Re: 2018 – how was it for you?

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Dr Paul Leyland


In February I picked up a copy of Astronomy Now on a whim, the first one I’d read in almost 30 years.  Inside was an advert for a house and observatory for sale in La Palma.  We bought it in the summer and much of August was spent learning how to drive the 0.4m Cassegrain, a SBIG-8 camera and assorted gubbins.  A second spell 30 Oct through 10 Dec was an opportunity to do some science, almost entirely CVs and SDOR variables, though I did get some nice images of Sirius B and Sycorax (aka Uranus XVII).  Not yet processed are images which I hope will show Nereid clearly.  Plans for 2019 include tracking down other small satellites in the outer solar system.