Deep Sky Section Meeting 2014

Venue: The Deco, Abington Square, Northampton NN1 4AE



9:45 – Doors open – tea and coffee 

10:30 – Review of the year – Callum Potter

11:00 – Dale Holt –  “Using a deep sky video camera to observe the Hickson Compact Galaxy groups”

11:30 – Stewart Moore – “Great Balls of Fire – The Glory of Globulars”

12:30 – Lunch

14:00 – Section observing programmes – Callum Potter, Paul Curtis, & Grant Privett

14:30 – Grant Privett – “Digging in the Dirt: Adventures with image noise”

15:00 – Ian Sharp – “Remote imaging the deep sky”

16:00 – Tea

16:30 – Prof. Albert Zijlstra (University of Manchester) – “Latest developments in planetary nebulae research”

17:30 – Close

All talks subject to possible change

Price: £10 to BAA members and members of BAA affiliated societies

£15 to non-members. All welcome.

Includes tea and coffee refreshments, buffet lunch. The theatre bar will be open at lunchtime.

Entrance payable at the door, no advance booking – if you are planning to attend it would help to let us know for planning catering requirements – email deepsky at britastro dot org


Traders: Astronomia, BAA Sales, Webb Deep-Sky Society

If anyone would like to view something specific or order for collection from Astronomia, please email adele at astronomia dot co dot uk in advance.

Exhibition of deep sky material by Section members is encouraged (bring your own display boards).

Parking: The nearest car park is St. Michaels multi-storey car park which is adjacent to The Deco – after parking take the Abington Square exit. Directions at


Contact: Callum Potter –

Organisers: Callum Potter and Nick Hewitt

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