a mate with his rapidly moving wing beats whilst hovering & darting just above the vegetation. The scientific name for this moth...


NGC7000 & the Pelican in H alpha

The North American Nebula (NGC7000) & the neighbouring Pelican Nebula (IC5070) are just 2 of the beautiful cosmic sights to be seen in the constellation of Cygnus, "The Swan". Having undertaken a brief tour of Cygnus last summer, I am encouraged to do so in more depth this year...