British Astronomical Association
Supporting amateur astronomers since 1890

Secondary menu

Main menu

BAA Gallery Picture of the Week
Image search

Nebula V900 by Grant Privett

Image

Expand image

About this observation
Observer
Grant Privett
Time of observation
26/12/2011 - 14:00
Like This Image
 0  
Share

This image of the newly discovered V900 variable nebula was captured in a 30 minute session on 30th Nov 2011 using the Faulkes telescope. Colour was derived from separate 120sec R, G, B images with luminance from H-alpha, SDSS I, R, G and B filtered images summed.

Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of the work by third-parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the webmaster.
BAA Gallery
Image search

P/2011W2 Rinner

Image

Expand image

About this observation
Observer
Time of observation
25/12/2011 - 15:29
Like This Image
 0  
Share
ccd image and observation
Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of the work by third-parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the webmaster.
BAA Gallery
Image search

C/2010S1 Linear

Image

Expand image

About this observation
Observer
Time of observation
24/12/2011 - 18:06
Like This Image
 0  
Share
ccd image and observation
Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of the work by third-parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the webmaster.
BAA Gallery
Image search

C/2010G2 Hill

Image

Expand image

About this observation
Observer
Time of observation
24/12/2011 - 18:05
Like This Image
 0  
Share
ccd image and observation
Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of the work by third-parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the webmaster.
BAA Gallery
Image search

C/2008FK75 Lemmon-Siding Spring

Image

Expand image

About this observation
Observer
Time of observation
24/12/2011 - 18:03
Like This Image
 0  
Share
ccd image and observation
Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of the work by third-parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the webmaster.
BAA Gallery
Image search

P/244 Scotti

Image

Expand image

About this observation
Observer
Time of observation
24/12/2011 - 17:57
Like This Image
 0  
Share
ccd image and observation
Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of the work by third-parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the webmaster.
BAA Gallery
Image search

Comet C\2010S1 Linear

Image

Expand image

About this observation
Observer
Time of observation
24/12/2011 - 17:55
Like This Image
 0  
Share
ccd image and observation
Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of the work by third-parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the webmaster.
BAA Articles

Comet Lovejoy seen from Australia

Comet Lovejoy survived it’s encounter with the Sun, and is now putting on fine display in the southern hemisphere. This video was made by Australian amateur astronomer Colin Legg.

 

Comet Lovejoy (2011 W3) rising over Western Australia from Colin Legg on Vimeo.

The BAA’s Denis Buczynski writes:

The ground based discovery of this Kreutz group sungrazer by Australian amateur Terry Lovejoy on 2011 November 27 has been followed closely by comet enthusiasts around the world as it headed towards perihelion passage on December 16. The spectacular views of the comet arrived at our computer screens via a medley of solar monitoring spacecraft. The comet survived its perihelion passage and has now begun its retreat from the Sun. There were some predictions, by comet experts, that the comet would disintegrate, as had been the case with many other sungrazers. Astonishing images were received showing the comet being disrupted during its close approach to the solar surface, losing it tail in the process. However the comet then appeared to brighten and another tail emerged from the brilliant cometary head. The link below will allow the reader to follow the development of the comet via the space imagery.

http://remanzacco.blogspot.com

As the solar elongation grew the possibility of seeing a daylight comet increased. A comparison with the brilliant sungrazer C/1965 S1 Ikeya-Seki seen in daylight in 1965 is being made. The following link shows that daylight imaging has been achieved (extreme care must be taken during this type of imaging) with remarkably simple equipment and techniques:

http://www.astrosurf.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/032557.html

Observers in the southern hemisphere are now beginning to see the comet rising in the early morning dawn sky. What the future developments are for this remarkable comet will be seen in images and observations made during the next few weeks. The link below shows a video of the comet and moon rising from a dark sky site in Western Australia made by Colin Legg .

http://vimeo.com/34007626

Like This Article
 0  
BAA Gallery
Image search

Comet C\2010G2 Hill

Image

Expand image

About this observation
Observer
Time of observation
18/12/2011 - 22:53
Like This Image
 0  
Share
ccd image and observation
Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of the work by third-parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the webmaster.
BAA Gallery Picture of the Week
Image search

M1 - The Crab Nebula - by Paul Downing

Image

Expand image

About this observation
Observer
Paul Downing
Time of observation
18/12/2011 - 15:45
Like This Image
Share

This image of Messier 1 was taken in Spain on 28th November 2011 by BAA member Paul Downing using a C14 and SBIG ST10-XME CCD camera. The image is an LRGB of 50:40:40:40 minutes.

Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of the work by third-parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the webmaster.

Pages

Subscribe to British Astronomical Association RSS