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The Journal of the British Astronomical Association, 2019 February

Volume 129, Number 1

From a violent outburst to a cosmic vanishing act, this Journal celebrates recent amateur discoveries. Achievements of early BAA member Alice Cook are to be found alongside present-day research of the Jupiter Section, while for aspiring discoverers, David Arditti explains how to set up a telescope.

Contents

3
Notes and News
3
Nick Hewitt
4
Nick James
5
Loughton Astronomical Society celebrates 50th anniversary with Astro Festival
Brian Morton
6
'Ultima Thule' revealed
Philip Jennings
6
(156) Xanthippe occultation
Tim Haymes
7
Activity 2018 September 1 – November 30
Sandra Brantingham
7
Observations of Mercury: 2016–’18
Richard McKim
8
Venus, eastern elongation 2018 June–October
Paul Abel
9
Solar Section
Lyn Smith
11
David Arditti
12
FROM THE JOURNAL ARCHIVE
John Chuter
13
John H. Rogers
27
Jean Meeus
29
William Barton
38
Raffaello Lena & K. C. Pau
45
George Carey
45
A new comet: C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto)
Nick James
46
Nick Hewitt
48
Highlights from the 2018 Observer’s Challenges
Andy Wilson
49
Letter: Origin of Crux
Ian Ridpath
51
Discovery of the first resolved triple white dwarf
Jeremy Shears & Martin Mobberley
52
Alan Dowdell
54
Mercury, by William Sheehan
Reviewed by Richard McKim
56
Brian Mills
61
Index to Volume 128 (2018)
Hazel McGee